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Vaccinate your cows to avoid huge losses

If you think education is expensive you should try ignorance, goes the old adage. In animal health, the generic form of this adage states that…

Farmers in Laikipia move in droves to register for fertilizer purchases

A large number of farmers in Laikipia came in to register for under the updated list of farmers to purchase cheap fertilizer. The final week…

PESTS AND DISEASES THAT AFFECT PASSION FRUIT

Nearly all passion fruit growing areas in Kenya are infested with the woodiness viral disease, USAid-Kaves says. This and other pests and diseases limit the…

DP Gachagua clears afforestation claims

Deputy President Gachagua recently cleared the record on what he shared in regards to the Pelis system. “Last week in Baringo, I spoke on the…

Banana growth and care for good yields

The banana is one of the most widely consumed and pocket-friendly fruits in the world. It is a perennial crop with high economic importance and…

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…

Challenges posed by antimicrobial resistance

Staphylococcus aureus is the source of a skin infection that can turn deadly if drug resistant. Estimates regarding the most common resistant variation, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus…

Telling a good seed from bad

Some unscrupulous businessmen deliberately mix good with bad seeds to make easy money and farmers are advised to avoid seeds that have been divided into…

Bee farmers feel the sting of climate change in Nyandarua

Bad weather patterns, use of harmful farm chemicals and poor management of hives, are being blamed for the difficult times that beekeepers are going through…

Horticulture exports to triple in a few years

Kenyan horticultural growers last year earned Ksh153 billion in exports, yet the country exports only 10 per cent of its potential for some commodities. But…

eProd and LendXS in partnership to boost agribusinesses

Agribusinesses, aggregators, and food processors will now be able to better respond to market demands and address the management challenges they face when procuring commodities…

Points to note about fertilisers

Organic and synthetic fertilisers provide nutrients in different ways. Nutrients in organic fertilisers are not water soluble and are released slowly over months or years….

Cotton Farming boom in Homa Bay

Farmers in Homa Bay are celebrating new income from cotton farming. One Rose Anyango shared how the new venture helps her earn a living for…

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…

ICRISAT uses X-ray to assess peanuts’ quality

The study led by a team of researchers from the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) and the Fraunhofer Development Center for X-ray Technology…