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Month: November 2022

There is more to bees than just sweet honey

By Bernadette Murgor bmurgor@smartfarmerkenya.com Beekeeping is sweet news for consumers, but should also be for the farmers, who make it happen. Honey is popular all…

What those who attended COP27 had to say

Voices from the concluded COP27 “COP27 was meant to be the “African COP” but the needs of African people have been obstructed throughout. Loss and…

Whole Grain Impact on Global Food Security

By David Kamau and Peiman Milani The world is facing a global food crisis like none other, with food prices at historic highs, supply chains…

Farmers file court case to stop punitive seed laws

By Smart Farmer Reporter A public interest litigation filed by 15 farmers representing many other smallholder farmers across the country calling for an amendment of…

Small-scale farmers in developing countries aided to mitigate climate change

Small-scale farmers in developing countries will supported to better adapt to climate change and further reduce highly polluting methane emissions. By Smart Farmer Reporter The…

Agriculture sector to get $7 Billion pie from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation  

 Agriculture sector is among other critical areas that will benefit from $7 billion support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation over the next four…

World Fisheries Day in Homa Bay

This years ‘World Fisheries Day’ is celebrated in Homa Bay under the theme ‘Investing in social protection to secure equitable blue transformation in the fisheries…

CABI BioProtection Portal records one million visitors

A portal that has vital information for growers about how to select, use and source the right product for crop productivity has reached a million…

Sigh of relief for arthritis sufferers as new research shows promise for cure

Huge progress as new research shows that ginger may be the key to aiding arthritis sufferers. By David Kipkorir People suffering from osteoarthritis and rheumatoid…

Capital fund for agribusiness in Taita Taveta

A Sh5.1 billion capital fund in Taita Taveta County has women and youth groups in agriculture hopeful for the future. by Luther Osier A field…

Partnership helping the battle against fall army worms

A partnership between the Kenyan government and multinational research organizations has been working to contain the spread of fall army worms. by Luther Osier The…

Farmers embrace smart insurance to guard against climate shocks

With the help of images taken via satellite and smartphones, ACRE Africa’s Picture Based Insurance (PBI) project is working to make smart insurance accessible to…

Kenyans allowed visa free travel to S.A for up to 90 days

Kenyans will no longer need Visas to travel to South Africa as of the first of January, 2023. Announce Presidents Cyril Ramaphosa and William Ruto….

Strike at Kenya Airways costing horticulture sector Sh200m daily loss, says CS

The horticulture sector is losing Ksh200 million on average every day, due to the ongoing strike by Kenya Airways pilots, which has seen several tons…

About 44pc of pesticides used in Kenya are banned in Europe

About 44 per cent of the total volume of pesticides used in Kenya are banned in Europe, said a German non-governmental organisation, The Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung (HBS),…