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Soybeans Cell-Tech inoculant to boost yields for East, South African farmers

Soybeans farmers from East and South Africa are poised to benefit from a Cell-Tech inoculant that can enhance nitrogen fixation, increasing yield potential as planting…

Fact sheet on Kenya Alpine dairy goat breed

From the drought-resistant Galla goat breed, native to Kenya, Ethiopia, Djibouti, and Somalia, to the smaller, pet-friendly Nigerian Dwarf Goats and the larger breeds like…

New report: Kenya could eradicate poverty, achieve economic prosperity by 2050 with agriculture at the centre of the transformations

A “Giant Leap” could end poverty in Kenya within a generation and bring economic prosperity with agriculture sector at the centre of the transformations, a…

Lipton, largest global tea group kickstarts trials on climate mitigation and resiliency for Kenyan farmers

Lipton Teas and Infusions, largest global tea group has kickstarted trials on climate mitigation and resiliency for tea farmers in Kenya with an aim to…

Brazilian Viatina-19 enters Guinness World Record as the new world’s most expensive cow

A Brazilian Viatina-19 FIV Mara Movéis, a three-year-old Nelore cow breed has entered Guinness World Records as the most expensive cow ever sold at auction….

Kitui farmers record increased yields, improved resilience by adopting regenerative agriculture practices

Smallholder farmers in Kitui County have experienced significant success by adopting regenerative agriculture practices, thanks to the Strengthening Regenerative Agriculture (STRAK) program. This initiative, introduced…

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…

The Government announces plans to introduce carbon credit trading in the flower sector

In a move set to boost revenue for flower farmers and increase foreign exchange earnings for the country, Kenya has announced plans to introduce carbon…

International Floriculture Trade Expo (IFTEX) Kicks Off in Nairobi with 20% Increase in exhibitors

The 11th International Floriculture Trade Expo (IFTEX) commenced yesterday in Nairobi, showcasing a 20% increase in exhibitors presenting their finest blooms. The event, held at…

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…

Syntropic agroforestry, a unique way of farming successfully without need for fertilisers or pesticides

It’s a system that creates its own input, and own biomass and its own fertility as opposed to conventional farming, where crops relentlessly strip the…

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…

Conservation farming has increased grower’s maize from 10 to 36 bags per acre

This farming technique helps farmers to maintain and boost yields and increase profits, while reversing land degradation, protecting the environment and responding to growing challenges…

International Women’s Day: How Kenya’s plant breeding stations are investing in women in science

In agricultural research, a notable gender gap persists, particularly within the crop breeding sector. While women have often been well-represented in breeding labs and offices,…

Forgotten sisal farming a lucrative endeavour with good returns

With the ravaging climate change menace world over, one of the crops that can withstand the harsh conditions and earn growers some tidy sum is…