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Category: Technology and Innovation

President Ruto’s UNGA address

On the 21st of September President William Ruto gave an address to the General Assembly of the United Nations (UNGA) on a number of environmental…

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…

IFAD grant funded by the EU leads digital revolution in five African countries

To harness the development benefits of using mobile channels to send and receive remittances, the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) announced today its…

ICRISAT uses X-ray to assess peanuts’ quality

The study led by a team of researchers from the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) and the Fraunhofer Development Center for X-ray Technology…

AGRF summit begins in Rwanda to discuss food security across the continent

On the 6th of September the Africa Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) summit set off in Kigali Rwanda. The summit aims to identify and define how…

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…

‘Push Pull’ weed and pest control process in Western

Cereal farmers in Migori are being urged to work with the “Push Pull” system. This organic technology works efficiently to eradicate farm pests and weeds….

Woes in Nakuru due to poor maize harvest

Nakuru county is a regular when it comes to high maize production. However current predictions have the county anticipating a poor harvest for the crop….

Save the date: Agricultural machinery event tailormade for small-and-medium scale farmers in the offing

By Clifford Akumu Kenyan farmers and stakeholders will get an opportunity to view, experience and access the latest in Italian agricultural innovations, mechanisation and technologies…

ASAL areas move to Hydroponic farming

The County Governments in Arid and Semi-Arid (ASAL) areas are investing in technology as they battle drought. Over the past couple of years, the country…

Twiga, raises further funds to further food solutions

Twiga is a B2B e-commerce platform that works diligently to provide food solutions across Africa. They recently managed to raise $50 million I Series C…

Artificial Insemination in Busia County

Artificial Insemination (AI) is strongly taking shape amongst dairy farmers in Busia. Numerous farmers are using the process in breeding exotic cows to close the…

Apollo, Kenyan Agri-tech firm receives $1 million debt financing

Kenyan based Agritech startup, Apollo celebrates securing $1 million debt financing to help small-scale farmers. The Agri-Business Capital Fund (ABC Fund), led the funding round….

New breed of Rice in Mwea ‘growing’ food security

A new breed of rice in Mwea has come up and may soon replace the need for rice importation. According to scientists the hybrid is…