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Category: Water and Irrigation

New technology to improve fish farming in lake region

The Lake Basin Development Authority (LBDA) has launched a new method to transform fish farming in the region. Dubbed Recirculating Aquaculture System (RAS), the new…

Where does Kenya feature in matters irrigation?

According to the National Water Master Plan 2030 report by the Water and Natural Resources Management Authority, of the total land area under agriculture, irrigation…

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….

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…

New cross-breeds developed to battle drought

Kenya Agriculture Livestock and Research Organisation (KALRO) has recently introduced improved breeds of dairy cattle and grass. This comes as they make efforts to battle…

Desilting Dams in Uasin Gishu

Usain Gishu county government is making plans to desilt water dams that are close to a century old. These efforts are in aim to battle…

Irrigation in Tana River

The severe drought in the country has especially affected people in semi-arid areas like Tana River. The Government is planning an irrigation project to help…

Small Irrigation and Value Addition Project

The Government has handed over Small Irrigation and Value Addition Project (SIVAP) sites in Galole Constituency to contractors. The successful bidders are expected to assemble…

Livestock-Off-Take Program

Marsabit has begun the awaited Lovestock Off-take programme in efforts to help farmers deal with the major drought. The principal secretary of the State department…

African Women Farmers adapting to climate change

iAs of the 6th of October an estimated 2.1 million Kenyans face starvation due to the drought taking place in half the country. As a…

Farmers receive drought-tolerant pigeon peas

New varieties of drought-tolerant pigeon peas, sorghum and green grams have been introduced in Makueni County. The objective is to help farmers cope with failed…

Farmers battling unpredictable rainfall in Marakwet

The planting schedule for farmers in Elegeyo Marakwet was interrupted by irregular rainfall. As a result of this, farmers are opting for drought resistant crops….

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…

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…

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….