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 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.

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

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

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,

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

 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.

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

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.

Kenya’s agriculture sector was initially managed by a myriad of laws and legislations, but this was repealed by the current constitution.

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

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