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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…

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…

How to grow Bixa

Ecological requirements According to Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organisation (Kalro), Mtwapa station, Bixa plant does well in warm humid areas with temperatures of between…

Bixa, The colouring crop can add Value to farmers lives

This special plant produces 70 per cent of the worlds natural food colours and has the potential to earn farmers good money BY MAZERA NDURYA …

Why organic matter a must

Compost also plays an important role in the physical structure of a soil. compost-rich soil retains water better and can sustain a crop for two…

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…

Planning your farm for success

We start this agribusiness section with an article, describing what successful entrepreneurs tend to be and do. Here, we look at what is important in…

It’s time to bring back Kenya’s dairy sector

Eldoret is probably one of the best places to be a cow in the world, remarked Mr Pierre Trouilhat, the former chief executive officer for…

Kenya heading towards starvation and who is to blame

It is hard to remember any decision that has ever harmed Kenya as much as the current recommendation pushing Parliament to adopt the European Union’s…

How to grow sorghum and know the different varietys

Sorghum can be planted as a pure stand or intercropped with maize, beans, and cowpeas. Variety of sorghum Your choice will depend on what you…