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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…

High-level IGAD forum develops strategies for pest management

Control and management of desert locusts and other pests that threaten food security in eastern and northern Africa are the main agenda of an ongoing…

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…

Kenya to host the 11th International Flower Trade Exhibition attracting buyers from over 75 countries

Kenya is once again set to host the global flower trade fraternity in Nairobi, on June 4-6 2024, stamping the country’s growing dominance in the…

Kenyan farmers to benefit from $2m Africa fertiliser initiative

By Clifford Akumu The African Fertiliser Financing Mechanism has launched a project to deliver nearly 8,000 tonnes of fertiliser to 100,000 smallholder farmers in Kenya…

Search begins for Agra’s 2024 Women Agripreneur of the Year award scheme

Applications are now open for the prestigious Women Agripreneur of the Year Awards (WAYA, 2024), which is a Value4Her flagship award scheme. The awards recognise…

Dairy Cream Market to experience substantial growth of 3.5% p.a, sales to hit $20,875.7M by 2033

The dairy cream market is poised for substantial growth, with an anticipated value-based compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.5%. By 2033, revenues are projected…

Race against time: Farmers, operators in tight deadline to comply with EU deforestation regulations

Affected commodities will not be allowed into the EU if land used for production was deforested after 2020. Proof must be given by deadline As…

Agrifood investors urged to apply for $100,000 GoGettaz prize

Competition The 2024 GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize Competition is inviting agrifood entrepreneurs from across Africa to showcase their startup business ventures. The competition seeks innovative founders…

Hopes for the growing African youth population as the continent’s agrifood sector holds untapped potential to deliver jobs and livelihoods-report

Africa’s agrifood sector holds significant untapped potential to deliver jobs and livelihoods for the continent’s rapidly growing youth population, states a new report. The latest…

A stoic parade of bulls, fit for the president

They were majestic, huge, sturdy, and strong, beautiful to look at. One by one they came. The Boran, Sahiwal, Jersey, Ayrshire, Friesian, Guernsey, and Magic50…

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…

Highly invasive apple snail pest cuts farmers’ yield by 14 per cent and income by 60 per cent

Apple snail, a highly invasive pest which was first reported in 2020 in Kenya at Mwea Irrigation Settlement Scheme (MIS) has increasingly become a matter…

AGRA achieves significant milestone in empowering young women in agriculture

The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) has achieved a significant milestone in its mission to empower young women in agriculture, following a…

Wheat blast: a threat to food security

A new study now shows that the global wheat production could reduce by 13 per cent by mid-century (the year 2050) as a result of…