Government to build three dams in Elgeyo Marakwet County

By DPPS The Government will build three dams in Elgeyo Marakwet County at a cost of Sh 80billion to generate electricity and provide water for irrigation, Deputy President William Ruto has said. Mr. Ruto said plans...

Uhuru: Agriculture has potential to transform Africa

By PSCU President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday said the Government has put in place the necessary regulatory and policy frameworks to harness the potential in agriculture to transform the country. President Kenyatta said Government was also...

Government sets aside Ksh1.1b to scrap tea taxes

By DPPS/Christine Muchira The Government has set aside Sh 1.1billion to scrap many taxes that have been levied on the tea sector as a measure to improve production of the crop, Deputy President William Ruto...

Agriculture CS urges Kenyans to adopt new ways of farming

By KBC Reporter With an estimated increase in population from a current 44 Million to 81 Million by 2150 the country will have no choice but to abandon old ways of farming in order to...

Govt embarks on automated system of farming

By John Muoki The Government has embarked on an automated system of farming to increase food production in the country, Industrialization, Trade and Investment Cabinet Secretary, Adan Mohammed, has said. The CS said the method...

Kenya Met Service, April marks rainfall peak

By Judith Akolo The Kenya Meteorological Service says April is the peak month of the “Long Rains” season. Even as the rainfall peaks in some areas, the weatherman warns that the eastern sector,  is likely to ...

Poor farm yields attributed to limited access to fertilizer

By Hellen Nderu The poor yields recorded by most farmers across the country have been attributed to limited access to fertilizer as well as poor agronomic practices. Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Willy Bett says the government is...

Youth urged to engage in agriculture value chain

By KNA The government is calling on the youth to take up agriculture as a vocation. Agriculture CS Willy Bett said embracing agriculture by the youth will ensure continuity as a majority of farmers in the...

Planting commences on 10,000 acre Galana model farm

By Ruth Mutegi The actual planting on the 10,000-acre Galana irrigation scheme model farm has now commenced. Water and Irrigation Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa says after testing various maize varieties on the first 1,000 acres of...

Kenya to export dairy goats to Djibouti

By Nicholas Nduati Small scale dairy goat farmers in Kirinyaga county will now be able to export their goats to the Djibouti market following an initiative by the East African Farmers’ Federation that seeks to...
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