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Month: November 2021

Training for farmers on correct pesticide use

Creating awareness and responsible use of pesticides is important in protecting smallholder farmers from harm, regulators have said. The regulators, led by Agrochemical Association of…

Vermicomposting coffee waste into nutrient-rich fertiliser

Relief is in the offing for coffee factories in Kenya, which have been struggling with mounds of coffee wastes in their compound. This is following…

Why your yields remain poor despite fertiliser

For many years, maize yields in Kenya have continued to decline, while once fertile and healthy soils from regions with heavy-medium rainfall and high yield…

Why organic matter is a must

The degradation of soil over the past 40 years has been due to the depletion of organic matter content, resulting in decreased crop yields. To…

Desilting Dams in Uasin Gishu

Usain Gishu county government is making plans to desilt water dams that are close to a century old. These efforts are in aim to battle…

Walking the talk: civil servant transforms rugged land into paradise

Their shamba is a prototype of Israel, a tiny Middle East nation, which through the use of good agricultural practices, regulations and scientific innovation, has…

How to grow Bixa Orellana

It is found on almost every farm in most parts of Kwale and Lamu counties, where it has been grown for several decades. Along the…

Rice Donation to help millions

The ongoing drought has affected millions living in the Arid and Semi-Arid Lands. In light of this, the government has received a rice donation of…

Sugarcane purchase price increased

Sugarcane farmers received great news as the purchase price on their crop is set to be increased as per the government approval through the Sugarcane…

E-dairying tool

A new online platform to support farmers with livestock breeding information has been launched for Africa dairy stakeholders. Funded through the Bill and Melinda Gates…

Artificial Insemination in Dairy Farming

Artificial Insemination is a rapidly growing way of dairy farmers improving on their herds. Small farmers in Kisii County are not being left behind by…

Pyrethrum farming in West Pokot

Farmers in West Pokot are being urged to move into Pyrethrum farming. Director of the Pyrethrum Processing Company of Kenya (PPCK) Simeon Boen, alongside the…

Get durable, efficient and easy to use farm equipment from Fyeka Ventures

Have you ever bought, say, a chaff cutter only for it collapse a few weeks later, when you were expecting years of usage? You are…

Fish Cage farming in Lake Victoria

Low fish stock in Lake Victoria has become a blessing in disguise as fish cage farming increases on the lake, that is expected to lead…

Climate Change Mitigation

The Government of the Federal Republic of Germany shared on the margins of the ongoing United Nations 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference. The sum…