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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

Government to improve food production in arid areas

The state department of Irrigation is scaling up agricultural productivity in Baringo County through water pans for households programs that seeks to expand irrigation among farmers in semi arid areas. Read more…

By |October 15th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Government to improve food production in arid areas

International Coffee Day Celebrations on 1st October 2018

On Monday, 1 October 2018, Kenya will join the 77 Member States of the International Coffee Organization (ICO) and dozens of coffee associations from around the globe will join in celebration of the fourth annual International Coffee Day.

International Coffee Day is a global celebration of coffee’s journey from the farm to your local shop — […]

By |September 26th, 2018|News|Comments Off on International Coffee Day Celebrations on 1st October 2018

Nyandarua farmers upbeat as potato revolution unfolds

A number of projects are being rolled out in Nyandarua County in a bid to help small holder farmers improve potato production. Under the initiative dubbed Potato Revolution Programme, new varieties have been launched.Read more…

By |September 11th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Nyandarua farmers upbeat as potato revolution unfolds

World-first Hands Free Hectare project plants and harvests without operators on the machines

The Hands-free Hectare projects free Hectare project in the UK has successfully harvested a hectare of winter wheat using their autonomous combine harvester, without operators on the machines or agronomists in the field.Read more…

By |September 7th, 2018|News|Comments Off on World-first Hands Free Hectare project plants and harvests without operators on the machines

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 |September 7th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Technology key to food security

KCB’s MobiGrow targets 200,000 farmers with Sh35 billion Agri-Business loans, training

Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) has launched MobiGrow, a product that will give millions of smallholder farmers in Kenya and Rwanda access to affordable loans and training. Mobile-based MobiGrow was rolled out in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation. It is targeting more than 2 million farmers in the two East African countries in the next five […]

By |July 8th, 2018|News|Comments Off on KCB’s MobiGrow targets 200,000 farmers with Sh35 billion Agri-Business loans, training