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Jack Ma foundation 9 tips for African businesses

Africa’s Business Heroes is a flagship philanthropic programme started by Chinese businessman Jack Ma to support entrepreneurs in Africa and Ms Zahra Baitie-Boateng is the…

Leather industry platform to boost EA trade

By Clifford Akumu The launch of an industry network developed to boost trade in leather and its products among the East African Community (EAC) member…

New means to control spread of Brucellosis in livestock and humans

Brucellosis is among the most important zoonotic diseases. The disease, spreads when one consumes raw contaminated animal products, including milk, or comes into contact with…

Rice farmers tackling destructive Golden Apple Snails

Rice farmers in the Mwea region of Kirinyaga County have been given tips on the management of the snails threatening paddy rice production. The programme…

Pest and diseases that affect passion fruits

Nearly all passion fruit growing areas in Kenya are infested with the woodiness viral disease, USAid-Kaves says. This and other pests and diseases limit 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…

How to grow sorghum and know the different varietys

Sorghum can be planted as a pure stand or intercropped with maize, beans, and cowpeas. Variety of sorghum Your choice will depend on what you…

How to keep records on your farm

An old adage from my folks can loosely be translated as, ‘businesses fail because of poor accounting’. Contemporary business practices also emphasise the need to…

How to lime and test your soil

Modern ways of testing soils are quicker and more affordable, ensuring more convenience for farmers. One of the parameters tested is soil pH. A soil…

How to grow corriander on your small space

With the Covid-19 lockdowns, many people will be spending more time at home. This is, therefore, the perfect time to start your mobile garden venture…

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…

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,…

Act quickly to save Kenya’s Lakes and fish, urges Greenpeace Africa

The piles of dead Nile Perch that have been washing up on the shores of Lake Victoria in Uganda and Kenya and Lake Nakuru are…

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…

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