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Ksh500m World Bank project to benefit 100,000 Nyeri farmers

At least 100,000 farmers in Nyeri are set to benefit from a Ksh500 million agriculture value chain project to be unveiled in the county. The…

Broiler farmers get tips on raising chicken from international expert

By Smart Farmer Writer Broiler farmers were the recipients of an engaging and insightful training session organised by Isinya Feeds and Essential Drugs at Nairobi’s…

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?…

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…

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…

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…

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….

Young Kenyan farmers to benefit from innovative agricultural training

By Zablon Oyugi Young Kenyan farmers are set to benefit from practical and innovative training that will transform agriculture in the country. The program, which…

New drought-resistant sweet potato variety a relief to farmers

By Zablon Oyugi Sweet potato farmers have a reason to celebrate with the introduction of a new sweet potato variety that is not only drought-resistant…

US Govt to invest $1.6M in Kenya’s Coconut Industry

By Zablon Oyugi The US government has announced $1.6million combined investment project with Kenstate, a Kenyan coconut processor that will see the firm expend its…

Over 100,000 Kenyan youth set to benefit from Practical Action and Mastercard initiative

By Zablon Oyugi About 100,000 young women and men in Kenya’s western region are set to benefit from an initiative that aims to increase income…

Are you a strawberry farmer? Boost your yields by using runners, avoid splits

 By Zablon Oyugi In the world of strawberry farming, success hinges on the choices made right from the start. Aiming for a flawless 100 per…