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Kenyan farmers to benefit from $2m Africa fertiliser initiative

By Clifford Akumu The African Fertiliser Financing Mechanism has launched a project to deliver nearly 8,000 tonnes of fertiliser to 100,000 smallholder farmers in Kenya…

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…

KTDA Holdings appoints Enos Njeru as National Chairman

 By Clifford Akumu The Kenya Tea Development Agency (KTDA) has announced the appointment of Enos Njiru Njeru as the new national chairman following the resignation…

Feeding your coffee tree to give you optimal quality, quantity and size of cherries

By Smart Farmer team Adequate nutrition for your plant is not an issue in question. Without it you cannot expect much from the tree. The…

Why a soil test is crucial

CLIFFORD AKUMU clifford@smartfarmerkenya.com With any mention of reducing crop harvests or problems with soils, the first question on any experts’ lips is: Have you tested…

Youth turning organic waste and insect poop into gold

A youth group is making a killing by rearing the black soldier fly for fertiliser and animal feed production and protecting the environment. By Clifford…

Kenyan government should reduce high fertilizer prices to boost food security

Nelson Maina: Kenyan-based agriculture expert Kenya’s cost of living has hit unprecedented highs with prices of basic commodities being out of reach for many citizens….

Fertilizer costs subsidized to almost half

The launch of Subsidized fertilizers has begun across the country as the rainy season draws closer. Agriculture CS Mr Peter Munya oversaw the process at…

Furore as fertiliser price rises

Fertilizer is an essential factor for most if not all farmers. Therefore, the furor that many are in over the recent price increase is understandable….

E-voucher system to root out cartels

The distribution of subsidised fertiliser should not lock out large-scale food producers. Players in the agricultural sector have said that the e-voucher system, which is expected to eliminate the cartels