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Category: Horticulture

Ethiopian export lobby and TradeMark develop e-learning plan for horticulture

The Ethiopian Horticulture Producer Exporters Association (EHPEA), in collaboration with TradeMark Africa, has signed an agreement to develop comprehensive e-learning and knowledge management systems tailored…

East Africa smallholder farmers to benefit from banana breeding pact

Small-scale farmers in East Africa and their families are set to benefit from a transformative banana breeding project. This follows a pact between the International…

COMESA-EAC Horticulture Accelerator targets $25 Million trade surge by 2031

Public and private sectors of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) and the East African Community (EAC) have joined forces to boost…

Kenya-Netherlands agriculture collaboration takes on sanitary and phytosanitary standards at the Naivasha Hortifair

By Zablon Oyugi During the opening of this year’s Naivasha Horticultural Fair at the Naivasha Sports Club Grounds in Nakuru County last Friday, the Kenya-Netherlands…

Walking the talk: civil servant transforms rugged land into paradise

Their shamba is a prototype of Israel, a tiny Middle East nation, which through the use of good agricultural practices, regulations and scientific innovation, has…

University takes bold steps into the future with mushroom growing

The mushroom is a plant whose benefits to the body and mind are numerous. It also affords an excellent revenue generation opportunity for those with…

Sugar snap peas snapping up farmers’ interest

They resemble the more common garden peas popularly known as minji, but while sugar snap peas have an edible pod and is less fibrous, the…

Food Safety

When was the last time you asked about the source of that fruit salad you enjoy after every meal? Are the tomatoes and kales you…

How to grow, transplant, harvest and cure onions

There is no shortcut to success with onion growing. For you to get a good harvest, you must perfect the processes and follow them religiously,…

7 things to consider before going into greenhouse farming

Greenhouse farming is a fast-growing trend in Kenya with many small and large scale farmers investing in the technology. Before the introduction of this concept,…

Why Tanzanian onions are preferred

Farmers have been wondering what makes Tanzanian onions popular with consumers and why are they cheaper?  Ms Grace Awuor has been to the onion growing…

Say Goodbye to Downy Mildew in rose stems

Downy mildew, Peronospora sparsa, is among the most feared diseases in industrial rose production in the highland tropics. Outbreaks are triggered when the presence of…