Livestock traders call for quick infrastructure restoration

Livestock traders in Garissa County are calling on the national government to move with speed and restore infrastructure destroyed by recent floods experienced in the region. Traders say poor infrastructure has negatively impacted their businesses...

Small scale farmers worst hit by post-harvest losses

By Ronald Owili Kenya can feed her citizens adequately if post-harvest losses estimated to be 40 percent are minimized. Rockefeller Foundation Africa Managing Director Mamadou Biteye says Kenya is among African countries that still face...

Maize farmers to soon mill their own maize flour

Farmers could soon be able to mill their own maize flour with the introduction of a low cost self-service Posho Mill that is being showcased at the 4th University of Nairobi Innovation Week. According...

EU unveils value addition project for small holder farmers

The government in partnership with the European Union is investing 5.26 billion shillings in a value chain programme that will mainly target small scale farmers. The seven year programme targets to enhance food security,...

Farmers urged to find alternative to fish species

By Dorcas Ondieki/Naitore Fish farmers in Kisii have been urged to consider farming catfish besides tilapia species in a bid to mitigate effects of the current weather. County Fisheries Director Mr. Edwin Muga called upon the...
Farmers in Kiambu County get training on best agricultural practices

Small scale farmers advised to diversify crops

Smallholder farmers are being advised to embark on diversifying crops in their farmlands to lower risks of total crop failure and sustain income. In Nakuru County farmers have benefited from agricultural biodiversity training by...

Farmers grow yields and income with conservation agriculture

Smallholder farmers in Kenya are increasing maize yields and have reduced production risk by 30 per cent thanks to a conservation agriculture project. Declining soil fertility in recent years, increasing soil erosion and droughts due...

Coffee drinkers live longer -Study

Drinking three cups of coffee a day may help you live longer, according to a study of almost half a million people from 10 European countries. The research, published in the journal the Annals of...

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...

Eastern Africa Farmers Federation rolls out the eGranary platform

By Jeremy Ogolla Eastern Africa Farmers Federation has rolled out the eGranary platform. This a virtual platform that seeks to help aggregate farmers to enable them access markets, financial services and extension. Chief Executive Officer Stephen...
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