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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

Safaricom targets farmers in food security venture

Safaricom has ventured into agriculture by developing programmes aimed at facilitating delivery of solutions to farmers countrywide.Read more…

By |July 2nd, 2018|News|Comments Off on Safaricom targets farmers in food security venture

UN seeks Sh2.3 billion to fight armyworms

The United Nations is seeking Sh2.3 billion to fight armyworm invasion in Africa. Armyworm has invaded farms in 40 counties in Kenya. The Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) is targeting 500,000 farmers across the conytinent.Read more…

By |July 2nd, 2018|News|Comments Off on UN seeks Sh2.3 billion to fight armyworms

Farmers advised on insuring crops, livestock

In an interview, Association of Insurance Brokers of Kenya (AIBK) chairman Nelson Omolo tells farmers to cushion themselves from calamities by partaking in agriculture insurance.Read more…

By |June 20th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Farmers advised on insuring crops, livestock

Filtration in irrigation

All including drip lines, button or arrow drippers, fogger or misting, sprinklers and others should have an efficient filtration system. Read more…

By |June 11th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Filtration in irrigation

DP Ruto wants Agricultural Finance Corporation to review business model

Deputy President William Ruto wants the Agricultural Finance Corporation (AFC) to review its business model so as to support more farmers in food production. Read more 

By |June 8th, 2018|News|Comments Off on DP Ruto wants Agricultural Finance Corporation to review business model

Makueni mango and fruit processing plant receives Sh120 million grant from the European Union

Makueni mango and fruit processing plant has received Sh120 million grant from the European Union, making the county the first to benefit from the EU’s Instrument for Devolution Advice and Support (IDEAS) program.Read more…

By |May 21st, 2018|News|Comments Off on Makueni mango and fruit processing plant receives Sh120 million grant from the European Union