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Challenges to the blooming Kenyan flower industry, what we know so far

Located in the tropical region, Kenya's climate provides an ideal environment for flower cultivation. This blooming horticulture sector positions the country as a key player…

Visit to New KPCU Dandora Plant, the melting pot of quality coffee

The New KPCU Dandora coffee milling plant is not your usual image of a national icon. It surpasses it, by far. Headed by plant manager…

Search begins for Agra’s 2024 Women Agripreneur of the Year award scheme

Applications are now open for the prestigious Women Agripreneur of the Year Awards (WAYA, 2024), which is a Value4Her flagship award scheme. The awards recognise…

Race against time: Farmers, operators in tight deadline to comply with EU deforestation regulations

Affected commodities will not be allowed into the EU if land used for production was deforested after 2020. Proof must be given by deadline As…

A stoic parade of bulls, fit for the president

They were majestic, huge, sturdy, and strong, beautiful to look at. One by one they came. The Boran, Sahiwal, Jersey, Ayrshire, Friesian, Guernsey, and Magic50…

Conservation farming has increased grower’s maize from 10 to 36 bags per acre

This farming technique helps farmers to maintain and boost yields and increase profits, while reversing land degradation, protecting the environment and responding to growing challenges…

International Women’s Day: How Kenya’s plant breeding stations are investing in women in science

In agricultural research, a notable gender gap persists, particularly within the crop breeding sector. While women have often been well-represented in breeding labs and offices,…

Forgotten sisal farming a lucrative endeavour with good returns

With the ravaging climate change menace world over, one of the crops that can withstand the harsh conditions and earn growers some tidy sum is…

Boran Cattle: The ‘mother’ of Africa’s meat industry

They are often referred to as God’s gift to the cattleman due to their ability to withstand prolonged droughts, high temperatures and scarce vegetation, yet…

Beyond aflatoxin: Unseen dangers of other mycotoxins in livestock feeds

While much attention has been rightfully paid to aflatoxins, experts warn that they are not the only threat under the mycotoxins umbrella. Fusarium trichothecenes, ochratoxins,…

Kenyan agritech innovator shines in global 2024 Underdog Tech Award Shortlist 

Royford Mutegi, Kenyan agritech innovator has been shortlisted in the global Underdog Tech Award, a new global prize for tech startup founders outside major tech…

Wambugu Apples unveils state-of-the-art grading facility to combat post-harvest losses

In a significant move to address post-harvest losses and curtail exploitation of farmers by brokers, Apples’ grower and exporter company, Wambugu Apples, has introduced a modern fruit grading and packing warehouse in…

Fine of up to Ksh20,000 or jail term for selling vegetatively propagating seed without license in new rules

By Zablon Oyugi In a move to bolster the quality and accessibility of vegetatively propagating seeds (VPS), the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development has…

3D-Printed meat? The future is interesting, indeed!

The phrase has always been from farm to fork but it could soon be, from printer to fork! Yes… Recently, a fleeting video on a…

Looking for a reliable market for your avocados and fruits? We have you covered, says Biofarms

With an ever-growing demand for the avocado, as well as other fruits, this horticultural firm partners with farmers to meet this demand by providing market…