M-Kopa Solar is lighting up Kenya

M-Kopa is using mobile money platforms to provide solar power to off-the-grid consumers around Kenya. Access to electricity is still a a major challenge in most areas on the continent. Where solar products are available,...

Govt to roll out e-wallet services for farmers

The government plans to roll out an e-wallet scheme across the country for farmers to equip themselves with relevant IT skills as well as access government subsidies. Agriculture Principal Secretary Hamas Boga says this has...

Garissa livestock traders urge KMC to settle all outstanding bills

Livestock traders in Garissa now want the Kenya Meat Commission (KMC) to pay their outstanding bills for livestock supplied to the commission. The traders have demanded that the payment must be done before the proposed...

Tension as camel herders invade farms in Kitui County

Kitui County residents living along the border with Tana River County are now fleeing from their homes following the influx of Somali herders in such of pasture. The residents have expressed concerns on their security...

Turning Industrial glass into usable art

With the growth of economies and development of infrastructure comes the increase in high-rise glass buildings and withered construction waste into the environment. For a long time, this glass lay in dump sites, unused....

Nairobi modern farmers’ market to connect producers with consumers

Kenyan farmers will soon have their own market where they sell produce directly to consumers, cutting off the traditional value chain that is replete with middlemen. The Nairobi Farmers Market, which is under construction in...

Sunflower farmers in Makueni County set to benefit from partnership

Over 600 Sunflower farmers in Makueni County are set to benefit from a partnership between Safaricom’s DigiFarm product, Bidco Africa and the Makueni County Government. The 640 Sunflower farmers are the first beneficiaries of an...

Solar and Wind powering Mageta Island

70% of the population in sub-saharan Africa doesn't have access to electricity. Africa is a vast continent and its size posses some challenges especially when it comes to transport and energy. Many remote areas in...

President Kenyatta announces measures to boost coffee sub-sector

President Uhuru Kenyatta Tuesday announced a raft of measures aimed at boosting the coffee sub-sector. Beginning July, coffee farmers from across the country will be able to access payments from a Shs 3 billion cherry...

KDB suspends controversial dairy regulations 2019

Kenya Dairy Board (KDB) has suspended proposed milk regulations aimed at regulation the sector following public outcry. The regulations would have criminalised hawking of raw milk by farmers. Farmers are also required to sell their...
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