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Category: Cash Crops

CIP introduces simple, effective tool to support potato farmers’ spraying decision, cuts fungicide use in Kenya

The International Potato Centre (CIP) has introduced a simple yet effective tool poised to assist farmers in their spraying decisions and cut fungicide use in…

Challenges to the blooming Kenyan flower industry, what we know so far

Located in the tropical region, Kenya's climate provides an ideal environment for flower cultivation. This blooming horticulture sector positions the country as a key player…

Forgotten sisal farming a lucrative endeavour with good returns

With the ravaging climate change menace world over, one of the crops that can withstand the harsh conditions and earn growers some tidy sum is…

Looking for a reliable market for your avocados and fruits? We have you covered, says Biofarms

With an ever-growing demand for the avocado, as well as other fruits, this horticultural firm partners with farmers to meet this demand by providing market…

Are you a strawberry farmer? Boost your yields by using runners, avoid splits

 By Zablon Oyugi In the world of strawberry farming, success hinges on the choices made right from the start. Aiming for a flawless 100 per…

Young graduate making a fortune from tomato farming

By Zablon Oyugi Upon her graduation, Anne Muriithi was among the few who got the chance to work with Egerton University’s Tegemeo Institute of Agricultural…

How to grow and earn quick money from beetroots

The root vegetable crop takes 60 days (two months) to mature By Zablon Oyugi Beetroot is one of the emerging high value crops among Kenyan…

Kenyan farmers urged to tap into lucrative silk farming for export

Silk is four to 10 times more valuable than coffee, tea and vegetables when grown for export By Zablon Oyugi The global silk production continues…

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…