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Kenyan farmers turn to home-made concoctions to control Fall Army Worms

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...

Comoros fights to save dwindling forest cover

As 63-year-old farmer Mahmoud Hamidoune shelters from the rain hammering down on the peaks of the southern tip of Anjouan island in the Comoros,...

Fall Armyworm Tech Prize: Highest Number of Entries from Africa

Nesta (www.Nesta.org.uk), on behalf of Feed the Future (https://goo.gl/dsQfx6), has announced that 228 applications were received, mostly from Africa, for the global Fall Armyworm...

Australian tea tree takes root in Kenya

At Sweet Waters, a village in central Kenya, Veronicah Nyambura stands under the hot sun between two fields. One is full of lush plants...

Why Cape Town will be the first city to run out of water next...

Cape Town will in the next one month, or so be the first City in the world to run out of water! What will happen...

The foreign invader costing African farmers $3 billion

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...

How Solar-Powered Water Pumps Offer Farmers a Way Out of Poverty

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...

The new irrigation laws in Kenya

The Kenya government is set to enact new laws to manage irrigation in the country – and establish the National Irrigation Development Authority which...

How Kenya’s Avocado ban has Affected Global Markets

Kenya ban on the export of avocados due to severe shortage – has thrown the international market into limbo as severe shortage bites. Kenya stopped...

How Brian Omoke’s organic dream is turning true

Discontinued from the University, Brian Omoke, CEO of Think Organic Kenya took up a new challenge to feed the world with organic foods. He...

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