Favorable policies to boost coffee production

By Stanley Wabomba Coffee farming is increasingly gaining popularity in non-traditional areas commonly known for maize and sugar cane farming. Experts attribute this to devolution of agriculture and favorable coffee policies despite numerous challenges of high...

Livestock prices in Samburu County nosedive

By Judith Akolo Prices of livestock have sharply declined in Samburu County especially in Maralal town to the chagrin of the business community and parents will school going children alike. The business community especially livestock sellers...

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...

New KCC rolls out extension services to boost production

By Stanley Wabomba The New Kenya Cooperative Creameries has rolled out extension services to farmers to boost milk production to meet its demand. New KCC Chairman Matu Wamae says the company will among others supply hay...

UN: Empowering women will boost food security

By KBC Reporter Kenya has achieved major strides in closing the gender gap in agriculture and rural employment. According to findings by the United Nations Equity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, Women...

Pastoralists turn to sedentary farming

By Jeremy Ogolla Pastoralists in West Pokot County are turning the page and moving into sedentary farming. In what could be a complete culture change, the pastoralists are slowing embracing farming. Even as they aver that sedentary...

1 cow initiative launched in Kakamega

By Jeremy Ogolla The County Government of Kakamega has launched a one cow initiative that will see poor families given a dairy cow on credit and repaid in installments after selling milk. Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya...

South African firm to build dairy processing plant in Nyamira

By Jeremy Ogolla Dairy farmers in Nyamira County could soon increase their income from dairy farming after South African Nedebe Company showed interest in setting up a milk processing plant in the area. Nyamira County Governor...

Kenya’s dairy sector gets a shot in the arm

KBC Reporter The dairy sector in the country is set for a major improvement after Israel, which is the world’s largest producer of milk expressed an interest to partner with Kenya to grow the sector. Israel...

Ruto: diversify crop production to boost income

By Carol Njenga Deputy President William Ruto is urging farmers in the Western region to embrace diversification in crop production to boost their earnings. He says expanding crops to include horticulture and dairy farming will not...
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