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Ireland and Kenya have signed bilateral agreements and grants aimed at boosting the agricultural sector. Ireland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney, who also visited Somalia and Ethiopia earlier in the week, presented a five-year plan on Ireland and Kenya to...
The African Development Bank (AfDB) (www.AfDB.org) has developed a new initiative called the Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) initiative – a knowledge and innovation-based response to the recognized need of scaling up proven technologies across Africa. Already, 25 African...
In the middle of a dry village in Kajuki, Tharaka Nithi County, a growing fruit and vegetable processing factory is proving Kenya can add value to fresh produce, increase farmer’s earnings and reduce post harvest losses. A confident Mercy Mwende,...
The World Food Prize Foundation has announced that it will be partnering with President of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org), Akinwumi Adesina, to establish the World Food Prize Africa Institute. This follows the recent awarding of the 2017 World Food...
I first met Memory in Kasungu, in the Northern part of Malawi. Memory, a mother of six, farmed on a one acre piece of land alongside her husband. Every year, they planted maize and beans, often from seed that...
Wefarm , the world's largest farmer-to-farmer digital network, says it has reached over 300,000 farmers in Kenya and Uganda. There are over 180,000 farmers in Kenya using Wefarm at present. Wefarm is a free mobile and online service that enables...
Agro input company Elgon Kenya’s newly launched animal health department has entered into a strategic partnership with Netherlands based Interchemie Werken De Adelaar, a global powerhouse in animal health. The partnership makes Elgon Kenya the region’s sole distributor of...
WeFarm, the world’s largest farmer-to-farmer knowledge sharing network, has announced that it has partnered with Heifer International, a nonprofit working to end hunger and poverty with sustainable agriculture and entrepreneurship, to bring the benefits of WeFarm’s service to Kenyan...
By Dr. Kanayo Nwanze As I settle back in my homeland Nigeria since retiring as the President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) in March this year, I am reminded of a local saying that when you go...
Kenyan agri-business entrepreneurs are set to receive funding from a government body which wants to help them access credit for their innovations. More than 3,000 agro-processing SME firms will now be able to access affordable credit, incubation and entrepreneurial training...
By Dr. Joe DeVries, AGRA Vice President for Programmes. When my team and I visited Felix Jumbe, of Peacock Seeds, a hybrid seed grower in Salima, Malawi, in March this year, we were shocked by the destruction caused by the...
(Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Kenya can escape the 'Groundhog Day' of recurrent hunger crises by investing in irrigated farming and leather tanneries in its arid lands, experts said on Friday, as poor spring rains have failed to relieve biting...
It was midnight on 14 December 2016, when five fishermen in Tombo village near Freetown in Sierra Leone  revved up a small outboard engine  and powered their  boat far out to  sea.  They threw in their net   and soon...
A major conference and exhibition has opened in Nairobi – bringing together thousands of participants. It is taking place between June 14 – 16 at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre where the 4th Agritec Africa Exhibition organized by Kenya...
You must have heard of Kiganjo Troup farm – the cold fresh water species farm that was established in 1948 by the colonial government. It is still there neighbouring the Sagana State Lodge. Some of its pronounced visitors have included...
(Thomson Reuters Foundation) - At 9am, Eliud Sankare is still at home in Isinya village, south of Nairobi, instead of out herding the 40 cattle his son has already led to pasture. He heads to the cowshed to...
Kenyan milk brand Delamere has not only turned 90 but also rolled out a a new range of fruit yogurt as part of its strategy to double sales and increase its current market share of 67%. Part of Kenya’s largest...
Former Tanzanian President, Jakaya Kikwete, has taken to what he considers to be his next love after politics: farming. Those who know the former President did not previously associate him with maize farming, but he has emerged as one of...
I was on my way from Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi to a meeting and got stuck in one of the city’s endless car jams — that’s when my taxi driver began a conversation about the lack...
A machine that will help scientists to select the best genes  - and help improve the “African orphan crops” has been unveiled in Nairobi, a major boost for the breeders. The gene sequencing machine is the product of Illumina Inc...