Environment PS decries low forest cover in Kisumu County

Environment and Forestry PS Dr. Chris Kiptoo has decried the low forest cover in Kisumu County, saying land degradation and deforestation are the major effects. Speaking Wednesday during a meeting with Kisumu County Commissioner Josephine...
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World Food Day: Celebrating our food heros amidst Covid-19

As countries all over the world strive to contain the Covid-19 pandemic, this year’s World Food Day focuses on how we can grow, nourish and sustain together as well as celebrate food heroes who...

KCIC, GATSBY Africa launch commercial forestry program

Kenya Climate Innovation Centre (KCIC) and GATSBY Africa has launched a Commercial Forestry Program to catalyse the local demand for timber.      The programme has already identified 28 clients which it seeks to support. The...

Kenya Ferry Services goes cashless

The Kenya Ferry Services has automated its service payment system at the Likoni Crossing Channel in efforts to seal revenue collections leakages.  Acting Managing Director, Thomas Tuva expects revenue collections to increase by at least...

Del Monte commits towards UN Women health and empowerment program

Del Monte Wednesday announced that its subsidiary Fresh Del Monte Kenya has partnered with the UN women health and empowerment program. By the year 2024 Del Monte Kenya has committed to reach 10,000 women amongst...
15 hours ago BBC Flooding hits six million people in East Africa

Flooding hits six million people in East Africa

The number of people hit by seasonal flooding in East Africa has increased more than five fold in four years, according to UN figures. Nearly six million people have been affected this year with 1.5...
Small-scale farmers turn to silage making to boost returns

Small-scale farmers turn to silage making to boost returns

Dairy farming is turning out to be a profitable venture for both small and large-scale farmers in Trans Nzoia County as more farmers venture into the practice. The need to have quality feeds is also...

Efforts in controlling Maize disease boosting steady supply of certified seeds

Efforts towards managing the Maize Lethal Necrosis (MLN),  a viral disease affecting maize, have contributed to reducing seed production losses from  33 per cent to 16 per cent in the last four years, bolstering  steady...
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Food systems damaging health and planet, new report

The Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition Tuesday announced the launch of its new report, Future Food Systems: For people, our planet, and prosperity. The report, produced by an independent international team...
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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...
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