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Category: Cash Crops

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…

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…