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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…

Partnership to ease 2.2-billion litre shortage of dairy products

A partnership between five companies could see an increased production of milk in six counties across Kenya. Corteva Agriscience, Land O’Lakes Venture37, Bidco Land O’Lakes,…

African Development Bank president Adesina re-elected to second term

The president of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), Dr Akinwumi A. Adesina, has been re-elected to his second term. Dr Adesina scored a 100…

Nakuru launches mobile-phone based mechanisation school for farmers

To take knowledge closer to farmers and improve the quality of their produce, Nakuru County has partnered with a private player to launch a mobile-phone…

How to make your own natural pesticides

The best time to spray is early in the morning and evening to avoid disintegration from the sun and to kill predators and beneficial insects….

Tea farmers’ fears amid good prospects

Tea production is set to increase following the continued rains that are increasing green leaf production. There is even hope that the good fortune could…

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