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Month: October 2022

Where does our food come from? Top food producing countries

Concerns have been rising over the future of the world’s food supply, due to challenges of climate-change, the recent global pandemic, and the ongoing war…

Cow milk tops list of most widely cultivated agricultural product worldwide

Cow milk tops the list of the most widely cultivated agricultural commodity across the world, followed by sugarcane, corn, wheat, and rice, according to a…

Government Keen To Shift From Rain-Fed To Irrigation Agriculture

The newly inducted Cabinet Secretary for Arid and Semi-Arid Lands and Regional Development is eager to shift the agriculture sector from rain-fed to irrigational in…

Black soldier fly larvae can cut reliance on antibiotics in poultry, scientists discover

Having the larvae in feeds increases the wealth of beneficial bacteria in the gut of the birds, thus promoting their overall health and growth. By…

African Development Bank and Partners Launch $520 Million Special Agro-Industrial Processing Zones to Transform Nigeria’s Agriculture

  Nigeria on Monday began its long journey to end hunger and achieve food security by launching the Special Agro-industrial Processing Zones (SAPZ), a program…

Economic downfall for agricultural machinery in Italy

The economic downturn is reflected in the market for agricultural machinery, which is declining for all types, yet sales volumes are still good. In the…

GMO maize seeds to be released for planting in next year’s long rains season

Several farmers will be able to access certified GMO maize seeds for planting during the 2023 long rains season, once 11 metric tonnes of the…

Adopt regenerative agriculture to mitigate drought effects, farmers advised

Experts are calling for increased adoption of regenerative agriculture to improve soil health and the productivity of smallholder farmers, who are battling prolonged droughts. By…

Limit consumption of eggs, beef and pork to help tackle climate crisis, campaigners urge

Shifting from animal to plant-based proteins could help in the climate change battle, an animal proteins summit heard. By Clifford Akumu Limiting the consumption of…

Yatta Mp teams up with Thika Cloths Mills to boost cotton production

A partnership between Yatta Mp, Robert Basil and Thika-based industrialist company is working to boost cotton farming in the area. by Luther Osier This comes…

Tea earnings increase in third quarter

The earnings to small-scale tea growers affiliated to Kenya Tea Development Agency (KTDA) grew by 53 per cent to Sh20 billion in the period July-September…

NCPB distributes subsidized fertilizer to farmers

Farmers can now access subsidized fertilizer by visiting the nearest National Cereals and Produce Board depots within their regions, following the distribution of over 300,000…

Hunger and food prices on the rise amid continued food waste and loss

About one-third of food produced for human consumption in the world is lost or turns to waste. In Kenya, food loss and wastage accounts for…

Kenyan lobbyists demand a stop to GMOs

Kenya’s agricultural lobbyists have criticized the government’s decision to lift the ban on genetically modified organisms (GMOs), which was put in place 10 years ago….

Egyptian Export entities meet in Nairobi to discuss possible business ties with companies in Kenya

by Luther Osier Egypt’s Chemical and Fertilizers Export Council in co-operation with the Ministry of Trade and Industry – Egypt (MIT), Export Council for Building…