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Nyeri Government provides farmers with equipment

The Government of Nyeri provided farmers in Thegu River ward with farm equipment recently. The equipment includes: 14 chaff cutters, 10 forage choppers and 3…

KTDA to make second payment to farmers

Factory directors from the 54 Kenya Tea Development Agencies(KDTA)-managed factories will from 20th September 2021 hold meetings to review and approve the factories’ annual audited…

The National ArgAbility Project

The National AgrAbility Project was modelled after Purdue Extension’s Breaking New Ground Resource Centre. Purdue University hosted the event and celebrated 30 years of creating accessibility…

Insects in animal feed

The increase in animal feed prices and general shortage has caused concern for the product in the Kenyan market. Livestock keepers and animal feed manufacturers…

Drought confirmed as national disaster

On the 8th of September 2021, President Kenyatta declared ongoing drought a national disaster. His excellency president Uhuru Kenyatta declared that the drought affecting parts…

Beekeeping as the new profitable trade in Kenya

Kenya has a rising demand for honey. Inhabitants of semi-arid areas have been advised to take up beekeeping as a source of income. So why…

Avocados and Kenyas smallholder farmers

Exporting avocados to high-value European markets can boost the income of Kenya’s smallholder farmers by 39 percent, a new report says. The finding is by…

Noctovi -controlling the fall armyworm in crops

A scientific study found that ablend of naturally occurring moth attractants, is effective when controlling the fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda. Brazil marketed the product under…

Pasture seeds distributed in Narok

Narok Farmers are relieved after the county government gave out pasture seeds worth Sh1.8 million. This was done through Agriculture Sector Development Support Programme Phase…

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…

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…

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…

Ethiopia receives 8.5m pounds aid for food from Germany

Germany through the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), on June 8th gave a contribution of 8.5 million pounds to the people of Ethiopia, for…

Leather industry platform to boost EA trade

By Clifford Akumu The launch of an industry network developed to boost trade in leather and its products among the East African Community (EAC) member…

PAFO and AGRA sign deal to support African smallholder farmers

Smallholder farmers, especially women and youth in Africa will enjoy increased access to productive resources and structured markets thanks to a cooperation and partnership agreement…

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