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The President of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org), Dr. Akinwumi Adesina has made a strong case for increased American and global investments to help unlock Africa’s agriculture potential. He made the remarks as the Distinguished Guest Speaker, at the USDA’s...
Shareholders opposed to the forced take-over of Unga Group by a US-based company and two Kenyan billionaire families have been told they will remain shareholders in an unlisted company “thereby limiting the liquidity in trading their shares.” This subtle warning...
Kenya's Murang’a county has set aside Sh17 million (USD 170,000) to chase monkeys that have allegedly been terrorizing residents. The governor has paid for adverts in a local vernacular station asking youth to turn up to chase the monkeys. The story...
A multi-billion rice project in Kirinyaga has hit a hitch after more than 200 residents of Rukenya refused to pave way for the Sh20 billion dam demanding to be paid Sh2.3 billion. The 249 residents whose land was acquired by...
Thika-based Pineapple plantation, Del Monte Kenya Limited has issued a warning to jobseekers to be wary of unscrupulous individuals who are “taking advantage of persons seeking employment in  our company with promises of securing them a position at a...
Agriculture stakeholders have up to February 23 to submit their views on the Irrigation Bill 2017 which has undergone First Reading in the National Assembly. According to an advert in one of the dailies, the Irrigation Bill seeks to promote...
The Kenya Veterinary Vaccines Production Institute (KEVEVAPI) is looking for distributor and agents for its vaccines at both the county and sub-county level. In an advert placed in a local daily, the state corporation charged with the responsibility of production,...
NAIROBI, Kenya — As a student, Leah Wangari imagined a glamorous life as a globe-trotting flight attendant, not toiling in dirt and manure. Born and raised in Kenya's skyscraper-filled capital, Nairobi, the 28-year-old said farming had been the last thing...
In yet another move that might trigger some trade wars, Tanzania has burnt  another 5,000 one-day old chicks imported through the northern Namanga border with Kenya – bringing to 11,400 the numbers of chicks killed in the last three...
Two Kenyans who set up a GPS and internet enabled device that monitors the use of water in homes, farms and businesses have won “Startup of the year Africa 2018” award in Casablanca, Morocco. The Kenyans beat more than...
If Cyril Ramaphosa clinches the presidency in South Africa – which he might as ANC leader – Africa will have three Presidents who have a unique hobby: keeping the long-horned Ankole cattle. Ramaphosa and Rwanda President Paul Kagame are regular...
Cape Town had been waiting for Day Zero – when the town was projected to become the first city in the world to run of water. When it rained on Friday, everyone ran out to rejoice. “Sweet glorious rain! Get out...
Mangoes come in different colours and sizes, have different flavours, and they ripen at slightly different times. Depending on the variety mango trees can grow huge (to 35 m and 15 m across for seedling trees of older varieties). But...
Arrowroot farmers in Kenya can now double their yields, thanks to a new high yielding and fast maturing variety from Rwanda that has an average yield of 3 tonnes per acre in just six months. This is good news to...
Kuroiler, a hybrid chicken from India, has become a very popular option for Kenya and Ugandan farmers due to its ability to outperform indigenous varieties, providing more meat and eggs under rural scavenging conditions. It is no wonder that several...
Mention mishiri to any woman – and chances are that it has now become a regular at thye dining table. Also known as French beans, snap or green beans, Mishiri is also a major export crop, which means that it...
One of the most important ways to prevent mastitis is having cows with strong immune systems. Minerals, vitamins and trace elements are very important for healthy immune systems in dairy animals. Organic mineral packages and salt are good sources...
Tea farmers will lose hundreds of millions of shillings if the Mombasa governor does not rescind his decision to tax tea exports passing through his county. The governor Ali Hassan Joho wants tea farmers to pay his county Sh32 for...
The North Rift-based Toyota Tsusho Fertiliser Africa is giving away a free Case IH Tractor to any farmer who wins in an on-going competition. The competition is open to only those who purchase the locally blended NPK fertilizer, Baraka. The Japanese...
With some 100,000 tonnes of subsidized subsidised fertiliser still held up at the Port of Mombasa, farmers are now wondering whether they shall be able to access it ahead of the planting season. Government officials say that the cargo is...