Agricultural officers trained in renewed fight against desert locusts

Government deploys experts to contain locust invasion

The government has stepped up efforts to mitigate the desert locust invasion that has affected eight counties. In a statement, Government Spokesman Col(Rtd) Cyrus Oguna said the infestation has caused serious damage to vegetation...
Only registered coffee farmers stand to benefit from Ksh 3B fund

Only registered coffee farmers stand to benefit from Ksh 3B fund

Only coffee farmers registered in a cooperative union or affiliated to the New Kenya Planters Cooperative union will benefit from the Ksh 3billion coffee Cherry Advance Revolving Fund. According to the fund's regulations published...

Tea farmers welcome president’s directives to revive tea sector

Tea sector stakeholders have welcomed President Kenyatta’s policy directives targeting the tea sector in the country. The stakeholders expressed their optimism about the gazettement of the Tea Regulations 2019, the establishment of the Green Leaf...

IGAD warns of food shortage due to locust invasion

The Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) says the severe Desert Locust outbreak in the region is threatening rural food security across East Africa. IGAD Executive Secretary Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu while  calling on Member States, the...
Small scale farmers call for dairy reforms to grow sector 

Small scale farmers call for dairy reforms to grow sector 

A section of smallholder dairy farmers representatives is calling upon new Agriculture Cabinet Secretary, Peter Munya to streamline key reforms in the dairy sector so as to grow the sector.  Among the key reforms that...

Farmers countrywide can now access anti-aflatoxin Aflasafe

Farmers in the country can now fight aflatoxin in food crops, thanks to government initiative to strengthen marketing and distribution of Aflasafe a natural product that fights aflatoxin.  Agriculture Principal Secretary (PS) Prof. Hamadi Boga...
Agriculture sector registers sluggish growth in 2019

Farmers will be allowed to sell 80pc tea directly to buyers

Tea farmers will have an opportunity to sell their produce directly to prospective buyers after President Uhuru Kenyatta directed that recommendations of the 2019 Tea Taskforce Report be gazetted within two weeks. This targets...
Farmers in Kajiado County offered Ksh 44M grant

Farmers in Kajiado County offered Ksh 44M grant

In an effort to empower herders to adopt modern farming technology, the Kajiado County Government in collaboration with the World Bank has offered Ksh 44million grant to locals to boost their livelihoods. Unlike most funding...

Miraa farmers in Meru County in fear of locust invasion

Miraa farmers in Meru County are in fear of locust invasion after the insects were spotted in several parts of the county. The locusts are said to have been seen at Ndumuru village in...

600 Kilifi farmers get Ksh 41m to add value to their produce

600 farmers in Kilifi County have bagged Kshs 41 million shillings to add value on their produce and boost their income. The grant by the National Agricultural and Rural Inclusive Growth Project has prioritized...
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