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AfCFTA, Mastercard and TradeMark Africa launch four-year fisheries program to empower women and youth in Africa

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat, in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation and TradeMark Africa, has announced a four-year fisheries program to be…

Soybeans Cell-Tech inoculant to boost yields for East, South African farmers

Soybeans farmers from East and South Africa are poised to benefit from a Cell-Tech inoculant that can enhance nitrogen fixation, increasing yield potential as planting…

Fact sheet on Kenya Alpine dairy goat breed

From the drought-resistant Galla goat breed, native to Kenya, Ethiopia, Djibouti, and Somalia, to the smaller, pet-friendly Nigerian Dwarf Goats and the larger breeds like…

New report: Kenya could eradicate poverty, achieve economic prosperity by 2050 with agriculture at the centre of the transformations

A “Giant Leap” could end poverty in Kenya within a generation and bring economic prosperity with agriculture sector at the centre of the transformations, a…

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…

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…

Breakthrough in sorghum production with high-yielding drought-resistant varieties

Drought stress during crucial growth stages of sorghum has long hindered grain quality, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Surveys in Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, and Nigeria…

Bean researchers develop 650 high-yielding bean varieties adapted to local conditions

By Mwangi Mumero Scientists at the Pan-Africa Bean Research Alliance (PABRA) have introduced a game-changing development, revolutionising bean production in 31 African countries. Collaborating with…

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…

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….

Kenya plans to import 290,000 metric tons of sugar to cushion consumers

By Rodgers Omondi The Kenyan government has announced it shall import 290,000 metric tons of either white or brown sugar for local consumption to ease…

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…