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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...
Scandal-ridden sugar companies in Nyanza region will for the first time in many years miss this year’s Kisumu regional Agricultural Society of Kenya (ASK) Nyanza regional ASK show chairman Caleb Oguya, said so far only Sony Sugar Company had showed...
The government has suspended any further translocation of rhinos after eight of them died after they were immobilised and taken from Nakuru National Park to Tsavo. Kenya Wildlife Service had maintained studious silence several hours after the tragedy -hoping to...
Mystery surrounds the death of 7 black rhinos which had been translocated last week from Nakuru National Park to Tsavo East National Park – with focus turning on the drugs used to immobilise the animals. At the moment, vets from...
By Gilbert arap Bor Farmers have good years and bad years. Here in Kenya, however, the good years never seemed quite as good as they could have been and the bad years have felt worse than necessary. Why? It’s because we can’t...
By Chris Lati, Founder Makasa Farm This is the continuing story of Makasa Dairy Farm situated in Lower South Eastern of Kenya's Makueni County; a semi-arid and arid area ravaged by constant drought. To keep pure and even cross-breed animals...
In what is the biggest battle for dual purpose Fleckvieh cows in Kenya, two millionaire farmers are fighting in court in a case that will determine the future of the breed in the country. The Fleckvieh cows were introduced in...
More than 35,000 rural households in Kenya will soon be eating better and earning more money thanks to a new financial agreement signed today by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Republic of Kenya in support...
The grass-thatched houses that dot the terrain are the best signatures of poverty in the sugarcane belts of Kenya. Apart from the cane they grow, there is nothing sweet that comes out of this cashless cash-crop. For Richard Wakhisi, sugar...
Techno Brain has partnered with Microsoft Corporation to launch a Digital Agriculture Platform in Africa to help farmers improve crop yields and increase income. Smallholder farmers are the most vulnerable to impacts of climate change, with rain-fed agriculture accounting for...
Naivasha based flower company Oserian Development Company Ltd has signed French flower breeder George Delbard to set up a showhouse at its new Flower Park, as part of the company's diversification plan into an industrial park and real estate....
Kenya is mourning the death of one  of its leading dairy researcher Dr Titus P. Lanyasunya. Dr Lanyasunya  had more than 20 years of experience in research and has been the head of dairy research programme in Kenya Agriculture Livestock...
Tales from Makasa Farm, Makueni By Chris Lati Listen to me my dear farmers. Excellent rearing of replacement heifers between six months to calving is a great future investment. From my experience, farmers tend to neglect heifers at this stage and...
(Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Even during the dry season, Venanzio Njiru’s farm stands out as a rare patch of lush greenery in this arid part of east Kenya. The former Mombasa street hawker’s fields are a mosaic of fruit trees,...
(Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Climbing the steep slope by his house, Fernando Solis Arguedas examined a leaf on one of his 50-year-old trees that produces arabica beans for the world’s first officially certified carbon neutral coffee. Blaming an increasingly unpredictable...
Livestock farmers have a reason to smile after the government unveiled plans to set up Kenya’s first export slaughterhouse within the next two years. Before the export abattoir can come up, Kenya will start with the export of live animals...
If you have a small farm, chances are that you think you can’t make it in agriculture. Now, discard those thoughts and get down to business. Farmers work non-stop and get very little money because they think inside the box;...
The auditor general Edward Ouko has discovered massive wastage and theft at the National Irrigation Board, where cartels have made farming sector the country’s playground. Edward Ouko reveals in his 2015-2016 report that Sh20 billion expenditure allocated to NIB for...
Nobody knows their face. They don’t seem familiar even to prominent maize farmers in Kenya.But three family members - Celestine Chepchirchir, Caroline Chepchumba and Rodney Kimutai – appear to have supplied National Cereal and Produce Board with maize worth...
Some Western countries have now started using robots on the farms – in place of human labour. That is what technology is doing. The University of Sydney as show in the video here has already tested some. But the question...
By Chris Warren Joshua Okundi’s five-acre farm is his classroom. A longtime schoolteacher who left his job to become a farmer in 2013, Okundi is an instructor to the constant stream of visitors who arrive at his home in...