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AU, ILRI join forces to produce first-ever guidelines to help governments address food safety challenges

The African Union (AU) and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) have joined forces to  produce first-ever guidelines poised help governments improve food safety by…

CFAO Kenya Limited opens new CASE IH parts shop in Nairobi to enhance accessibility for farmers

CFAO Kenya Limited, the appointed distributor of CASE IH tractors, parts, and services, is pleased to announce the opening of its new parts shop in…

CIP introduces simple, effective tool to support potato farmers’ spraying decision, cuts fungicide use in Kenya

The International Potato Centre (CIP) has introduced a simple yet effective tool poised to assist farmers in their spraying decisions and cut fungicide use in…

Agrifood investors urged to apply for $100,000 GoGettaz prize

Competition The 2024 GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize Competition is inviting agrifood entrepreneurs from across Africa to showcase their startup business ventures. The competition seeks innovative founders…

Boran Cattle: The ‘mother’ of Africa’s meat industry

They are often referred to as God’s gift to the cattleman due to their ability to withstand prolonged droughts, high temperatures and scarce vegetation, yet…

Smart Farmer Africa Wins Gold in National Awards

By Zablon Oyugi Smart Farmer Africa (SFA) has won gold in the national Digitally Fit Awards 2023 for its exemplary performance in online publishing. The…

Breakthrough in sorghum production with high-yielding drought-resistant varieties

Drought stress during crucial growth stages of sorghum has long hindered grain quality, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Surveys in Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, and Nigeria…

Study shows “strong evidence of exceptional efficiency” of biological control agent against papaya mealybug pest

A CABI-led study has revealed “strong evidence of exceptional efficiency” of a biological control agent in the fight against the papaya mealybug (Paracoccus marginatus) which…

African Heads of State unite in Nairobi Declaration to address climate crisis and agriculture

By Zablon Oyugi The African Heads of State and Government have expressed their commitment to boosting agricultural yields in the continent through sustainable agricultural practices….

AAK Grow is championing sustainable agriculture amidst rising pest and disease threats

While pesticides better known as Pest Control Products (PCPs) have become indispensable, aakGROW is promoting safety standards to protect farmers, consumers, traders, and the environment…

“FIGHTING CLIMATE CHANGE THROUGH STRUCTURES”: AN AGROECOLOGY BASED FRAMEWORK TO EQUIP LOCATIONS AND FARMERS WITH THE ROADMAP TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

By Tushar Narula and Tom Gard Why do we need it ? Climate change has created rifts in the formal ways of farming in Africa….

Kenya secures expanded approval to export temperature-treated mangoes to EU

By Zablon Oyugi Kenya has got additional approval to export temperature-treated mango fruits to the European Union (EU) market. According to the Kenya Plant Health…

Kenya selected as pilot country for Fall Armyworm Research and Control in Africa

 By Zablon Oyugi As part of the Global Action for Fall Armyworm Control (GA), the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has chosen Kenya…

Maize farmers get high yielding maize seed variety

By David Kipkorir Kenya seed Group of Companies has launched a new maize variety H533 suitable for medium & lowland areas. Speaking recently, the Chairperson…

IFAD President urges global leaders to drive funding to small-scale farmers for food security

By Smart Farmer Writer The President of the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Alvaro Lario, recently called on world leaders attending the…