Farmers to access subsidized fertilizer using an e-fertilizer voucher

Farmers to access subsidized fertilizer using an e-fertilizer voucher

Farmers will be issued an e-fertilizer voucher in order to access the subsidized fertilizer in future. This is part of the government’s ambitious 10 year ambitious 400 billion shillings agriculture transformation strategy that is expected...

Kilifi hoteliers turn to organic foods to attract tourists

Hoteliers in Watamu and Malindi in Kilifi County have come up with new innovations to attract and entertain tourists in the resort towns. The new innovations include beach parties that are organized weekly and...

NCPB set to start receiving maize from farmers on Wednesday

The National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) is set to start buying maize on Wednesday at 2,500 shillings per 90 kilograms bag. The announcement comes few days after President Uhuru Kenyatta ordered the price...

LREB cancels public participation forum for cane farmers

The Lake Region Economic Bloc has cancelled the planned public participation forum for cane farmers which was to begin Wednesday. This follows protests by farmers who said they are not represented in the committee. During...

Uhuru directs NCPB to start buying maize from farmers

President Uhuru Kenyatta has directed the Cabinet Secretary for Agriculture to authorize National and Cereals Produce Board-NCPB to immediately open buying centres and stores to receive maize from farmers across the country. The Strategic...

DP Ruto tells maize farmers to consider crop diversification

Deputy President William Ruto is rooting for crop diversification among farmers in Rift Valley and Western Kenya, saying the move remains key to solving problems currently facing maize farmers’ in the regions. Dr Ruto said...

Coffee farmers demand prosecution of suspects accused of embezzling funds

Farmers of Thiriku Coffee Growers Co-operative Society in Nyeri County are calling for the prosecution of suspects accused of embezzling Ksh 1.6 million.   The farmers say operations at the society risked being crippled if the looted...

DP Ruto urge farmers to embrace alternative cash crops

Deputy President William Ruto has asked leaders to be sincere with the electorate on the crop diversification discourse. The Deputy President wondered why some leaders were opposed to the diversification program that is meant to...

COMESA member states endorse common label for seeds

Local seed companies will from next year start selling seeds across the COMESA region after member states endorsed a common label. COMESA regional seed programme coordinator John Mukuka says the labeling is aimed at...

Govt to construct Ksh 26 Billion dam boost food production

The state department of Irrigation will in the next one year construct a 267 cubic meter dam along the seasonal Perkerra River to boost food production. Irrigation Principal Secretary Prof. Fred Sigor says the facility...
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