Horticulture earnings jumped by six per cent to Sh145.4 billion during the last 11 months on the back of high demand for fresh produce as export destinations continue to relax Covid-19 restrictions.Read more....

The Agriculture and Food Authority- Sugar Directorate therefore requests the public to submit their views and comments on the draft Quality-Based Cane Payment policy . Hard copies of the document can be also be obtained from Sugar Directorate, Sukari Plaza Offices.

Written presentations and memoranda on the Draft Quality Based Cane Payment policy may be submitted by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. copy to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. addressed to the attention of the Director AFA - Sugar Directorate.

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Quality based cane payment policy

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Nairobi— Kenya, the world’s biggest exporter of black tea, expects production of the leaves to rise about 20% by the end of the decade,

Premature harvesting of Avocados has been cited as the main reason why exports of popular Avocado varieties were closed last month. Read more....

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.

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

Total value of horticultural exports rose in 2021. Read more....

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

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

Kenya was the leading exporter of Avocado in Africa and among top 10 world’s largest exporters last year, with Murang’a leading with 31 percent total production. Read more......

 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.

Coffee farming in Machakos and Makueni counties may come to instinct in near future due to climatical change if proper measures area not taken.

Exporters to await clearance before shipping produce. Read more......

Kenya’s agriculture sector was initially managed by a myriad of laws and legislations, but this was repealed by the current constitution.

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

Horticulture earnings grew by 6.4 percent to Sh8.7 billion in the 11 months to November compared to the corresponding period last year, attributed to higher demand for Kenyan produce in the world market. Read more......

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.

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.

Farmers in Elgeyo Marakwet County have been urged to diversify into horticulture as a way of boosting their income.

Speaking to KNA Nephat Maritim, a government relations and policy analyst at one acre fund, has urged farmers to embrace diversification of crop  production in the county saying the move will help boost farming in the region. Read more

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