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Month: May 2021

How to get avocado trees to fruit at 14 months

After engaging in several farming ven­tures that have yielded little success, a Nandi farmer has earned himself the nickname, Gambler Farmer. But Mr Richard Tuwei,…

Jack Ma foundation 9 tips for African businesses

Africa’s Business Heroes is a flagship philanthropic programme started by Chinese businessman Jack Ma to support entrepreneurs in Africa and Ms Zahra Baitie-Boateng is the…

Brachiaria grass, a ‘wonder grass’ for livestock

Indigenous dairy cows and crosses have lower milk production, yield­ing between one and10 liters daily compared to exotic breeds such as Friesians and Jerseys that…

Leather industry platform to boost EA trade

By Clifford Akumu The launch of an industry network developed to boost trade in leather and its products among the East African Community (EAC) member…

New means to control spread of Brucellosis in livestock and humans

Brucellosis is among the most important zoonotic diseases. The disease, spreads when one consumes raw contaminated animal products, including milk, or comes into contact with…

Rice farmers tackling destructive Golden Apple Snails

Rice farmers in the Mwea region of Kirinyaga County have been given tips on the management of the snails threatening paddy rice production. The programme…

The dairy sector on a ‘burning platform’

Even before the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the dairy sector in Kenya was already on a ‘burning platform’, according to experts. The burning platform…

Macadamia nut farming in Kenya

Macadamia is as precious as gold in the world of nuts. By 2011, only a few people knew that it was grown in Kenya. In…

Pest and diseases that affect passion fruits

Nearly all passion fruit growing areas in Kenya are infested with the woodiness viral disease, USAid-Kaves says. This and other pests and diseases limit the…

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