Murang’a leaders and farmers object sections of Livestock Bill 2019

A section of Murang’a leaders and farmers have told agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri to amend livestock bill 2019 before it’s presented before Parliament.  The leaders allied to Civic Renewal Party (CRP) have faulted section...

Kenya Red Cross dispatches relief food to Tana River flood victims

The Kenya Red Cross Society has begun dispatching relief food to the thousands of flood victims in Tana Delta, Tana River County, whose homes were submerged due to heavy rains in the area. The Humanitarian...

Northern Kenya leaders warn of food crisis over locusts invasion

Northern Kenya leaders are warning of an impending food crisis in the region amid renewed threats of another invasion of locusts from neighboring Somalia. This comes as the government moved in to rid Wajir...

West Pokot farmers secure Kshs 51.9m for developing livestock sector

58 farmer groups in West Pokot have received 51 million shillings from the national government and the World Bank under the Kenya Climate Smart Agriculture Project. The assistance is expected to help the farmers increase...
Cabinet approves commercial farming of BT cotton

Cabinet approves commercial farming of BT cotton

Cabinet has approved the commercial farming of BT cotton hybrids following the successful completion of field trials that were conducted over a period of five years. The commercial farming of BT cotton is set to...

Pricey farm inputs weighing down on rice production

High cost of farm inputs and wrong farming mechanism is weighing down rice production in the country. Agriculture ministry Head of Rice Promotion Programme Jane Ndungu says an increase in consumption per capita has...
Small holder farmers to benefit from off-grid technologies

Small holder farmers to benefit from off-grid technologies

Investing in new off-grid and mini-grid technologies to extend energy access across Africa will be instrumental in helping smallholder farmers to meet rising food demand, according to a new report. Africa accounts for just six...

Farmers threaten to stop maize production over pay increase

At least 500 maize seed farmers in North Rift are threatening to stop production if state owned Kenya Seed Company does not heed their demand for pay increase. According to the farmers, despite the...
Small scale farmers benefit from solar-powered water pumps

Small scale farmers benefit from solar-powered water pumps

Part of the coastal region which was previously engaging in charcoal burning is slowly moving into irrigation which is more sustainable using solar-powered water pumps. Msumarini Self Help Group, a group that has benefited from...

Lack of cold storage main cause of food loss in fishing sector

Fishing plays a significant role in the livelihood of the coastal region in terms of employment, income and provision of principal protein to the diet. However, the industry’s capability to generate sizeable growth opportunities and...
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