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Challenges posed by antimicrobial resistance

Staphylococcus aureus is the source of a skin infection that can turn deadly if drug resistant. Estimates regarding the most common resistant variation, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus…

Strategy to boost African trade unveiled

By Bernadette Murgor Kenyan farmers and agribusiness stakeholders across the value chain can now to take advantage of the trial phase of a continental market….

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,…

Benefits of vertical farming

At the age of nine, Josephine Favre uttered the words of her passionate dream:  “When I grow up, I am going to feed Africa.” Interestingly,…

Macadamia nut farming in Kenya

Macadamia is as precious as gold in the world of nuts. By 2011, only a few people knew that it was grown in Kenya. In…

How to dry your fruits and where to sell them

Maureen Ochieng has been a farmer in Siaya for the last five years. But it is in the last two years that she has realised…

Growing families through fruit farming

By Mercy Ngigi. Down the hill in Maguguni Village in Kambiti, Murang’a County, lies Ms Felister Wanjiku’s beautiful homestead. As you walk up the hill,…

How can we stop farmers becoming extinct

The average age of a farmer around the world is spiralling ever upwards, and these essential, frontline workers are at real risk of dying out….

What to Consider Before Starting a Kienyeji Chicken Enterprise

Chicken farming, whether the indigenous or broiler breed, draws in as much interest and loathing in equal measure from those who have succeeded or failed…

Why you should take goat milk

Not many Kenyans have ever tasted goat milk or its products. This is so and yet there is wholesome goodness in this precious food. It…

Nutribio products improve milk yield for farmers

Kenya’s dairy sector has tremendous potential for growing the economy, job creation, and boosting food security. The sector contributes about 14 per cent to the…

How properly medicate your livestock

By Dr Nderitu Nyaga   Modern medicine, as practised today, can be traced to the beginning of the 19th century. However, since antiquity, humans have…

Improved practices boost milk production in Nakuru County

Dairy farmers in Nakuru County have recorded increased milk production and sales in the past two years, due to the adoption of good agricultural practices….