To attain food security, we must modernise agriculture – President Kenyatta 

President Uhuru Kenyatta has called on farmers in the country to adopt modern farming and livestock production technologies in order to achieve the quality and volumes of production needed to attain national food security,...

Climate change compounding misery for African agriculture

Climate change is posing the biggest challenge to the growth of African agriculture. Ethiopian Minister of Agriculture and Livestock Resources Dr. Eyasu Abreha is warning that over reliance on rain-fed agriculture is already compounding the...

Innovative insurance products needed for retirees says researchers

High cost of medical services takes away 25 percent of retirees’ financial resources thus innovative insurance products are needed for the age group. This is according to a study by pension administrator Enwealth Financial...
SEAWEED FARMING KWALE

Coastal farmers tap into seaweed farming to diversify income

Farmers in Kibuyuni, Kwale County have ventured into seaweed farming in a bid to diversify their income generating activities. The farmers belong to a cooperative that consists of 113 farmers who have been farming seaweed...

Edwin Amakobe, Hack4farming Nairobi 2016 hackathon winner

By Regina Manyara Edwin Amakobe, a computer science graduate is this years’ Hack4 farming Nairobi 2016 hackathon winner. Amakobe developed “ MbeguBora” a web based and mobile App that offers a platform to better connect farmers...
Milk producers to be paid based on quality not quantity

Dairy board inspection seeks to ensure compliance

By Caroline Njenga Kenya Dairy Board has embarked on an inspection exercise to access the level of compliance within the milk industry alongside identifying the gap in the market that needs to be addressed. Kenya...

Treasury to clear debts owed to sugarcane farmers

Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich has said the government will clear debts owed to sugarcane farmers. He noted that more than Sh1.9 billion had been made available by the government to carry out the exercise. Addressing...

Kajiado to implement County Adaptation Fund, says Ole Lenku

Kajiado County government is set to implement County Adaptation Fund, a pastoralist program that has that has already been piloted in six wards of Isiolo County since 2013. Speaking while opening the national celebrations to...

Govt to establish special zones for production of livestock for export

President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced government plans to establish 50 special zones, technically known as feedlots, for production of livestock for the export market. The new initiative will be done in collaboration with strategic partners...

Demand for honey continues to rise in Kenya

Demand for honey continues to rise in Kenya with consumption growing at a rate of 15 percent annually. However, honey production has stagnated at around 100 metric tons per year. A kilo of the...
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