Government prioritizes to grow manufacturing sector 2018/2019 FY

The government plans to grow the manufacturing sector during the 2018/2019 financial year by bringing in two global tea processors, establishment of phone, laptop, and TV assembly plants, training and setting up of 5,000...

KALRO, KOPIA develop disease free potato seed variety

Kenya Agricultural Livestock and Research Organization (KALRO) in conjunction with Korea Project on International Agriculture (KOPIA) have developed a potato seed variety that is disease free. The new potato seed variety will be free...

Kakamega County to get a coffee factory

A coffee factory will be constructed in Kakamega County after three European countries agreed to undertake the project at a cost of 3 billion shillings. Sweden, Norway and Britain jointly formed the Scandinavian Care...
Kenya Dairy Board keen to reduce sale of milk through informal channels

Kenya Dairy Board keen to reduce sale of milk through informal channels

Reducing the sale of milk through informal channels, lowering the cost of production as well as increasing compliance and quality assurance will be among the key agendas for the Kenya Dairy Board in its...

National, County govt’s to mobilise Ksh 7.5b for coffee sector

The National and County governments are set to mobilize 7.5 billion shillings in the next three years to fund the revival of the coffee subsector. The efforts are geared towards forestalling the free fall...
Kenya Breweries to recruit fifteen thousand new sorghum farmers

Kenya Breweries to recruit fifteen thousand new sorghum farmers

Kenya Breweries plans to recruit fifteen thousand new sorghum farmers to support the expected growth in demand for the produce at the new Kisumu plant currently under construction. Kenya Breweries Managing Director Jane Karuku says...

Biotechnology firm Kentegra to invest in Kenya

Pyrethrum farmers in the country are set for a bounce back following an investment by Biotechnology firm Kentegra in the sector. The firm has established a 45 acre pyrethrum seedbed in Nakuru County which it...

Laikipia County to fix identification devices on livestock

Laikipia County government plans to fit livestock in the area with identification devices in efforts by the devolved unit to stem cases of theft. The device will transmit animal information that will be stored...

Tea farmers to earn less as prices fall

Tea farmers are starring at lower earnings after increased tea volumes and economic sanction imposed on Iran saw prices reduce by 17 percent between July and December last year. According to the Kenya Tea Development...

KALRO in need of 700 researchers

A shortage of scientists and researchers coupled with inadequate funding are some of the challenges that the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) is grappling with. KALRO’s Deputy Director General in charge of...
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