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Category: Digital Agriculture

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…

Kenya inches closer to GM cassava open-field trials

Kenya is planting genetically modified disease-resistant cassava. This coming after the National Biosafety Authority (NBA) approved the environmental release of the variety. The GM cassava…

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…

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…

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…

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…

New technology to increase maize yields in western Kenya

Farmers in western Kenya are set to benefit from the use of cutting-edge digital tools to monitor agricultural soil health conditions, and optimise the use…

A.I tags that help in telling the Perfect time to Inseminate

If conception fails after insemination, you incur losses due to repeat heats ranging between Kshs4,000 and Ksh12,000, and lose valuable milking and calving time. Inaccurate…

How researchers and farmers ensure you get quality potatoes

The importance of the potato meal on the table for many Kenyans cannot be overstated. It is a delicacy that ranks second most important after…

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