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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…

How to grow potatoes properly

Many Kenyan farmers harvest five to seven tonnes of potatoes from an acre, according to available statistics. This is by far short of the optimal…

Use seedling trays for better germination and returns

Carolyne Mwangi was deter­mined to make her 100 x 100 piece of land in Ruiru, Kimbo, in Kiambu County, more profitable. “Despite being employed, I…

Macadamia nut farming in Kenya

Macadamia is as precious as gold in the world of nuts. By 2011, only a few people knew that it was grown in Kenya. In…

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…

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