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Month: June 2021

How global grape fruit production has really changed

The fruit industry has dramatically changed over the past 20 years.  The International Fruit Genetics (IFG) is celebrating pioneering advancements it has brought to the…

Ethiopia receives 8.5m pounds aid for food from Germany

Germany through the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), on June 8th gave a contribution of 8.5 million pounds to the people of Ethiopia, for…

How to plant managu

PREPARING MANAGU SEEDS FOR SALE AND STORAGE Soak the managu seeds in water for two days to soften the outer covering. Crush them using your…

Cow comfort principles and how they help your animals

Cows deserve a longer and better life and farmers a better income and more working pleasure. To achieve this, a cow’s comfort should remain a…

Kenya to benefit from ambitious  $104m FAO land programme for Africa and Central Asia

Kenya is among 11 African and Central Asian countries set to benefit from a $104 million  initiative  by the Global Environmental Facility and FAO to…

$1.3B Mastercard deal to save lives in Kenya, other African nations

  The Saving Lives and Livelihoods initiative will acquire vaccines for at least 50 million people Kenyans will be among African beneficiaries from the $1.3…

How unique agroforestry model has enabled half-acre farm to rake in Ksh200,000 monthly

From a distance, it looks like a jumbled-up farm where tens of ordinary and fruit trees, and vegetables are growing together, competing for space on…

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…

Kenya heading towards starvation and who is to blame

It is hard to remember any decision that has ever harmed Kenya as much as the current recommendation pushing Parliament to adopt the European Union’s…

ACWICT and CABI partner to enhance digital agricultural resource use for women and youth

By Smart Farmer Kenyan women and young farmers will benefit from a partnership between the African Centre for Women, Information and Communications Technology (ACWICT) and CABI. The…

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…

Efforts to revive ‘Black Gold’ renewed

For many years, coffee farming was a profitable business. Many remember with nostalgia the good old days. Today, the situation has drastically changed. While Kenyan…

Use seedling trays for better germination and returns

Carolyne Mwangi was deter­mined to make her 100 x 100 piece of land in Ruiru, Kimbo, in Kiambu County, more profitable. “Despite being employed, I…

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