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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...
Fertiliser worth billions of shillings meant for Kenya farmers disappeared with a few unscrupulous businessmen, taking advantage of the distribution of government subsidised fertiliser and payment for maize supplies to farmers to the National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB). It...
Kenya will host the 5th AGRITEC AFRICA, an International Exhibition & Conference on Agriculture Technologies from June 20 to June 22 in at the Kenyatta International Exhibition Center. Regarded as one of the best agricultural exhibitions in the region, it...
The exit of National Cereal and Produce Board chief executive, Newton Terer, is the first pointer that all is not well at the corporation mandated to buy produce from farmers. At the heart of it are cartels that have turned...
A leading global manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment has opened a new African office in South Africa, signalling its entrance into the continent. AGCO, Your Agriculture Company, recently entered a partnership with Kenya’s Strathmore University for a training program...
In the agricultural sector – the major employer for poor people in Africa – assets like land and livestock are owned and controlled mainly by men. It makes sense, then, that many donors, national governments and civil society groups believe...
By Denis Bollo Agriculture is the backbone of the Kenya economy and food security is part of the big four agenda of President Kenyatta’s government. To achieve food security, we must streamline all aspects in the value chain from production to...
Smallholder farmers in Kenya are increasing maize yields and have reduced production risk by 30 per cent thanks to a conservation agriculture project. Declining soil fertility in recent years, increasing soil erosion and droughts due to climate change, have dipped...
With their farms devastated by Fall Army worms, Kenyan farmers have turned to traditional concoctions that are keeping the pests at bay. In the Mt Kenya region, farmers are using a concoction of red pepper, ash and tobacco to kill...
By Donna Nkatha Mastitis is a common, devastating disease affecting the dairy cows in many farms. The ailment results in enormous economic losses to the farmers whose cows are affected. Losses result from the cost of veterinary care, discarded milk,...
A Kenyan mobile platform that shortens the agricultural supply chain, reducing food wastage and boosting farmers’ incomes, has received USD 100,000 grant from global social impact programme Expo Live which is run by organisers of the next World Expo,...
This is the face of the man behind the Solai Dam tragedy - Perry Mansukhlal Kansagra. Although unknown in Kenya, and he has not come out to speak, he is well known in the world of rose flowers and...
By Victor Mugo With the unveiling of the government’s areas of focus for the next five years, the stakeholders in the agricultural landscape are elated with the identification of agriculture as a key driver to spur economic growth. Christened the...
The African agri-tech space is booming, with the number of startups operating in the market growing 110 per cent over the past two years, and over US$19 million invested into the sector in that period, a new report indicates. The...
By Donna Nkatha Cannibalistic behavior among poultry involves the pecking, ripping and ingestion of tissues, organs or skin of flock mates. Cannibalism occurs in various types of birds such as ducks, chickens, quail, and turkeys. The commonly kept poultry in...
James Finlay, one of the largest flower growing company in Kenya has announced the closure of two of its flower farms in Kericho citing high labour costs and industrial strikes. As a result, some  2,000 workers are staring at job...
Ol Pejeta, the home of the last male Northern White Rhino, has received two Chimpanzees, rescued from captivity in Guinea-Bissau. The story of the two Chimpanzees is yet another triumphal story on conservation of wildlife and the efforts a few...
By JEFF ANTHONY  The best Agribusiness to invest in as a young farmer or a seasoned investor is Mushroom Production - and I am writing from experience. The fungi crop has numerous nutritional and medicinal benefits,  the demand for mushrooms is...
By Denis Bollo As I was heading home after having a busy day at my work station, many thoughts were crisscrossing my mind until something fishy captured my attention. There was this lady buying some cooked githeri from the woman...
A Kenyan app that pioneered a digital meal voucher has won an continental award. M-Kula, an innovative solution for feeding employees has scooped one of the seven Hub African awards. This indicates how Kenyan companies are embracing technology. The company won...
Discontinued from the University, Brian Omoke, CEO of Think Organic Kenya took up a new challenge to feed the world with organic foods. He speaks to Top Farmer about his journey into organic foods - and what the future...