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How to become an organic farmer in Kenya

Consumers are shying away from crops laden with pesticides By Zablon Oyugi Since 1950s during the Green Revolution when there was an upsurge in crop…

Factors affecting the adoption of mobile applications by farmers

Most of the farmers especially those in rural areas are not adopting the new technology in their operations By Zablon Oyugi Mobile phone users around…

Will Kenya get drawn into Europe’s woes on ‘declining’ bees?

By Ojepat Okisegere It is possible textbooks of the future will relay our current era’s stories of a global decline in bees as an extraordinary…

African Development Bank to commit $10 billion to make continent the breadbasket of the world

Time has come for the continent to feed itself by adding value and stepping up the use of technology By Smart Farmer Reporter The African…

State launches strategy to stimulate commercialisation of agriculture

In 2022, agriculture contributed 22.4% of the country’s Gross Domestic Product By Zablon Oyugi The government of Kenya through the ministry of Agriculture and Livestock…

Tips to help test the quality of honey in Kenyan markets

Some unscrupulous traders mix honey with water, or molasses for profit – usually at the expense of unsuspecting customers who cannot tell real from fake…

How to grow and earn quick money from beetroots

The root vegetable crop takes 60 days (two months) to mature By Zablon Oyugi Beetroot is one of the emerging high value crops among Kenyan…

Over 35 countries to attend 6th Africa Agri Expo next month

Youth urged to come out in large numbers and attend the expo By David Kipkorir Over 35 Countries are expected to participate in 6th Africa…

Kenyan farmers reaping big from rearing Galla goats

The Galla goats are able to survive with little food resources By Zablon Oyugi If you are looking for a livestock farming business in Kenya…

Improving farmers’ access to finance with Agri-fintechs

Studies show that nearly 23% of Sub-Saharan Africa’s GDP comes from agriculture By Emmanuel Murai The importance of agriculture in Africa cannot be overstated. Studies…

Kenyan rangeland farmers opt for climate-smart sheep

Dorper, a breed developed in South Africa, has become a sensation among many Kenyan farmers especially in dry areas By Zablon Oyugi The weather patterns…

POULTRY AND ANTIBIOTICS

More poultry farmers in Kiambu County are using antibiotics, study The study investigated the drivers and practices of antibiotic use in poultry farming in Kiambu…

A new global tree knowledge platform launched

The platform will promote the right tree in the right place for the right purpose By Mwangi Mumero A tree knowledge platform has been formed…

Tea farmers smile to the bank following release of Ksh5.5 billion bonuses

KTDA will disbursement Sh5.5 billion for December green leaf deliveries and mini bonuses to farmers By Clifford Akumu Tea farmers will be smiling all the…

Record-high fertiliser prices threaten food supply in Africa

World Bank has warned that rising fertiliser prices pose a risk to food security in relation to agricultural production By Mwangi Mumero High fertiliser prices…