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Small-scale farmers in developing countries aided to mitigate climate change

Small-scale farmers in developing countries will supported to better adapt to climate change and further reduce highly polluting methane emissions. By Smart Farmer Reporter The…

Farmers embrace smart insurance to guard against climate shocks

With the help of images taken via satellite and smartphones, ACRE Africa’s Picture Based Insurance (PBI) project is working to make smart insurance accessible to…

Africa climate negotiators to take a common position informed by science at the upcoming COP27

The upcoming COP27 of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Egypt, starting on 6th November, will be coming towards the end of a year…

Government Keen To Shift From Rain-Fed To Irrigation Agriculture

The newly inducted Cabinet Secretary for Arid and Semi-Arid Lands and Regional Development is eager to shift the agriculture sector from rain-fed to irrigational in…

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…

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….

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…

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…

Kalro launches app to give farmers instant rainfall info

Farmers across Kenya will now be able to get information on rainfall patterns within their regions at the touch of a button on their phones….