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Category: Crops

West Pokot distributes maize seeds

The county of West Pokot has begun distribution of 381 tons (381,000kgs) of certified maize seeds to all wards. This effort is in readiness for…

A New Leaf of fortune in Alia

The village of Alia in Mwatate sub-county is a small quiet settlement of farmers. It rests within a natural surroundings of bushes and grassland that…

Ukraine ban food exportation in light of war

Russia made an attack on the nation of Ukraine on the 24th of February for a number of controversial reasons. Depending on who has the…

New breed of Rice in Mwea ‘growing’ food security

A new breed of rice in Mwea has come up and may soon replace the need for rice importation. According to scientists the hybrid is…

Rice and sunflower commercialization in East Africa

To analyse the dynamics of agricultural commercialisation and agrarian change across East, West and Southern Africa, an e-dialogue was recently convened by the Agricultural Policy…

Mango Season!

The beloved fruit has been in its peak season recently within Kenya. However, for one farmer in the sub-county of Mwala farming mango has been…

KFC finds redemption with Kenyans

The tennis match that ensued online between angry Kenyans and Kentucky Fried Chicken KFC at the top of this year seems to have a silver…

Kenya Railways and KTDA partner to transport tea

The Kenya Tea Development Agency (KTDA) and Kenya Railways have come together in a partnership to transport produce from KTDA factories via the Standard Gauge…

Maize purchase price goes up to Sh3000!

Maize farmers across the country are in celebration as the National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) increase the purchasing price for a 90kg bag of…

Training for farmers on correct pesticide use

Creating awareness and responsible use of pesticides is important in protecting smallholder farmers from harm, regulators have said. The regulators, led by Agrochemical Association of…

Vermicomposting coffee waste into nutrient-rich fertiliser

Relief is in the offing for coffee factories in Kenya, which have been struggling with mounds of coffee wastes in their compound. This is following…

Why your yields remain poor despite fertiliser

For many years, maize yields in Kenya have continued to decline, while once fertile and healthy soils from regions with heavy-medium rainfall and high yield…

Why organic matter is a must

The degradation of soil over the past 40 years has been due to the depletion of organic matter content, resulting in decreased crop yields. To…

Walking the talk: civil servant transforms rugged land into paradise

Their shamba is a prototype of Israel, a tiny Middle East nation, which through the use of good agricultural practices, regulations and scientific innovation, has…

How to grow Bixa Orellana

It is found on almost every farm in most parts of Kwale and Lamu counties, where it has been grown for several decades. Along the…