Soil testing is key requirement if you want better yields

Contrary to the expectation of many farmers, maximum yields are not achieved only after employment of good agricultural practices such as fertiliser application and use of certified seeds coupled with proper land preparation. Read more…

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Kenya’s top farmers feted

Twenty-four top farmers from different parts of the country were honoured last Friday during the fifth National Farmers’ Awards Competition gala. Read more…

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Brief news on issues that affect farming and agricultural activities in the country

Veterinary services personnel in Tana River County have been put on high alert following reports of deaths of more than 100 cows from suspected anthrax outbreak.Read more…

By |February 7th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Brief news on issues that affect farming and agricultural activities in the country

World Bank starts project to boost agriculture

The World Bank has announced plans to fund a five-year Sh20 billion agriculture project in 21 counties. The bank’s lead agriculture economist Ladisy Komba on Sunday said the institution would fund 80 per cent of the programme.Read more…

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Kenya ranked top for agriculture innovations

Kenya has been rated among leading nations in innovative agriculture. Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said the move by several universities and other institutions of higher learning in Kenya to embrace Farmer Field School (FFS) initiatives had made Kenya climb the ladder among 90 countries.Read more…

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Country has enough Maize,says Agriculture CS Bett

The Government has fought off reports of insufficient maize supplies and maintained that a 2kg packet of flour should not retail at more than Ksh.115.Read more..

By |January 19th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Country has enough Maize,says Agriculture CS Bett

Making a fortune from strawberry farming

The sky is clear as we drive from Eldoret town towards Kaptagat in Ainabkoi, some 16km away.
Our destination is on an eight-acre farm in Teltet village where farmer Isaac Chumba grows strawberry, among other crop.Read more…

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Kenya ranked top for agriculture innovations

Kenya has been rated among leading nations in innovative agriculture. Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said the move by several universities and other institutions of higher learning in Kenya to embrace Farmer Field School (FFS) initiatives had made Kenya climb the ladder among 90 countries. Read more…

By |December 14th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Kenya ranked top for agriculture innovations

Why agriculture in Africa needs digital transformation

Scientists are now calling for a technological transformation in how Africans undertake agricultural production. With almost three quarters of the workforce on the continent focussed on agriculture, such a change could lead to rapid innovation.Read more…

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Kenya signs agriculture bilateral deals with Ireland

Ireland and Kenya have signed bilateral agreements and grants aimed at boosting the agricultural sector.

Ireland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney, who also visited Somalia and Ethiopia earlier in the week, presented a five-year plan on Ireland and Kenya to collaborate in agriculture.Read more…

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