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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…

Agriculture sector to get $7 Billion pie from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation  

 Agriculture sector is among other critical areas that will benefit from $7 billion support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation over the next four…

CABI BioProtection Portal records one million visitors

A portal that has vital information for growers about how to select, use and source the right product for crop productivity has reached a million…

Sigh of relief for arthritis sufferers as new research shows promise for cure

Huge progress as new research shows that ginger may be the key to aiding arthritis sufferers. By David Kipkorir People suffering from osteoarthritis and rheumatoid…

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…

Strike at Kenya Airways costing horticulture sector Sh200m daily loss, says CS

The horticulture sector is losing Ksh200 million on average every day, due to the ongoing strike by Kenya Airways pilots, which has seen several tons…

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…

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…

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…

Shamba Pride receives Funding

The Kenyan Agri-tech start-up Shamba Pride raised US$1.1 million in funding from Seedstars Africa Ventures and Gray Matters Capital. The firm hops this will enable…

Sistema Bio turning Waste to Energy!

Sistema bio is a firm that has taken the statement ‘one man’s garbage, is another man’s treasure’ literally, well to some degree. The biodigester firm…

John Deere reveals autonomous tractor

On the 4th of January 2022, John Deere shared the exciting news of their fully autonomous tractor that is ready for large scale production. The…