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This Golden beauty sucks all the life out of your plants

For a first-timer, the sight of the golden dodder plant arouses curiosity. The mellow-yellow plant comfortably wreathes itself around other plants, presenting a beautiful image….

How to grow potatoes properly

Many Kenyan farmers harvest five to seven tonnes of potatoes from an acre, according to available statistics. This is by far short of the optimal…

How to establish a passion fruit vineyard

Seedbed preparation for passion fruit Prepare a raised seedbed of not more than three feet wide. Ensure the rows run from east to west or…

Sugar snap peas snapping up farmers’ interest

They resemble the more common garden peas popularly known as minji, but while sugar snap peas have an edible pod and is less fibrous, the…

Kenya inches closer to GM cassava open-field trials

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

Food Safety

When was the last time you asked about the source of that fruit salad you enjoy after every meal? Are the tomatoes and kales you…

I million free fruit trees for primary schools

More than 35,000 public primary schools will benefit from a project through which underutilised spaces will be enabled to plant more than 1 million fruit…

How global grape fruit production has really changed

The fruit industry has dramatically changed over the past 20 years.  The International Fruit Genetics (IFG) is celebrating pioneering advancements it has brought to the…

Cow comfort principles and how they help your animals

Cows deserve a longer and better life and farmers a better income and more working pleasure. To achieve this, a cow’s comfort should remain a…

Kenya to benefit from ambitious  $104m FAO land programme for Africa and Central Asia

Kenya is among 11 African and Central Asian countries set to benefit from a $104 million  initiative  by the Global Environmental Facility and FAO to…

$1.3B Mastercard deal to save lives in Kenya, other African nations

  The Saving Lives and Livelihoods initiative will acquire vaccines for at least 50 million people Kenyans will be among African beneficiaries from the $1.3…

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…

Kenya heading towards starvation and who is to blame

It is hard to remember any decision that has ever harmed Kenya as much as the current recommendation pushing Parliament to adopt the European Union’s…

ACWICT and CABI partner to enhance digital agricultural resource use for women and youth

By Smart Farmer Kenyan women and young farmers will benefit from a partnership between the African Centre for Women, Information and Communications Technology (ACWICT) and CABI. The…

Efforts to revive ‘Black Gold’ renewed

For many years, coffee farming was a profitable business. Many remember with nostalgia the good old days. Today, the situation has drastically changed. While Kenyan…

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