Tobacco farmers took to the streets in Kuria West Sub-County

Tobacco farmers take to the streets in Kuria West Sub-County

Hundreds of tobacco farmers took to the streets of Kehancha town in Kuria West Sub-County protesting against Mastermind Tobacco Company Limited which they accuse of failing to pay their arrears since 2014. The farmers claim the...
Coffee farmers in Kirinyaga County embrace organic coffee

Coffee farmers in Kirinyaga County embrace organic coffee

Farmers in Kirinyaga County have embraced organic coffee which they say is resistant to diseases. Coffee disease and pests are among the main cause of losses to farmers in the region. The Mount Kenya region, where...

Sunflower farmers in Makueni County set to benefit from partnership

Over 600 Sunflower farmers in Makueni County are set to benefit from a partnership between Safaricom’s DigiFarm product, Bidco Africa and the Makueni County Government. The 640 Sunflower farmers are the first beneficiaries of an...

K.A.L.R.O to investigate cases of livestock death and infertility

The Kenya Agriculture and Livestock Research Organization has embarked on a research study in Kakamega County following rising cases of livestock death and infertility. Farmers have blamed the unprecedented occurrence on, among others, the use of...

Self-help group sets up cottage industry in Kisii

A self help group in Kisii County has set up a cottage industry that’s manufacturing soaps which the founders say has medicinal value. The products have become a favourite of the residents with those who...

Maji Milele knows water is life

Access to clean water is perhaps the most major of issues in urban and rural Kenya. Maji Milele is a for-profit social enterprise whose core business is to provide long lasting water services though...
University roots for technology to end maize shortage

Farmers urged to embrace technology to boost food production

Egerton University has come up with new ways of ending perennial shortage and sky rocketing prices of maize in the country. Through its constituent college, Tegemeo Institute of Agricultural Policy and Development (TIAPD), the institution...

Academies of Science finds GMOs not harmful to human health

By US Today Genetically engineered crops are safe for humans and animals to eat and have not caused increases in cancer, obesity, gastrointestinal illnesses, kidney disease, autism or allergies, an exhaustive report from the National Academies...

Turning waste into organic fertiliser

Currently in Kenya about 8 million people lack hygienic sanitation, particularly where community members don't have access to clean toilets. In Nairobi, a company is tackling the waste problem: "Sanergy was founded in 2011. Three...

Nakuru County to criminalize urban crop farming, livestock keeping

Nakuru County is targeting to criminalize any forms of crop farming and livestock keeping that interfere with urban life. The county has partnered with the University of Nairobi Department of Agriculture in drafting Urban...
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