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Bid to boost dairy farmers’ incomes

The Uasin Gishu County government on February 22, officially launched a special initiative to boost milk production. The ‘Operation Maziwa Lita Kumi’ is a follow-up…

eProd, a system that enables consumers to trace the origin of the produce they purchase

By Clifford Akumu cakumu@smartfarmerkenya.com Few buyers, if any, can tell exactly where their produce has come from. Many are easily deceived by the sight of…

IITA-led banana breeding project develops modern track and tracing system

Tagging products with barcodes for easy price retrieval in supermarkets is now a regular practice that is often taken for granted. However, scientists from the…

Growing families through fruit farming

By Mercy Ngigi. Down the hill in Maguguni Village in Kambiti, Murang’a County, lies Ms Felister Wanjiku’s beautiful homestead. As you walk up the hill,…

Humans vital despite AI crop pest and disease control

BY MIKKEL GRUM mikkel@scarab-solutions.com Technological advancements in pest and disease scouting are transforming a labour-intensive sector into a more efficient and data-driven one. As artificial…

How can we stop farmers becoming extinct

The average age of a farmer around the world is spiralling ever upwards, and these essential, frontline workers are at real risk of dying out….

Why farmers should consider Friesian cows

By Clifford Akumu Dairy farming is still arguably one of the most lucrative enterprises in the country, if it is properly done. Kenya has over…

How to grow Coriander, popular as ‘dhania’

Coriander, also known as dhania or Cilantro, is a multipurpose crop used in cooking in many Kenyan households. Coriander is majorly grown for leaves, but…

What to Consider Before Starting a Kienyeji Chicken Enterprise

Chicken farming, whether the indigenous or broiler breed, draws in as much interest and loathing in equal measure from those who have succeeded or failed…

Why you should take goat milk

Not many Kenyans have ever tasted goat milk or its products. This is so and yet there is wholesome goodness in this precious food. It…

Brucellosis in animals: Symptoms and Prevention

Brucellosis: What you need to know Brucellosis is a debilitating zoonotic disease. Since it affects both humans and animals, it is a disease of immense…

7 things to consider before going into greenhouse farming

Greenhouse farming is a fast-growing trend in Kenya with many small and large scale farmers investing in the technology. Before the introduction of this concept,…

Fishing industry and Covid-19

By Mwangi Mumero The global fishing industry faces a gloomy 2021 after being hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic. According to a 4th February report…

How farmers were conned over a million shillings buying tadpoles instead of fingerlings

Weary, confused and distraught, Ms Hellen Lel, a farmer from Lengenet in Nakuru County, releases her three goats to graze inside some four dry fish…

Smartphone app that detects pests and diseases in bananas

Farmers can now detect banana pests and diseases using their smartphones, with an over 90 per cent success rate. Using artificial intelligence, researchers at the…

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