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Category: Cash Crops

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…

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…

Government to revive nut farming in coastal counties

The Ministry of Agriculture plans to revitalize nut farming across the Kenyan coastal counties. The ministry seeks to breathe life into the once vibrant subsector…

New rice varieties needed as climate change threatens

By Mwangi Mumero Researchers at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) are, together with their partners in East Africa, developing a rice variety that is…

Testimony: Growing coffee still profitable

Youthful Nyawira Njiraini, keenly inspects the coffee cherries on her quarter-acre plot in Kiratina Village, Kirinyaga County, and breaks into a smile. The information and…

Cotton industry to benefit from procurement of BT cotton seeds by government

The cotton subsector is set for a major turnaround following the government’s decision to procure and distribute BT cottonseeds and pesticides to farmers in 23 counties.

Farmers increase cereal production by 75%

Cereals farmers in Nakuru County have improved their production by 15 bags per acre, thanks to the Kenya Cereal Enhancement Programme (KCEP).

High-yielding Striga-tolerant maize coming

The development of a high-yielding Striga-tolerant maize variety is close to fruition, according to scientists at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT). Common in…

Minimising postharvest loss through proper storage

A large percentage of the world’s population consumes grains, which include cereals and pulses. However, even when all the factors of production remain constant, poor…

New technology to increase maize yields in western Kenya

Farmers in western Kenya are set to benefit from the use of cutting-edge digital tools to monitor agricultural soil health conditions, and optimise the use…

KALRO releases new potato seed for multiplication

The Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organisation (KALRO), has officially released a new seed variety – Potato basic seed, for multiplication. According to KALRO, potato basic…

Banana Farming secrets revealed

Below is a general guide on bananas, their classification, growth, and management all through to maturity and harvesting. Classification Bananas are from the family Musaceae….

How researchers and farmers ensure you get quality potatoes

The importance of the potato meal on the table for many Kenyans cannot be overstated. It is a delicacy that ranks second most important after…

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