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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,…

How Sistema.Bio Is Improving Kenyans’ lives through Affordable Biogas Solutions.

Ann Kagendo (pictured below) got her biogas installation over one year ago. Before this, she was cooking with firewood. Apart from being a tedious job,…

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…

How to deal with ticks on your livestock

Of all the animal parasites, ticks are one of the most stubborn. They are a menace and can cause havoc. They transmit some of the…

Why you should consider Kuroiler chicken

Kuroiler is a rural-specific, multicolu­ored, dual-purpose bird. It was developed through selective and controlled crossing of high yielding indige­nised poultry germplasm. Keggs Farm in India…

KCAA to effect drone charges after approval

Kenyan farmers wishing to use drones can now breathe a sigh of relief, following the passage of a new set of regulations on unmanned aircraft…

Part 2: Broiler house designs

The design should facilitate productivity and profit. Some factors to consider when building a poultry house include: Choosing the site: Dr Dhia Alchalabi, a poultry…

Housing preparation for broilers

Rearing chickens for meat (broilers) is a venture that is worth trying out. Broilers grow fast and are ready for slaughter at 20 weeks. Also,…

Can agriculture overcome its own water problems?

Agriculture requires a great deal of water. In fact, it uses 70% of the world’s freshwater supplies. For centuries farmers have found ingenious ways of…

Standard Bank feeds millions of vulnerable South Africans and supports thousands of farmers

Standard Bank, South Africa has gone beyond providing just financial services and is feeding millions of the country’s vulnerable population. Through its OneFarm Share initiative,…

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…

Wild trees that are full of Vitamins

Wild trees continue providing vital nutrients especially in arid and semi-arid areas of Kenya and the African continent. From the baobab to papaya, the trees…

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