Archive

Category: Technology and Innovation

Use seedling trays for better germination and returns

Carolyne Mwangi was deter­mined to make her 100 x 100 piece of land in Ruiru, Kimbo, in Kiambu County, more profitable. “Despite being employed, I…

Brachiaria grass, a ‘wonder grass’ for livestock

Indigenous dairy cows and crosses have lower milk production, yield­ing between one and10 liters daily compared to exotic breeds such as Friesians and Jerseys that…

How Sistema.Bio Is Improving Kenyans’ lives through Affordable Biogas Solutions.

Ann Kagendo (pictured below) got her biogas installation over one year ago. Before this, she was cooking with firewood. Apart from being a tedious job,…

Act quickly to save Kenya’s Lakes and fish, urges Greenpeace Africa

The piles of dead Nile Perch that have been washing up on the shores of Lake Victoria in Uganda and Kenya and Lake Nakuru are…

KCAA to effect drone charges after approval

Kenyan farmers wishing to use drones can now breathe a sigh of relief, following the passage of a new set of regulations on unmanned aircraft…

Millions of farmers get digital payments   

Digital financial transfers and vouchers will now be the new mode of payments adopted by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) to at least 10…

SunCulture named to Fast Company’s annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2021

Off-grid solar technology company among top-ranked companies in the Most Innovative European, Middle Eastern, and African companies category  On March 10, 2021, SunCulture was named…

Can precision agriculture help to mitigate climate change?

By 2050 the global population is estimated to rise to 10 billion, and to feed ourselves we will need to greatly increase food production, but…

Humans vital despite AI crop pest and disease control

BY MIKKEL GRUM mikkel@scarab-solutions.com Technological advancements in pest and disease scouting are transforming a labour-intensive sector into a more efficient and data-driven one. As artificial…

Smartphone app that detects pests and diseases in bananas

Farmers can now detect banana pests and diseases using their smartphones, with an over 90 per cent success rate. Using artificial intelligence, researchers at the…

How to conserve water on the farm

With the weather forecasts indicating less than normal rains this season, farmers must conserve enough water to cater for the whole season. Effective water collection…

Quality semen now available to increase farmers productivity

Farmers can now access high quality semen and AI services, at very affordable prices from leading semen producer, Kenya Animal Genetic Resources Centre (KAGRC)

A portal to get Fall Armyworm inform is here

It will now be possible for research organisations to provide information on the Fall armyworm, an invasive crop pest that has affected thousands of acres…

Digital tool to promote use of fertiliser data launched

Kenyan farmers will easily get information on fertiliser trends following the launch of a digital dashboard to provide critical information on its usage, pricing, supply…

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…

0

Your Cart