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PRESIDENTIAL VISIT DURING CENTRAL KENYA AGRICULTURAL SHOW:

This year’s Central Kenya ASK show drew curtains close on Saturday, 16th September.

AFA was among a few exhibitors privileged to host H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta, who toured the stand accompanied by an entourage of high ranking National and County government officials, including Mr. Willy Bett, the Cabinet secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries.

The President’s […]

By |September 18th, 2017|News|Comments Off on PRESIDENTIAL VISIT DURING CENTRAL KENYA AGRICULTURAL SHOW:

There’s need for better use of laws to boost food production

Kenya’s agriculture sector was initially managed by a myriad of laws and legislations, but this was repealed by the current constitution. Read more…

By |September 12th, 2017|News|Comments Off on There’s need for better use of laws to boost food production

Horticulture earnings rise to Sh64bn in six months

Farmers earned Sh64 billion from fresh horticultural exports to Europe in the first six months of 2017, compared to Sh58 billion in a similar period last year.Read more…

By |September 5th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Horticulture earnings rise to Sh64bn in six months

There’s need for better use of laws to boost food production

Kenya’s agriculture sector was initially managed by a myriad of laws and legislations, but this was repealed by the current constitution.Read more…

By |September 4th, 2017|News|Comments Off on There’s need for better use of laws to boost food production

Murang’a pyrethrum plant seen kicking off revival of the sector

The Pyrethrum Directorate has kicked off decontrol of the tightly regulated sub-sector by licensing Africhem Botanical to produce, process and export the crop.Read more…

By |August 21st, 2017|News|Comments Off on Murang’a pyrethrum plant seen kicking off revival of the sector

Millers buy cane at higher than recommended price

Millers are paying cane farmers higher prices than recommended by a committee to boost scarce supplies.  Read more…

By |August 14th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Millers buy cane at higher than recommended price

Baristas brew to perfection

The first time Dominic Kedemi saw a coffee brewing machine, he was fascinated. The first thought that crossed his mind was that it looked expensive, but the number he had in mind was well off the mark. “I was a steward then. I asked the barista if I had Sh100,000 I could buy such a […]

By |August 4th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Baristas brew to perfection

Tea auction volumes up, on back of June seasonal rains

Sales from tea have recorded the highest volume in sales after activity at the Mombasa tea auction recorded sales of 8.3 million kilogrammes last week, the highest volume in the past 20 weeks.Read more….

By |July 24th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Tea auction volumes up, on back of June seasonal rains

Kenya to encourage local tea consumption amid global oversupply

Kenya plans to expand local tea consumption due to global oversupply of the commodity that is pushing down prices, officials said on Friday.Read more….

By |July 17th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Kenya to encourage local tea consumption amid global oversupply

Farmers win big as cane price raised to Sh4,300

Farmers have emerged the winners after the regulator increased the cost at which millers buy sugarcane to Sh4,300 per metric tonne, piling pressure on the cash-strapped State-owned factories.Read more….

By |July 11th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Farmers win big as cane price raised to Sh4,300