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Save the date: Agricultural machinery event tailormade for small-and-medium scale farmers in the offing

By Clifford Akumu Kenyan farmers and stakeholders will get an opportunity to view, experience and access the latest in Italian agricultural innovations, mechanisation and technologies…

Bixa, The colouring crop can add Value to farmers lives

This special plant produces 70 per cent of the worlds natural food colours and has the potential to earn farmers good money BY MAZERA NDURYA …

Details of the transport of kenyan flowers by sea to be unveiled this week during IFTEX

After a three-year break, Nairobi is set to host the multi-billion-dollar global flower industry fraternity for a three-day International Flower Trade & Exhibition, IFTEX, that…

Smallholder farmers to get boost worth $1.5 billion to avert food crisis

With the disruption of food supplies arising from the Russia-Ukraine war, Africa now faces a shortage of at least 30 million metric tons of food,…

Kenyan government should reduce high fertilizer prices to boost food security

Nelson Maina: Kenyan-based agriculture expert Kenya’s cost of living has hit unprecedented highs with prices of basic commodities being out of reach for many citizens….

Financing is the key to Kenya’s food security.

According to studies conducted by the UN two billion people did not access safe and nutritious food in 2019. Additionally, more than 650 million people…

World Bank working to help with food security

Exciting news as the World Bank announces it will give Kenya $200 million to improve food security and development. Senior Agriculture economis at the World…

Shamba Pride receives Funding

The Kenyan Agri-tech start-up Shamba Pride raised US$1.1 million in funding from Seedstars Africa Ventures and Gray Matters Capital. The firm hops this will enable…

O-Farms is still receiving accelerator program applications!

O-Farms is a SME accelerator that focuses on circular agribusiness. Their main focus is to make circularity a mainstream approach for improved rural livelihoods and…

Agriculture Hub launched in Eldoret

The launch of an Agricultural Hub in Eldoret was led by The National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPD) Chairman, Mutea Iringo. Five more are to…

Kenyan logistics start-up Amitruck raises seed funding in efforts to expand within Africa

Amitruck is a digital trucking logistics company that raised US$4 million through seed funding to expand across Africa. San Francisco-based VC firm Better Tomorrow Ventures…

BasiGo get funding to further electric bus transport

BasiGo are a Kenyan electric vehicle technology company that is bringing electric bus services into Sub-Saharan Africa. They recently received seed funding of US$4.3 million…

Drought affected farmers in Nandi receive insurance payout

On February, 15 2022 APA Insurance announced a Ksh-12 million initial insurance payout to farmers in Nandi for 2021 losses. The leading insurance company was…

Rafiki Microfinance Bank and CFAO Kenya ltd. offer farmers access to capital

At the end of the first week of the year, CFAO Kenya limited and Rafiki Microfinance Bank partnered to offer farmers an option to purchase…

Tea Farmers receive their payment from KTDA

The Kenya Tea Development Agency (KTDA) instituted a number of changes at the end of last year, for example, payments of farmers moved from the…