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Sugar task force to engage public but growers protest

The task force formed by the ministry of Agriculture to look into the issues bedeviling the sugar sector will start public participation forums today amid objection by farmers. In an advert in the local dailies, the sugar task force technical committee will meet stakeholders in the industry in the various sugar companies from today to […]

By |January 17th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Sugar task force to engage public but growers protest

Where peas farmers earn in abundance from the soil

Driving along the Meru-Nanyuki highway, one may believe that little is left for the smallholder farmer in the area, thanks to expansive wheat fields extending as far as the eye can see. Read more…

By |January 9th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Where peas farmers earn in abundance from the soil

Kenya Stevia farmers to get new Chinese market

Stevia farmers stand to be the first beneficiaries of a deal between Kenya and China that has cleared the way for Kenyan farmers to export their produce to the populous nation.Read more…

By |January 9th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Kenya Stevia farmers to get new Chinese market

Maize to remain at Sh2,300 for 90kg bag, Agriculture Ministry says

While appearing before the National Assembly Agriculture Committee to answer queries by Nandi Hills MP Alfred Keter, the Ministry’s Chief Administrative Secretary Andrew Tuimur said their hands are tied and are not in a position to change the price as recommended by a section of Members of Parliament. Read more…

By |December 18th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Maize to remain at Sh2,300 for 90kg bag, Agriculture Ministry says

Technology key to food security

The food insecurity persists despite the fact that Kenya is an agricultural based-economy. In 2063, the country will be faced with a more knowledgeable and informed population who are aware of their rights, have unique tastes and preferences and thus demand for these needs to be met.Read more…

By |December 18th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Technology key to food security

Boon for avocado, macadamia farmers as China promises to provide market

Farmers will soon be able to export fresh produce to China, starting with avocado and macadamia, the Government has stated.Read more…

By |November 27th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Boon for avocado, macadamia farmers as China promises to provide market

REQUEST FOR COMMENTS ON THE DRAFT REGULATORY IMPACT ASSESSMENT STATEMENT AND ON THE DRAFT CROPS (IRISH POTATO) REGULATIONS, 2018

There shall be a public forum on 21st November 2018 starting from 8.30 am to discuss the draft Crops (Irish Potato) Regulations, 2018 and the Regulatory Impact statement and comments received to be held at Kenya Livestock and Agricultural Organisation (KALRO), Headquarters, Loresho. Read more…

By |November 2nd, 2018|News|Comments Off on REQUEST FOR COMMENTS ON THE DRAFT REGULATORY IMPACT ASSESSMENT STATEMENT AND ON THE DRAFT CROPS (IRISH POTATO) REGULATIONS, 2018

Kenya to explore growing of genetically modified BT Cotton

Kenya‘s President Uhuru Kenyatta has asked technocrats to explore the possibility of growing genetically modified BT Cotton, pushing the east African nation a step from reviving its cotton industry.Read more…

By |October 30th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Kenya to explore growing of genetically modified BT Cotton

Quality seed key in achieving agricultural productivity

Kenya’s ambition to become a newly industrialised middle-income country is enshrined in the government’s national long-term development policy, Vision 2030. The delivery of this target is driven by a series of medium-term plans. But most importantly, the ‘Big Four Agenda’, which seeks to attain positive agricultural transformation by increasing maize production from 46 million bags […]

By |October 19th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Quality seed key in achieving agricultural productivity

Easy way to go digital with record keeping in agriculture

A record is a systematically and carefully collected and appropriately stored information for intended use. Although agricultural value chain actors (agro-input suppliers, agro-producers, agro-transporters, agro-processors and agro-marketers) keep records, analysis and interpretation of the resulting data for decision making has not been easy due to the storage and retrieval systems in use and the bulk […]

By |October 15th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Easy way to go digital with record keeping in agriculture