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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...
Kenya’s embattled chief executive of the Electoral Commission Ezra Chiloba has turned to farming, two weeks after he was suspended from the controversial position. By finding solace in farming, Mr Chiloba appears to have closed a chapter marred by the...
Both professional and amateur photographers are being asked to enter a photo contest with images that showcases how digital technologies are being used in agriculture. The photo contest has been organized by Digital Development for Feed the Future (D2FTF) which...
This video tells the story of Joyce, an inspiring and entrepreneurial Kenyan fish farmer who has overcome many challenges to develop a thriving Tilapia and Catfish farming business. FAO and the ASTF fund are supporting aquaculture programs in Kenya...
Monica Katabazi is a rancher and dairy farmer from Kiruhura district. Her farm is unique in a sense because she rears only indigenous Ankole longhorn cattle, which is rare among most commercial cattle-keepers. Most commercial cattle keepers in Uganda tend...
By Brynna Strand and Charlie Ann Kerr Two million single-use plastic bags per minute are distributed at store checkout counters across the globe. Devastating environmental impacts result from their production, consumption, and disposal. Plastic bag production uses approximately 8%-10% of...
A poultry auction has been launched in Kenya, giving farmers a chance to sell their birds in bulk. The launch was conducted by Kenya’s Deputy President William Ruto at Kambi Kuku in Uasin Gishu, is the first of its kind...
Zambia’s Dr Tamara Kaunda, 27, was once a medical doctor – albeit for a short time.  And that is until she decided to take farming, a switch that saw her start farming seedlings. Off went the stethoscope – and in...
My brother is a Zimbabwean farmer who has done pretty well for himself, but is now a worried man. Last season he lost a significant amount of his maize crop to a single, voracious pest, and he fears for the...
Agri-Vie, a private equity investment fund focused on food and agribusiness in Sub-Sahara Africa and Norfund have announced a $17m co-investment into the Marginpar Flower Group Holdings, one of the leading players in marketing and sales of summer flowers...
Zambian farmers will now be able to purchase farm machinery in a finance partnership with AGCO, a leading worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment. AGCO's partnership was launched at AgriTech, Zambia's outdoor agriculture expo. The new partnership between AGCO,...
Young agricultural entrepreneurs have a chance to win €15,000 in a new pitch competition organised by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA). CTA is a joint international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of...
A milk price battle is looming after Kenya’s largest milk processor Brookside Dairies increased farm-gate prices to Sh37 from Sh26 a litre, matching that paid by rival New KCC. Farmers are the biggest beneficiaries in the new price wars as...
 The death of Kenneth Matiba has robbed Kenya – not only a politician but also a man who dedicated his life to farming. Actually, before he joined politics, Mr Matiba had cut his teeth into farming. In 1962, with his wife...
When he was the Member of Parliament for Kenya’s South Mugirango, Mr Omingo Magara was known for shooting straight. Today, he has another love: dairy farming. Although he only has an acre farm in Ongata Rongai, on the outskirts of Nairobi,...
Changemaker International and Capacity Africa have organized a trade mission for Kenyan agribusiness stakeholders to Netherlands to study innovative food production systems and agricultural export models. The three-day mission, slated  between June 11-15th,  with a strong emphasis on horticulture but incorporating general agribusiness seeks...
An expansive coffee farm that belonged to James Kanyotu, Kenya’s most dreaded head of the Special Branch, now NSIS, has been sold. The coffee farm in Ruiru, previously known as Kangaita Coffee Estate, comprised of 506 acres and has been...
There are many chicken breeds out there in the world and if you want to have the best poultry farm, you should always pick the best there is today. Do not chicken out of your venture. Just go ahead...
Top Farmer has been nominated for the second year running for the prestigious Bake Awards in the agriculture category. This allows Top Farmer to progress to the next phase where Kenyans will now have a chance to vote the winner...
Kenya’s Lucy Muchoki is joining Invest in Africa Now!, a private investment promotion agency as the liaison for the Eastern African region. Speaking about the news of Lucy joining Invest in Africa Now!, General Manager, M’Hamed Cherif, said “this collaboration...
Is it true that an apple a day may help keep the doctor away? Yes, it certainly is true. There are many health benefits from eating apples and you can plant them easily. Apples are a good source of fiber....