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Growing rich fodder through hydroponics

We have several times in the past highlighted how farmers have benefited from hydroponics farming, including the cover story in our 12th edition. However, in…

Desilting Dams in Uasin Gishu

Usain Gishu county government is making plans to desilt water dams that are close to a century old. These efforts are in aim to battle…

Climate Change Mitigation

The Government of the Federal Republic of Germany shared on the margins of the ongoing United Nations 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference. The sum…

Irrigation in Tana River

The severe drought in the country has especially affected people in semi-arid areas like Tana River. The Government is planning an irrigation project to help…

Small Irrigation and Value Addition Project

The Government has handed over Small Irrigation and Value Addition Project (SIVAP) sites in Galole Constituency to contractors. The successful bidders are expected to assemble…

Livestock-Off-Take Program

Marsabit has begun the awaited Lovestock Off-take programme in efforts to help farmers deal with the major drought. The principal secretary of the State department…

African Women Farmers adapting to climate change

iAs of the 6th of October an estimated 2.1 million Kenyans face starvation due to the drought taking place in half the country. As a…

Farmers receive drought-tolerant pigeon peas

New varieties of drought-tolerant pigeon peas, sorghum and green grams have been introduced in Makueni County. The objective is to help farmers cope with failed…

The two winners of the Heifer International AYuTe African Challenge

Jehiel Oliver, is the founder and chief executive officer of Hello Tractor. A Kenyan company that has become famous across Africa as the ‘Uber of…

What is Embryo Transfer and why you should use it

ET is a dairy breeding technology where proven genetically superior cows are assisted to produce several calves within a short period. It involves two processes:…

Farmers should embrace machinery for better profits

Research and records show that farm mechanisation comes with a couple of advantages and benefits. They include the following: Saving inputs Mechanisation saves inputs such…

Farmers battling unpredictable rainfall in Marakwet

The planting schedule for farmers in Elegeyo Marakwet was interrupted by irregular rainfall. As a result of this, farmers are opting for drought resistant crops….

Insects in animal feed

The increase in animal feed prices and general shortage has caused concern for the product in the Kenyan market. Livestock keepers and animal feed manufacturers…

Boosting artificial insemination in Kenya

Did you know that Kenya was the second country in the world to introduce artificial insemination (AI) for breeding and disease control? Only Russia beat…

Sale-leaseback model taking over

On the 31st of August, two pioneering digital real-estate companies found a buyer and seller … in each other. EasyKnock’s residential sale-leaseback company acquired Farmland…

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