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Ethiopia receives 8.5m pounds aid for food from Germany

Germany through the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), on June 8th gave a contribution of 8.5 million pounds to the people of Ethiopia, for…

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…

SunCulture named to Fast Company’s annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2021

Off-grid solar technology company among top-ranked companies in the Most Innovative European, Middle Eastern, and African companies category  On March 10, 2021, SunCulture was named…

Cooperatives continue receiving low milk supply due to Covid-19 pandemic

The dairy industry is still recording declining returns due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on the agricultural sub-sector. Some farmers and dairy societies…

Bid to boost dairy farmers’ incomes

The Uasin Gishu County government on February 22, officially launched a special initiative to boost milk production. The ‘Operation Maziwa Lita Kumi’ is a follow-up…

Government to revive nut farming in coastal counties

The Ministry of Agriculture plans to revitalize nut farming across the Kenyan coastal counties. The ministry seeks to breathe life into the once vibrant subsector…

New FAO representative to Kenya takes office

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has appointed Ms Carla Elisa Luis Mucavi as its new representative to Kenya.

E-voucher system to root out cartels

The distribution of subsidised fertiliser should not lock out large-scale food producers. Players in the agricultural sector have said that the e-voucher system, which is expected to eliminate the cartels

Over 20,000 Africans Implore CS Maina to reject the Kenya-US plastic deal

Greenpeace Africa and its supporters are urging the Ministry of Trade to say no to this deal.

Free milk cooling systems for Nakuru dairy farmers

County enhancing value addition to stabilise milk market By Jackosn Okata Nakuru County is banking on value addition to stabilise raw milk market prices to…

How to install a biogas system

By Clifford Akumu The cost of running farm machines can be very high, depending on the kind of fuel used. Biogas an environmentally friendly renewable…

Improved cassava pest control tool

Researchers have developed a cheaper, more time effective molecular diagnostic tool that accurately identifies different subgroups of cassava whiteflies, bemisia tabaci. The team behind this…

Bayer donates Ksh100m pesticides to fight desert locusts

According to the latest Pesticide Reference Group (PRG) report, the Kenya received 120,000 litres Deltamethrin valued at Ksh70 million, with Uganda getting 50,000 litres of…

High-yielding Striga-tolerant maize coming

The development of a high-yielding Striga-tolerant maize variety is close to fruition, according to scientists at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT). Common in…

Canadian wins 2020 Poultry Science Association Research Manuscript Award

Canadian Sarah Struthers is the recipient of this year’s Alltech Student Research Manuscript Award. The award, which recognises young leaders in scientific innovation for their…

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