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Category: Cash Crops

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…

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…

Sugarcane purchase price increased

Sugarcane farmers received great news as the purchase price on their crop is set to be increased as per the government approval through the Sugarcane…

Second Payment to Tea farmers

The Kenya Tea Development Agency Management Services Limited (KTDA-MS) disbursed Ksh. 21.57 billion, as the second payment to farmers for the financial year ended June…

Dairy farming boost in Taita Taveta

Dairy farming is a large industry across the world and this high demand comes with challenges as well as benefits. However, farmers in Taita Taveta…

Women centered Beekeeping

Beekeeping is a globally profitable industry. In areas around the world various ways are explored in the keeping of bees and harvesting of honey as…

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…

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…