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High-level IGAD forum develops strategies for pest management

Control and management of desert locusts and other pests that threaten food security in eastern and northern Africa are the main agenda of an ongoing…

DP Gachagua: State plans to wave coffee farmers’ debts

Plans are now in top gear by the government to wave all the debts that have accrued over the years by coffee farmers in Kenya,…

Ethiopian export lobby and TradeMark develop e-learning plan for horticulture

The Ethiopian Horticulture Producer Exporters Association (EHPEA), in collaboration with TradeMark Africa, has signed an agreement to develop comprehensive e-learning and knowledge management systems tailored…

Kenya breaks ground on first sustainable garment factory with a $1.83M green industrial revolution

The world’s first green industrial garment factory has broken ground in Athi River EPZ, with a $530,000 investment from the United States Agency for International…

Youth groups clean up Kenyan coast ahead of World Plastic Free Day

Nine youth-led enterprises have collected over 23 tonnes of plastic waste in an ambitious move to combat marine pollution on the Kenyan coast. The youth…

State to secure lucrative export markets for Kenyan tea

Tea farmers could earn more from their crops following a pact between Kenya, Lipton Teas, Infusions, and Brown Investments. In the new plan, the two…

Over 75,000 farmers to benefit from $60m coffee deal between IFC, Absa and Volcafe

Thousands of coffee farmers in East Africa are set to benefit from a US$60 million commodity trade finance facility from the International Finance Corporation (IFC)…

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…

Kenya to host the 11th International Flower Trade Exhibition attracting buyers from over 75 countries

Kenya is once again set to host the global flower trade fraternity in Nairobi, on June 4-6 2024, stamping the country’s growing dominance in the…

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…

Kenyan farmers to benefit from $2m Africa fertiliser initiative

By Clifford Akumu The African Fertiliser Financing Mechanism has launched a project to deliver nearly 8,000 tonnes of fertiliser to 100,000 smallholder farmers in Kenya…

‘Internet of Things’ may help Tanzanian farmers boost coffee production

The ‘Internet of Things’ has many uses, but who would have thought coffee production was one of them? A unique coalition of Tanzanian espresso farmers…

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…

Dairy Cream Market to experience substantial growth of 3.5% p.a, sales to hit $20,875.7M by 2033

The dairy cream market is poised for substantial growth, with an anticipated value-based compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.5%. By 2033, revenues are projected…

Kenyan among global artistes in UN initiative to conserve nature

Musician Blinky Bill is among renowned global artistes in UN Live’s Sounds Right initiative that gives Nature a voice to generate its own funds for…