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Insect industry innovator, All Things Bugs receives world first US patent for insects as sustainable protein

All Things Bugs LLC, the world’s leading innovator in the insect industry, today announced that it has received a US patent for its unique production…

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…

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…

Food fortification reference laboratory launch

Food fortification reference laboratory launch By Zablon Oyugi The Kenya national food fortification reference laboratory has been launched to aid in addition of essential micronutrients…

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…

China’s hybrid millet brings hope to easing Kenya’s food crisis

Kenyan and Chinese experts collaborate to promote cultivation of Chinese hybrid foxtail millet in Kenya  By Zablon Oyugi Kenyan researchers from Jomo Kenyatta University of…

Kenyan government encourages farmers to enroll in KIAMIS to enhance food security

By Rodgers Omondi To motivate local farmers to embrace the benefits of technological advancements, the Kenyan government is actively encouraging farmers to enroll in the…

Milk production will be doubled in the next five years to expand opportunities for farmers

By PPS President William Ruto said the Government has put in place a solid plan that will see production increase from 5.2 billion litres to…

FAO launches toolbox for hygiene standards in food

By Mwangi Mumero A new toolbox designed to help those operating in the food sector adhere to international food hygiene standards has been launched. Launched…

Kenya and Colombia forge partnership to boost coffee production and trade

By Zablon Oyugi Kenya has announced that it will work with Colombia to borrow coffee production and value addition lessons from the South America nation….

IFAD President urges global leaders to drive funding to small-scale farmers for food security

By Smart Farmer Writer The President of the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Alvaro Lario, recently called on world leaders attending the…

Livestock antibiotic use threatens food security in Kenya, study reveals

By Smart Farmer Reporter The use of antibiotics for livestock has formed part of a study in Kenya aimed at investigating technological challenges in development…

Investment in Small-Scale farmers key to averting food crises

By Smart Farmer Reporter The President of the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Alvaro Lario has call for increased investment in the small-scale…

Twiga, raises further funds to further food solutions

Twiga is a B2B e-commerce platform that works diligently to provide food solutions across Africa. They recently managed to raise $50 million I Series C…

Ukraine ban food exportation in light of war

Russia made an attack on the nation of Ukraine on the 24th of February for a number of controversial reasons. Depending on who has the…