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Month: April 2021

How to retain lucrative EU rose cut flowers market    

Rose flower farmers need measures to fight against the False Codling Moth (FCM) to retain and expand the lucrative European Union market. Three years ago,…

PAFO and AGRA sign deal to support African smallholder farmers

Smallholder farmers, especially women and youth in Africa will enjoy increased access to productive resources and structured markets thanks to a cooperation and partnership agreement…

How Sistema.Bio Is Improving Kenyans’ lives through Affordable Biogas Solutions.

Ann Kagendo (pictured below) got her biogas installation over one year ago. Before this, she was cooking with firewood. Apart from being a tedious job,…

How to grow sorghum and know the different varietys

Sorghum can be planted as a pure stand or intercropped with maize, beans, and cowpeas. Variety of sorghum Your choice will depend on what you…

How to keep records on your farm

An old adage from my folks can loosely be translated as, ‘businesses fail because of poor accounting’. Contemporary business practices also emphasise the need to…

How to lime and test your soil

Modern ways of testing soils are quicker and more affordable, ensuring more convenience for farmers. One of the parameters tested is soil pH. A soil…

Want to keep your mangoes fresh? Wax them

In a few weeks’ time, the sight of rotting mangoes on farms will once again start haunting us. Reason? It is another mango harvesting season…

How to grow corriander on your small space

With the Covid-19 lockdowns, many people will be spending more time at home. This is, therefore, the perfect time to start your mobile garden venture…

Evonik invests in In Ovo’s technology to stop killing of male chicks

Nearly 40 million day-old male chicks from the laying-hen hatcheries in Germany are killed annually. The global figure is about 6.5 billion. Poultry farms don’t…

Why Tanzanian Onions are prefered by Kenyans

Nakuru County farmer, Mrs Elizabeth Kabilo, was bubbling with excitement. She had planted onions on a two-acre piece of land and everything looked great in…

How to grow, transplant, harvest and cure onions

There is no shortcut to success with onion growing. For you to get a good harvest, you must perfect the processes and follow them religiously,…

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