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Each and every year, farmers get poor harvests because they planted the wrong varieties in their regions. Before you try and new variety, if you had never grown it before, isolate a small portion of land and observe how...
Besides more unpredictable weather and changing crop diseases, Kenyan farmers face another worry: counterfeit seed. Seed sold as something other than it is - the wrong variety or with the wrong characteristics, sometimes marketed with a falsfied certificate of authenticity...
Google in partnership with One Acre Fund will train 100,000 Kenyan smallholder farmers in digital skills through a Sh100 million grant.   Google Kenya Country Manager Charles Murito says the training skills program will help smallholder farmers digitize their agribusiness operations...
They used Maina Kageni to lure farmers into the plains of Kajiado. Now Hundreds of local Investors are crying foul over their unpaid money owed to them by a local agribusiness venture, Diamond Property Merchants. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5TjCvWI3ks The project at the center...
Police in Uganda are hunting for four Chinese men who are reportedly making and selling fake eggs that look like chicken eggs. The New Vision reports that the unscrupulous entrepreneurs no longer wait for a hen to lay eggs, but...
Kevin Green sacrificed nights out and alcohol to start his farm business - he was once homeless, would beg for leftover chips from lorry drivers and sleeping rough in the woods. He then became a farmer and now he's...
Kenya‘s President Uhuru Kenyatta has asked technocrats to explore the possibility of growing genetically modified BT Cotton, pushing the east African nation a step from reviving its cotton industry. The country will become the first in East Africa to grow...
As 63-year-old farmer Mahmoud Hamidoune shelters from the rain hammering down on the peaks of the southern tip of Anjouan island in the Comoros, he recalls a time when it got so cold that people would stay home, and...
International Coffee Organization (ICO) members from coffee-producing countries in Africa, Latin and Central America, Asia and the Pacific, have raised concerns over low coffee prices at the 122nd Session of the International Coffee Council (ICC) held last month.. Recently, the...
(Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A new United Nations-led multi-million dollar investment fund is targeting young farmers and agribusiness owners, whose struggle to access loans threatens food production and global goals to end hunger, particularly in Africa. The Agribusiness Capital (ABC)...
Hours before the government released money to pay maize farmers, President Uhuru Kenyatta publicly scolded his Agriculture and Irrigation Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri daring him to pay cartels. Turning to his minister, and physically frustrated by the incessant corruption scandals,...
As a result of stringent rules set at the port of Mombasa to double check the quality of products being imported, Kenya has been hit by an unprecedented shortage of fertiliser which is now worrying growers. Already,  Kenya's leading flower...
(Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When two university students knocked on the door of Lillian Kanari’s organic food shop five years ago seeking work, she realised their web design skills could help her business solve one of its most intractable...
Four years ago, Njeru Kamuru nearly quit dairy farming. But when he learned that a solar-powered milk-cooling plant was to be built in his Kenyan village, he changed his mind. Before then, Kamuru said, he struggled to sell more than...
The arrest of Agriculture PS Richard Lesiyampe, former NCPB Managing Director Newton Terer and Former General Manager of Finance Cornel Kiprotich over the loss of money meant to pay farmers is the first signal that NCPB will not continue...
Erisa Kakyomya Apuuli is a household name in Toro sub-region. He is the proprietor of Rusekere Tea Growers Factory in Kabarole, a $3m project that buys tea leaves from 800 out-growers, employs 450 tea pluckers and 300 staff. Kakyomya has...
A new report by the national statistics office CBS sheds light on the lives of Dutch millionaires, who now account for 1.4% of the population but control 44% of the wealth. In total, the number of millionaires in the...
When Peter Kimani relocated from Kandara in Murang’a county to Mwea in Kirinyaga county in the year 2000, his aim was to continue with his education and later on go back home. This was never meant to be as...
After waiting for 11 years, Kenyan farmers can now export avocados to South Africa after the country lifted a ban imposed in 2007 due to fruit fly menace. The clearance followed talks between the two nations. The South African plant quarantine...
At first glance, large cows seem to be a recipe for success for any farmer, but equally important is to take into consideration the challenges of raising large cattle breeds. Not only food is a challenge, but also how...
Before his death in Geneva on Saturday, former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan was one of the greatest supporters of African farmers at the global stage. Annan, who hailed from Ghana, was always urging governments and overseas donors to support small-scale...