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Dragon fruit of life

Retailing at between Ksh1,000 and Ksh2,000 per kilo, the Dragon Fruit has been attracting interest from numerous people, many shocked at what this pinkish, leathery,…

Fish Oil Tanker Intercepted

Fish oil tanker intercepted by Greenpeace in efforts to safeguard livelihoods in West Africa. On the 7th of October in Senegal, a group of activists…

Transportation of Tea via SGR

Tea grown in the Mt Kenya region will be transported from Nairobi to Mombasa using the SGR (Strandard Gauge Railway). Peter Munya, CS for Agriculture…

Kericho County reviving sugarcane sector

The County Government of Kericho has stepped up efforts to revive sugarcane farming in the County. Through a Public-Private Partnership initiative in establishing a sugar…

Can Eating millet reduce cases of heart diseases

Eating more millet can lower the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases. Overall, millet diets reduce blood cholesterol by eight per cent, from high to normal….

Farmers receive drought-tolerant pigeon peas

New varieties of drought-tolerant pigeon peas, sorghum and green grams have been introduced in Makueni County. The objective is to help farmers cope with failed…

FAO unveils soil fertility tools

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) launched two practical instruments designed to encourage soil organic carbon (SOC) maintenance and sequestration. These are both important requirements…

CS Munya requests Audit in KTDA factories

CS Peter Munya ordered for a deep audit of the systems in all KDTA factories, subsidiary companies and small tea factories. He did this with…

Tea farmers to benefit from Fertilizer subsidy

Tea farmers are to benefit greatly from Fertilizer subsidy through work by the Ministry of agriculture to create a subsidy. Agriculture Cabinet Secretary (CS) Peter…

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…

Benefits of vertical farming

At the age of nine, Josephine Favre uttered the words of her passionate dream:  “When I grow up, I am going to feed Africa.” Interestingly,…

Potato farmers to benefit from partnership

Smallholder potato farmers in Kenya could benefit from a collaboration between Corteva Agriscience and the National Potato Council of Kenya. The partnership will introduce improved…

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…

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