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How to grow corriander on your small space

With the Covid-19 lockdowns, many people will be spending more time at home. This is, therefore, the perfect time to start your mobile garden venture…

Why Tanzanian Onions are prefered by Kenyans

Nakuru County farmer, Mrs Elizabeth Kabilo, was bubbling with excitement. She had planted onions on a two-acre piece of land and everything looked great in…

How to grow, transplant, harvest and cure onions

There is no shortcut to success with onion growing. For you to get a good harvest, you must perfect the processes and follow them religiously,…

How to grow apples

Mr John Munya pulls a metal hanging on a wire on his quarter-acre apple farm in Kimumu, Uasin Gishu County, and it bursts into a…

How to grow turmeric

Despite the lucrative returns of over Ksh500,0000 from half-anacre, turmeric is not as widely grown by Kenyan farmers as other high-value crops in the medicinal…

Can agriculture overcome its own water problems?

Agriculture requires a great deal of water. In fact, it uses 70% of the world’s freshwater supplies. For centuries farmers have found ingenious ways of…

How to dry your fruits and where to sell them

Maureen Ochieng has been a farmer in Siaya for the last five years. But it is in the last two years that she has realised…

A fatal attraction that controls the devastating fall armyworm

A fatal attraction that controls the devastating fall armyworm A recent scientific study found that a proprietary blend of naturally occurring moth attractants, is effective for controlling the fall…

Wild trees that are full of Vitamins

Wild trees continue providing vital nutrients especially in arid and semi-arid areas of Kenya and the African continent. From the baobab to papaya, the trees…

From only one-quarter of an acre, with a little over 300 trees, farmer is reaping sweet rewards

Mr John Munya pulls a metal hanging on a wire on his quarter-acre apple farm in Kimumu, Uasin Gishu County, and it bursts into a…

Farmers in Elgeyo-Marakwet to get Ksh250,000 each to revive pyrethrum growing

Elgeyo-Marakwet Governor Alex Tolgos 22nd February, struck a deal with Dan Church Aid (DCA) and the National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK) to revive…

eProd, a system that enables consumers to trace the origin of the produce they purchase

By Clifford Akumu cakumu@smartfarmerkenya.com Few buyers, if any, can tell exactly where their produce has come from. Many are easily deceived by the sight of…

IITA-led banana breeding project develops modern track and tracing system

Tagging products with barcodes for easy price retrieval in supermarkets is now a regular practice that is often taken for granted. However, scientists from the…

Growing families through fruit farming

By Mercy Ngigi. Down the hill in Maguguni Village in Kambiti, Murang’a County, lies Ms Felister Wanjiku’s beautiful homestead. As you walk up the hill,…

Humans vital despite AI crop pest and disease control

BY MIKKEL GRUM mikkel@scarab-solutions.com Technological advancements in pest and disease scouting are transforming a labour-intensive sector into a more efficient and data-driven one. As artificial…

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