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Over 75,000 farmers to benefit from $60m coffee deal between IFC, Absa and Volcafe

Thousands of coffee farmers in East Africa are set to benefit from a US$60 million commodity trade finance facility from the International Finance Corporation (IFC)…

Kenyan among global artistes in UN initiative to conserve nature

Musician Blinky Bill is among renowned global artistes in UN Live’s Sounds Right initiative that gives Nature a voice to generate its own funds for…

Race against time: Farmers, operators in tight deadline to comply with EU deforestation regulations

Affected commodities will not be allowed into the EU if land used for production was deforested after 2020. Proof must be given by deadline As…

Relief for cut flower producers as Britain suspends EA export tariffs

We go far when we go together … or, in this case, we grow far when we grow together’ ­– Trade Commissioner for Africa, John…

Kephis’ Ksh260M crops lab to cut testing and planting time by half

Farmers across the country are set to benefit from a newly-opened Ksh260 million (USD 2 million) roots and tuber crops laboratory by the Kenya Plant…

Mastercard Foundation launches agribusiness challenge, calls for proposals from African SMEs

The Mastercard Foundation Fund for Resilience and Prosperity has launched an Agribusiness Challenge Fund, calling for proposals from agricultural SMEs that can create work opportunities…

Agrifood investors urged to apply for $100,000 GoGettaz prize

Competition The 2024 GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize Competition is inviting agrifood entrepreneurs from across Africa to showcase their startup business ventures. The competition seeks innovative founders…

SunCulture raises $27.5 million for climate-smart technology

SunCulture, a leading provider of solar-powered irrigation solutions and agricultural technology for smallholder farmers, has raised $27.5 million in its Series B funding round. The…

President Ruto vows action against fertiliser fraudsters, assures farmers of sufficient stock

“There is sufficient stock of good quality fertiliser to meet farmers’ demand”, President William Ruto assured this week, while warning unscrupulous traders behind fake fertiliser…

EAGC, TMA launch project to boost grains export in East Africa

The Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC) and Trademark Africa (TMA) have launched a three-year project to facilitate export-oriented staple grains trade in Kenya, Tanzania, and…

Ksh500m World Bank project to benefit 100,000 Nyeri farmers

At least 100,000 farmers in Nyeri are set to benefit from a Ksh500 million agriculture value chain project to be unveiled in the county. The…

Highly invasive apple snail pest cuts farmers’ yield by 14 per cent and income by 60 per cent

Apple snail, a highly invasive pest which was first reported in 2020 in Kenya at Mwea Irrigation Settlement Scheme (MIS) has increasingly become a matter…

Drones, local community and insects unite against invasive prickly pear cactus in Laikipia 

In Laikipia County, an innovative approach is being employed to tackle the spread of the invasive prickly pear cactus, Opuntia engelmannii. This troublesome cactus, also…

Tech-driven mechanization initiative 

A latest report by Heifer International, a global nonprofit working to end hunger and poverty through sustainable farming, has indicated that tens of thousands of…

Broiler farmers get tips on raising chicken from international expert

By Smart Farmer Writer Broiler farmers were the recipients of an engaging and insightful training session organised by Isinya Feeds and Essential Drugs at Nairobi’s…