Kenya commemorates World Environment Day

Kenya has joined the world in commemorating the World Environment Day on a day that coincided with Eid al Fitr. The annual World Environment Day celebrated today is a pioneer principal vehicle of the...
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Grain farmers to market produce through G-Soko

By Juney Karisa Grain farmers will now be able to seamlessly market their produce to global buyers through the G-soko platform. This is in an effort to leverage on the online platform G-soko which aims at...

President Kenyatta pledges 6.5 million jobs within five years

By PSCU President Uhuru Kenyatta has pledged to create 6.5 million extra quality jobs, especially for the youth, over the next five years. In a candid live online conversation where he also fielded questions from Kenyans,...

Prompt payment for coffee farmers begins July

By PSCU Coffee farmers will soon be paid on the spot for cherry delivered to factories once a report presented to President Uhuru Kenyatta is implemented. The report, whose implementation will start in the next few...
Tea farmers to realize flat returns due to increased supply

Tea farmers to realize flat returns due to weak global prices

Tea farmers are set to realize flat returns for their crop due to increased supply and weak global prices. The Tea Directorate quarterly report shows that production in Kenya improved by 17 percent from January...

Dutch firm invests in Kenyan dairy firm

By Claire Wanja/Statetement DOB Equity, a leading Dutch family office, is investing in Countryside Dairy Ltd, the Nyahururu-based dairy-processing firm, to allow the firm to scale up its production capacity and expand its reach across...

Grain farmers set to have expanded East African market

Grain farmers in the country are set to have an expanded East African market after the East Africa Community (EAC) adopted the standards for staple foods, sampling and test methods first gazzeted in 2013.  The...

NCPB to buy maize from registered farmers only

By Ronald Owili If you are a maize farmer who is yet to register with the county agricultural office, then the government will not buy your harvest. This is as per a notice by the...

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...

Laikipia County to tag cattle for identification

Fifteen thousand heads of cattle are set to be tagged with identification devices in Laikipia County to curb illegal movement as well as theft of the animals. This will be part of the second phase...
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