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Category: Cash Crops

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…

Where does our food come from? Top food producing countries

Concerns have been rising over the future of the world’s food supply, due to challenges of climate-change, the recent global pandemic, and the ongoing war…

Tea earnings increase in third quarter

The earnings to small-scale tea growers affiliated to Kenya Tea Development Agency (KTDA) grew by 53 per cent to Sh20 billion in the period July-September…

PESTS AND DISEASES THAT AFFECT PASSION FRUIT

Nearly all passion fruit growing areas in Kenya are infested with the woodiness viral disease, USAid-Kaves says. This and other pests and diseases limit the…

Scientists develop new coconut multiplication technique

Scientists at the Alliance of Bioversity International have developed a cloning technique that will help multiply coconut seedlings faster and conserve their genetic resources. Coconuts…

Woes in Nakuru due to poor maize harvest

Nakuru county is a regular when it comes to high maize production. However current predictions have the county anticipating a poor harvest for the crop….

Turmeric the golden spice of life

It is said to aid in healing wounds, cuts and burns due to its natural antiseptic and antibacterial properties; it boosts the immune system and…

Crop grafting; the future of increased yield?

Farmers over decades have embraced grafting as a way to blend plant varieties. Essentially grafting takes the makeup of two crops, places them together in…

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…

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…

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…