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Month: December 2022

Tanzania to host AGRF 2023

It’s all roads to TZ next year for one of Africa’s premier agricultural summits By Smart Farmer Reporter Tanzania will be the host of the…

Agriculture sector a game changer, says World Bank

Leveraging the sector can spur growth, reduce poverty and heighten food security By David Kipkorir Boosting food resilience through community interventions in arid and semi-arid…

Kenyan avocado farmers earn Sh7 billion from China exports in three months

China is a key market for both fresh and frozen Kenyan avocados By David Kipkorir Kenyan avocado farmers earned Sh7 billion from produce they exported…

Farmers lobby supports lifting of GMO ban

Urges government and stakeholders to move with speed to address misinformation and perceptions about GM crops. By Clifford Akumu A farmer’s lobby has come out…

Antibiotics in cow manure is a major new threat to human health, says scientists

New research suggest antibiotics in cow manure can alter soil microbial activity, with implications for soil fertility and carbon emissions. By David Kipkorir Routine use…

AFC on award winning streak

By Musa Radoli Good things seem to be happening at the Agricultural Finance Corporation (AFC) this year, which has landed it on a winning streak…

Great news for vegetable farmers

The cost of producing vegetable seeds will drastically reduce if government waives Value Added Tax By Clifford Akumu Kenyan vegetable farmers will soon reap big,…

Ageing farmer population threat to Kenya’s food security

There is urgent need to support programmes that promote opportunities for young farmers  By David Kipkorir Experts are worried that farmer populations in Kenya are…

Scientists say biotechnology sceptics are wrong to dismiss GM crops

Genetically modified crops possessing genes from different species, could possibly relieve Africa’s food insecurity and improve livelihoods, experts say By Clifford Akumu African governments have…

Coffee farmers set to benefit from NKCPU reforms

Coffee Farm Input Subsidy Program that has been established to provide affordable and accessible farm inputs to smallholder coffee farmers all over the country By…

Kenyan farmers in limbo as China reduces manufacture of fertilisers

The reduction of manufacture and use of chemical fertilizers by China is likely to impact negatively Kenyan farmers who are perennially grappling with a shortage…

How Coffee farmers can get Cherry Fund advance pay for their crop

Cherry advance loan was one of the strategies which will see coffee farmers acquiring loans to improve their farming By Musa Radoli The Coffee Cherry…

KTDA announces monthly green leaf payment increase for farmers

Tea farmers to be paid monthly for green leaf delivered to KTDA By Musa Radoli The Kenya Tea Smallholdings Farmers contracted to supply the Kenya…

Kenya to host international Poultry Expo next year

Kenya is set to host an international poultry expo next year.  HPP Exhibitions is organizing the event slated for May 23-25, 2023, at the Sarit…