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Dutch Ambassador Roots For Youth Role in Agriculture

The Netherlands Ambassador to Kenya, Maarten Brouwer, met with Tharaka Nithi Governor Muthomi Njuki last month and discussed agriculture and how it can be used…

Turkana County partners with Israel on food security and water supply

Turkana Governor Josphat Nanok and the Israeli Ambassador to Kenya, Mr Oded Joseph, in the first week of August agreed on a partnership to boost…

Kenya inches closer to GM cassava open-field trials

Kenya is planting genetically modified disease-resistant cassava. This coming after the National Biosafety Authority (NBA) approved the environmental release of the variety. The GM cassava…

Kenya to benefit from ambitious  $104m FAO land programme for Africa and Central Asia

Kenya is among 11 African and Central-Asian countries set to benefit from a $104 million initiative by the Global Environmental Facility and FAO. This program intends…

$1.3B Mastercard deal to save lives in Kenya, other African nations

  The Saving Lives and Livelihoods initiative will acquire vaccines for at least 50 million people Kenyans will be among African beneficiaries from the $1.3…

ACWICT and CABI partner to enhance digital agricultural resource use for women and youth

By Smart Farmer Kenyan women and young farmers will benefit from a partnership between the African Centre for Women, Information and Communications Technology (ACWICT) and CABI. The…

How to retain lucrative EU rose cut flowers market    

Rose flower farmers need measures to fight against the False Codling Moth (FCM) to retain and expand the lucrative European Union market. Three years ago,…

PAFO and AGRA sign deal to support African smallholder farmers

Smallholder farmers, especially women and youth in Africa will enjoy increased access to productive resources and structured markets thanks to a cooperation and partnership agreement…

Evonik invests in In Ovo’s technology to stop killing of male chicks

Nearly 40 million day-old male chicks from the laying-hen hatcheries in Germany are killed annually. The global figure is about 6.5 billion. Poultry farms don’t…

President Uhuru orders lockdown in Nairobi, Kajiado, Machakos, Nakuru and Kiambu as Covid infections surge

By Walter Odhiambo President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday painted a grim picture of how fatal the third wave of Covid-19 is, revealing that Kenya had…

Millions of farmers get digital payments   

Digital financial transfers and vouchers will now be the new mode of payments adopted by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) to at least 10…

Kenya-UK free trade agreement set to take effect on 31st March

Kenya signed the Economic partnership Agreement (EPA) with the United Kingdom on December 8, last year, preserving duty and quota-free access for exports to Britain…

More leadership positions for women

On March 6, 2021, the heads of the three United Nations’ food agencies said that it is important for more women to hold leadership positions…

eProd, a system that enables consumers to trace the origin of the produce they purchase

By Clifford Akumu cakumu@smartfarmerkenya.com Few buyers, if any, can tell exactly where their produce has come from. Many are easily deceived by the sight of…

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,…

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