Innovative farming methods boosting gains on plastics ban

It is now 4 years since the government of Kenya slapped a ban on the manufacture, importation, Supply, Distribution, and use of Non-Woven polypropylene, or what is popularly known as thin plastics. However, plastic containers...

Xi leads China’s green development

Shovel in hand, President Xi Jinping planted trees in Beijing on Friday. To many Chinese, this is not an unfamiliar scene. Every year since 2013, Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China...
Global food and farming set for “corporate tidal wave,” warns report

Global food and farming set for “corporate tidal wave,” warns report

The future planned by agribusiness giants could accelerate the environmental breakdown and jeopardize the food security of billions, according to a new report by IPES-Food and ETC Group. "We are facing a corporate tidal wave. In...
Children with malaria attract more malaria mosquitoes

Climate change worsening disease incidence in East Africa

Climate change coupled by rising temperatures is providing a conducive environment for vector borne diseases.  A leading Researcher at the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) Dr. Andrew Githeko is warning that rising temperatures have made...
Agriculture sector registers sluggish growth in 2019

Tea farmers take charge of sector through elections

The Kenya Tea Sector Lobby has urged tea farmers to take this historical opportunity to vote in only credible directors who have the interest of the farmers at heart. The farmers Friday finally took charge...

Environmental conservation stakeholders launch tree planting campaign

The Ministry of the Environment and Forestry in collaboration with stakeholders in Environmental management have launched a Tree planting campaign aimed at public support for reforestation programmes. In the initiative, the Ministry of Education has...
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Govt launches regulations to safeguard dairy produce

Government has launched the Dairy Industry Regulations, 2021, aimed at enhancing consumer protection and safety of dairy produce. The regulations also aim at improving access to information on marketed dairy produce and providing a mechanism...

New dawn as agriculture stakeholders roll out digital solutions for sector

In a move aimed at delivering timely and transparent services to farmers, the government has led stakeholders in the agriculture sector in launching the eagerly-anticipated Agriculture Food Authority (AFA) Integrated Management Information System (IMIS). The...

Kilifi County, KCIC to revamp agribusiness in coast region

Kilifi County is set to benefit from a five-year European Union and DANIDA funded AgriBiz programme. Kenya Climate Innovation Center (KCIC) which is the implementing partner signed a five-year contract with the two development agencies...

Giving biofortified foods a boost in Tanzania

Women are the backbone of African agriculture and have been unequally affected by the impacts of the COVID pandemic. And yet, despite the acknowledged inequalities, women continue to be under-represented in decision-making at community...
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