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What those who attended COP27 had to say

Voices from the concluded COP27 “COP27 was meant to be the “African COP” but the needs of African people have been obstructed throughout. Loss and…

Whole Grain Impact on Global Food Security

By David Kamau and Peiman Milani The world is facing a global food crisis like none other, with food prices at historic highs, supply chains…

Vaccinate your cows to avoid huge losses

If you think education is expensive you should try ignorance, goes the old adage. In animal health, the generic form of this adage states that…

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…

Telling a good seed from bad

Some unscrupulous businessmen deliberately mix good with bad seeds to make easy money and farmers are advised to avoid seeds that have been divided into…

Points to note about fertilisers

Organic and synthetic fertilisers provide nutrients in different ways. Nutrients in organic fertilisers are not water soluble and are released slowly over months or years….

Plant diversity improves your soil and yields

Regular evaluation of farm biodiversity ensures early correction, especially where important plant and animal species are disappearing What is bio-diversity? The word biodiversity has been…

Greenpeace Africa Calls on Kenya’s President Elect to Lower Food Prices and Take Climate Action Seriously

On the 7th of September 2022, Greenpeace Africa congratulated William Samoei Ruto of Kenya Kwanza coalition upon his election as the 5th president of the…

Turmeric the golden spice of life

It is said to aid in healing wounds, cuts and burns due to its natural antiseptic and antibacterial properties; it boosts the immune system and…

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…

Enhancing the ability of your soil to hold water

Soil health, quality and water holding capacity is a critical factor in building a productive and resource-efficient farm. Enhancing your soil water holding capacity, increases…

Cow comfort equals more milk

The comfort of your cow determines how long it remains healthy and productive. A cow has to move 25,000 litres of blood through its udder…

How to control fall army worms

Recently, FAW has spread to Southern and Eastern Africa and has brought havoc to maize farmers. In Kenya, the fall armyworm (Spodopterafrugiperda) is becoming a…

WHOLE GRAIN DIETS HEALTHY

People eating whole grain foods have a reduced risk of almost all the chronic diseases and are less likely to gain weight as they age,…

Eating millet can cut obesity, anemia and heart diseases

BY MWANGI MUMERO mwangimumero@gmail.com Millet diets can reduce blood cholesterol by eight percent, from high to normal, according to a study con- ducted by the…