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Mastercard Foundation launches agribusiness challenge, calls for proposals from African SMEs

The Mastercard Foundation Fund for Resilience and Prosperity has launched an Agribusiness Challenge Fund, calling for proposals from agricultural SMEs that can create work opportunities…

President Ruto vows action against fertiliser fraudsters, assures farmers of sufficient stock

“There is sufficient stock of good quality fertiliser to meet farmers’ demand”, President William Ruto assured this week, while warning unscrupulous traders behind fake fertiliser…

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…

EAGC, TMA launch project to boost grains export in East Africa

The Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC) and Trademark Africa (TMA) have launched a three-year project to facilitate export-oriented staple grains trade in Kenya, Tanzania, and…

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…

East Africa smallholder farmers to benefit from banana breeding pact

Small-scale farmers in East Africa and their families are set to benefit from a transformative banana breeding project. This follows a pact between the International…

Tech-driven mechanization initiative 

A latest report by Heifer International, a global nonprofit working to end hunger and poverty through sustainable farming, has indicated that tens of thousands of…

AGRA achieves significant milestone in empowering young women in agriculture

The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) has achieved a significant milestone in its mission to empower young women in agriculture, following a…

New PCPB lab to scale up pesticide residue monitoring in produce destined for local and global markets

In a bid to protect consumers and facilitate trade, the government through Pest Control Products Board (PCPB) has constructed a new laboratory at the agency…

Kenyan farmers set to benefit from five-year $50 million USAID project to support food production

Smallholder farmers in Kenya are set to benefit from a five-year USD50 million (Sh7.6billion) United States Agency for International Development (USAID) project aimed at supporting…

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…

BIOSORRA Unveil East Africa’s largest Biochar Plant for sustainable agriculture

By Zablon Oyugi BIOSORRA, a leading carbon removal startup has launched the biggest biochar-producing plant in East Africa to provide its high quality biochar to…

New drought-resistant sweet potato variety a relief to farmers

By Zablon Oyugi Sweet potato farmers have a reason to celebrate with the introduction of a new sweet potato variety that is not only drought-resistant…

“FIGHTING CLIMATE CHANGE THROUGH STRUCTURES”: AN AGROECOLOGY BASED FRAMEWORK TO EQUIP LOCATIONS AND FARMERS WITH THE ROADMAP TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

By Tushar Narula and Tom Gard Why do we need it ? Climate change has created rifts in the formal ways of farming in Africa….

Kenyan youth revolutionise livestock sector with online platform for pastoralists

By Zablon Oyugi Two Wajir County youth have created an online platform to enable smallholders especially pastoralists in arid and semi-arid lands of Kenya access…