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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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

How to keep records on your farm

An old adage from my folks can loosely be translated as, ‘businesses fail because of poor accounting’. Contemporary business practices also emphasise the need to…

How Africa Soil Health experts have made more farmers smile than expected

A soil health consortium has reached more than 1.3 million smallholders in sub-Saharan Africa, helping them to grow more and better crops. This has increased…