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DP Gachagua: State plans to wave coffee farmers’ debts

Plans are now in top gear by the government to wave all the debts that have accrued over the years by coffee farmers in Kenya,…

State to secure lucrative export markets for Kenyan tea

Tea farmers could earn more from their crops following a pact between Kenya, Lipton Teas, Infusions, and Brown Investments. In the new plan, the two…

Challenges to the blooming Kenyan flower industry, what we know so far

Located in the tropical region, Kenya's climate provides an ideal environment for flower cultivation. This blooming horticulture sector positions the country as a key player…

Kenya to host the 11th International Flower Trade Exhibition attracting buyers from over 75 countries

Kenya is once again set to host the global flower trade fraternity in Nairobi, on June 4-6 2024, stamping the country’s growing dominance in the…

Kenyan among global artistes in UN initiative to conserve nature

Musician Blinky Bill is among renowned global artistes in UN Live’s Sounds Right initiative that gives Nature a voice to generate its own funds for…

A stoic parade of bulls, fit for the president

They were majestic, huge, sturdy, and strong, beautiful to look at. One by one they came. The Boran, Sahiwal, Jersey, Ayrshire, Friesian, Guernsey, and Magic50…

Highly invasive apple snail pest cuts farmers’ yield by 14 per cent and income by 60 per cent

Apple snail, a highly invasive pest which was first reported in 2020 in Kenya at Mwea Irrigation Settlement Scheme (MIS) has increasingly become a matter…

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…

Investors express an appetite for funding the Kenyan livestock sector despite challenges

Kenya’s vibrant livestock sector, which supports an estimated 25 million livelihoods and contributes 42% to the national agricultural GDP, continues to attract attention from investors…

Good news for farmers and traders as Tanzania reverses decision to suspend tea imports from Kenya

It is good news for famers and traders in Kenya following the decision by the Tea Board of Tanzania, the regulator of the country’s tea…

Where does Kenya feature in matters irrigation?

According to the National Water Master Plan 2030 report by the Water and Natural Resources Management Authority, of the total land area under agriculture, irrigation…

Government announces cotton price hike by Ksh7 to entice farmers, as it eyes US market

The government has officially announced a Ksh7 increase in cotton prices for purchase, aiming to incentivise farmers and double yields for export to the US…

Canadian Government unveils aflatoxin decontamination plants to boost trade and food security in Kenya and East Africa 

The Canadian Government, through TradeMark Africa (TMA), has provided aflatoxin decontamination plants to the National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) depots in Bungoma and Nairobi….

Wambugu Apples unveils state-of-the-art grading facility to combat post-harvest losses

In a significant move to address post-harvest losses and curtail exploitation of farmers by brokers, Apples’ grower and exporter company, Wambugu Apples, has introduced a modern fruit grading and packing warehouse in…

Kenyan farmers set to benefit from five-year $50 million USAID project to support food production

Smallholder farmers in Kenya are set to benefit from a five-year USD50 million (Sh7.6billion) United States Agency for International Development (USAID) project aimed at supporting…