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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…

More than 16 million children in Kenya face climate disaster and poverty

More than 16 million children across Kenya are living with the dual impacts of poverty and the climate emergency, new research shows. By Clifford Akumu…

Government Keen To Shift From Rain-Fed To Irrigation Agriculture

The newly inducted Cabinet Secretary for Arid and Semi-Arid Lands and Regional Development is eager to shift the agriculture sector from rain-fed to irrigational in…

Adopt regenerative agriculture to mitigate drought effects, farmers advised

Experts are calling for increased adoption of regenerative agriculture to improve soil health and the productivity of smallholder farmers, who are battling prolonged droughts. By…

Hunger and food prices on the rise amid continued food waste and loss

About one-third of food produced for human consumption in the world is lost or turns to waste. In Kenya, food loss and wastage accounts for…

Woes in Nakuru due to poor maize harvest

Nakuru county is a regular when it comes to high maize production. However current predictions have the county anticipating a poor harvest for the crop….

West Pokot distributes maize seeds

The county of West Pokot has begun distribution of 381 tons (381,000kgs) of certified maize seeds to all wards. This effort is in readiness for…

Drought affected farmers in Nandi receive insurance payout

On February, 15 2022 APA Insurance announced a Ksh-12 million initial insurance payout to farmers in Nandi for 2021 losses. The leading insurance company was…

New cross-breeds developed to battle drought

Kenya Agriculture Livestock and Research Organisation (KALRO) has recently introduced improved breeds of dairy cattle and grass. This comes as they make efforts to battle…

Rice Donation to help millions

The ongoing drought has affected millions living in the Arid and Semi-Arid Lands. In light of this, the government has received a rice donation of…