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Wambugu Apples unveils state-of-the-art grading facility to combat post-harvest losses

In a significant move to address post-harvest losses and curtail exploitation of farmers by brokers, Apples’ grower and exporter company, Wambugu Apples, has introduced a modern fruit grading and packing warehouse in…

Looking for a reliable market for your avocados and fruits? We have you covered, says Biofarms

With an ever-growing demand for the avocado, as well as other fruits, this horticultural firm partners with farmers to meet this demand by providing market…

Some crops like maize and sorghum tolerate ozone pollution better than others, study finds

Differences in the photosynthetic “machinery” of certain crop plants can make them more or less prone to harm caused by ground-level ozone pollution, according to…

Animal feeds: which is better, to buy or formulate?

formulating your own feeds can help you manage feed costs or be the cause of your downfall. What should you consider when making this decision?…

Green Climate Fund and AGRA partner to transform Africa’s food systems

Despite the challenges posed by the climate crisis, Africa is positioned to emerge as the world’s breadbasket, with 60 per cent of the world’s unused arable land…

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…

Nairobi dairy farmer embraces modern bio-digester for cost reduction and environment conservation

By Zablon Oyugi A dairy farmer from Nairobi County’s Dagoreti South Constituency has successfully lowered production costs and minimized environmental impact by adopting a modern…

AI-powered soil testing revolutionises farming for small-scale farmers in East Africa

By Zablon Oyugi Small-scale farmers in East Africa are on the verge of a groundbreaking transformation in their farming practices, thanks to an innovative collaboration…

Bean researchers develop 650 high-yielding bean varieties adapted to local conditions

By Mwangi Mumero Scientists at the Pan-Africa Bean Research Alliance (PABRA) have introduced a game-changing development, revolutionising bean production in 31 African countries. Collaborating with…

Mkulima shops launched by KALRO to benefit farmers

By Zablon Oyugi Farmers across Kenya are set to enjoy a significant boost in their agricultural endeavours with the introduction of Mkulima Shops by the…

Kenya-Netherlands agriculture collaboration takes on sanitary and phytosanitary standards at the Naivasha Hortifair

By Zablon Oyugi During the opening of this year’s Naivasha Horticultural Fair at the Naivasha Sports Club Grounds in Nakuru County last Friday, the Kenya-Netherlands…

50 African women selected to join GRASP Fellowship

By Zablon Oyugi African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) has announced 50 female Fellows to join the second Cohort of its Gender Responsive…

How to use agrochemicals correctly

By SMART FARMER WRITER Advertisements will always entice us and influence what we buy. The same applies to farm inputs. However, experts advise that one…

Heifer International urges for youth-driven agri-tech solutions to power Africa’s food systems

By Clifford Akumu Africa’s agricultural stakeholders have received a resounding call to support youth-driven innovations, embrace technology adoption, and establish strategic partnerships to fuel the…