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...

Food farms made from Industrial barrels

In Africa, arable land is on a constant decrease due to urbanization, pollution and climate change. This has made food process go up and access to fresh safe food evermore difficult. A community group in...

Lamu County invests Ksh14M in irrigation schemes

By Carol Njenga The County Government of Lamu has invested 14 million shillings in the establishment of small-scale irrigation schemes in the region. The schemes at Mkunumbi, Chalaluma, Witu and Maleli in Lamu West Sub County...

Gov’t embarks on food security program in ASAL areas

The Kenyan government has embarked on an ambitious food security program in five northern Kenya counties that will cost 4.5 billion shillings.  The project under the partnership for Resilience and Economic Growth Program with...

FAO unveils Ksh100m program to support mushroom farmers

The Food and Agricultural Organization has rolled out a 100 million shillings program in Taita Taveta County aimed at supporting mushroom farming. Mushrooms require minimal water and supervision thus favorable for dry weather conditions...

Coffee millers to get licenses from counties

Coffee millers will now be required to get their milling licenses directly from the county governments in a push to revive the sector. This is part of a raft of regulations proposed by the coffee...

COMESA member states endorse common label for seeds

Local seed companies will from next year start selling seeds across the COMESA region after member states endorsed a common label. COMESA regional seed programme coordinator John Mukuka says the labeling is aimed at...

Zimbabwe treason charges over dairy plot

By BBC Zimbabwe's chief prosecutor has been charged with obstructing the course of justice after allegedly dropping charges against people accused of plotting to bomb the president's dairy. Four army officers also appeared at the magistrate’s...

Govt to spend Ksh 2b to support youth in agriculture

By PSCU The Government has committed Ksh 2 billion to support youth in agriculture, President Uhuru Kenyatta has said. The President said the Ksh 2 billion Youth Fund would be used to train young people in...

Kitui County Govt to partner with cooperative societies

Kitui County Government has committed to support agro based cooperative societies in the county in order to create jobs and reduce poverty. Governor Charity Ngilu while addressing 1,000 mango farmers said her administration is exploring...
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