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First Fruit fly bait production facility launched in Kenya

A facility to commercially produce a protein bait known as Fruitfly Mania™ for the control of fruit flies has been launched in Kenya. Fruit...

Former President Kikwete of Tanzania turns to farming

Former Tanzanian President, Jakaya Kikwete, has taken to what he considers to be his next love after politics: farming. Those who know the former President...

WeFarm partners with Heifer International to reach more Kenyan farmers

WeFarm, the world’s largest farmer-to-farmer knowledge sharing network, has announced that it has partnered with Heifer International, a nonprofit working to end hunger and...

KCB launches hydroponic project in Marsabit County

The KCB Foundation has launched a long-term project to grow livestock fodder using hydroponic technology in Kenya’s arid and semi-arid counties in a bid...

Meet Rwandese school dropout reaping millions from horticulture

To his peers and village mates, he is ‘Mr Greenhouse’. One gets to fully understand why residents call Xavier Baributsa, a resident of Nyakariro...

Oserian Flowers signs its employees to mobile health insurance in a world’s first

Kenya's leading grower and exporter of cut flowers, Oserian Development Company, has signed its workers to a mobile health insurance scheme becoming the first...

How To Make Serious Cash From Rabbit Farming

From the outset, Rabbit farming does not seem to be like a serious business. But this is a money-minting venture if you look at...

Syngenta and USAID Invest $1.8 million to help Smallholder Farmers in Zambia

Syngenta (www.Syngenta.com) in Zambia, through its subsidiary MRI Seed, has partnered with the Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation, a United States Agency for...

Scandal: How foreign trawlers are plundering African fish stock

It was midnight on 14 December 2016, when five fishermen in Tombo village near Freetown in Sierra Leone  revved up a small outboard engine ...

How to defeat armyworms in Africa

Tackling the menace of the tenacious fall armyworm pest and avoiding economic hardship for smallholders across Africa requires quick and coordinated action, a massive...

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