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Month: August 2021

Turkana irrigation site handover

Turkana irrigation site handover CEC Phillip Aemun from the Turkana County Agriculture saw over the location handover for the proposed Kapelbok Spate irrigation project in…

Tea farmers taking charge of sub-sector

Appointed to the Agriculture ministry in January last year, Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya promised to reform the tea sub-sector. Then, the tea industry was controlled…

Disease management and how it affects Milk quality

Importance of disease management in dairy sector According to Dr Menjo, there is a need to restructure the flow in veterinary services. Disease management is…

Lactose free milk

Did you know that more than 6 billion people worldwide consume milk and milk products? However, a large percentage of the total world population suffers…

Profits in Commercial Dairy Farming

Migrating from rural areas to towns to look for jobs is a norm. However, relocating from the village to farm in the urban centres sounds…

Organic Farming

Meat is often more looked after at buffets instead of vegetables and fruits, and why is that? It is because protein as a nutrient is…

How to control mycotoxins for safer animal products

The fungi, which produce toxins in the field and during storage, are of the strain Aspergillus, Penicillium, and Fusarium. Mycotoxin producing moulds are found in…

Clusters: The power of banding together

With the dairy sector in a bad shape, experts have advanced reasons for this state of affairs. Lack of teamwork between actors in the production…

Kenya and USA improved Trade Agreement

Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Industrialization, Trade and Enterprise Development, Hon. Betty Maina, held virtual consultations on the 23rd August with the US Trade Representative, Ambassador…

EU’s boost to Kenya’s horticulture sector

A multimillion endeavour by the EU to boost Kenya’s horticulture sector is a grand investment of Ksh650 million Firstly, under the NExT (New Export Trade)…

Factors influencing Kenyas dropping milk standards

It is important to explore and expound on some of the factors that have contributed to the dropping milk standards in Kenya. Below is an…

The state of Kenya’s low quality of milk

In the past, Kenya exported milk to various countries in Africa and beyond. It exported butter to Zambia and Malawi, cheese to Tanzania, and ghee…

SMEs get 30 percent insurance premium reduction

Insurance Premium Reduction in South Africa The Standard Bank’s small-scale business and agriculture customers in South Africa can breathe a sigh of relief. Moreover, the…

On-farm-feed formulation reduces dairy farmers’ costs by 50 per cent

When Alfred Korir started dairy farming in Nakuru County, he was confident that he would make hefty profits. However, the 68-year-old retired teacher would be…

Dutch Ambassador Roots For Youth Role in Agriculture

The Netherlands Ambassador to Kenya, Maarten Brouwer, met with Tharaka Nithi Governor Muthomi Njuki last month and discussed agriculture and how it can be used…

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