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Agriculture sector during election period

As the entire nation watches one of the most important weeks unfold, farmers hope for much needed change. The general election in Kenya allows for…

Crop grafting; the future of increased yield?

Farmers over decades have embraced grafting as a way to blend plant varieties. Essentially grafting takes the makeup of two crops, places them together in…

Save the date: Agricultural machinery event tailormade for small-and-medium scale farmers in the offing

By Clifford Akumu Kenyan farmers and stakeholders will get an opportunity to view, experience and access the latest in Italian agricultural innovations, mechanisation and technologies…

COFFEE BENCHMARKING PROGRAM FOR MURANGA COFFEE COOPERATIVES LAUNCHED

Murang’a Coffee Cooperatives will benefit from a benchmarking program with successful cooperatives in Nyeri and Kirinyaga Counties. This program will see the 44 coffee cooperatives…

Q fever present in Tana River and Garissa, new study reveals.

By Mwangi Mumero Livestock herders in Garissa and Tana River counties need to be extra vigilant in their handling of milk and meat products to…

Kenya and the Netherlands strengthens transportation of flowers by sea by signing a Framework of Cooperation

NAIROBI, 30 MAY 2022 – The signing of the framework of cooperation between Kenya Flower  Council and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands…

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,…

Kenyan government should reduce high fertilizer prices to boost food security

Nelson Maina: Kenyan-based agriculture expert Kenya’s cost of living has hit unprecedented highs with prices of basic commodities being out of reach for many citizens….

Ground African crickets to be used to fortify porridge, experts say..

By Mwangi Mumero The insect is said to be rich in crude protein, fat, essential amino acids, minerals, and vitamins Ground African crickets can now…

African Armyworm invades

The end of April brought about an alarm for farmers all over Africa. An outbreak of the deadly African armyworm is ongoing on 33 countries…

Financing is the key to Kenya’s food security.

According to studies conducted by the UN two billion people did not access safe and nutritious food in 2019. Additionally, more than 650 million people…

Fertilizer costs subsidized to almost half

The launch of Subsidized fertilizers has begun across the country as the rainy season draws closer. Agriculture CS Mr Peter Munya oversaw the process at…

World Bank working to help with food security

Exciting news as the World Bank announces it will give Kenya $200 million to improve food security and development. Senior Agriculture economis at the World…

A New Leaf of fortune in Alia

The village of Alia in Mwatate sub-county is a small quiet settlement of farmers. It rests within a natural surroundings of bushes and grassland that…