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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…

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…

Kakuzi introduces Macadamia cold pressed cooking oil to drive agribusiness transformation

By Zablon Oyugi Kakuzi PLC, one of the leading agribusiness firms in Kenya is set to unveil a range of macadamia cold pressed cooking oil…

Kenyan government invests Shs2B in Modernising New KCC factories, boosting dairy industry and farmer income

By Rodgers Omondi The Kenyan government has spent Kshs 2 billion towards the modernization of the New Kenya Cooperative Creameries (KCC) factories to revamp the…

Small business hold key to food system transformation, yet lack policy support-Report

By Smart Farmer Reporter Approximately 60% of both rural and urban households in Kenya rely on micro/small enterprises (MSEs) located in local markets for their…

Maize farmers get high yielding maize seed variety

By David Kipkorir Kenya seed Group of Companies has launched a new maize variety H533 suitable for medium & lowland areas. Speaking recently, the Chairperson…

US pledges Sh2.1B to revive Kenya’s pyrethrum sector

By Zablon Oyugi The United States government has committed $12 million to support the revival of the pyrethrum industry in Kenya with a focus on…

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…