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Kenya to explore growing of genetically modified BT Cotton

Kenya‘s President Uhuru Kenyatta has asked technocrats to explore the possibility of growing genetically modified BT Cotton, pushing the east African nation a step...

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,...

The Netherlands has more millionaires, and one in five is a farmer

A new report by the national statistics office CBS sheds light on the lives of Dutch millionaires, who now account for 1.4% of the...

How a 27 year-old youth became a farming millionaire

When Peter Kimani relocated from Kandara in Murang’a county to Mwea in Kirinyaga county in the year 2000, his aim was to continue with...

Photo-based crop insurance could debut in Kenya in 2019

Picture-based crop insurance could make its debut in Kenya next year after a study in India found that it may avoid the pitfalls of...

Kenya’s ground-down coffee farmers switch to avocado amid global boom

 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Steve Mbugua uprooted more than 500 coffee trees on his half-acre farm in Nyeri county eight years ago, his...

Plastic ban raises hopes for Kenya’s sisal farmers

Kenyan farmer Sam Mung’ala once struggled to feed his family by growing cowpeas and sorghum. These days he is betting on a new type...

How I cope with diseases, heat stress and still get 30 litres from my...

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...

12 great ideas on how to make money from small plot and become a...

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...

This is the billionaire man behind the Solai Dam tragedy (photos)

This is the face of the man behind the Solai Dam tragedy - Perry Mansukhlal Kansagra. Although unknown in Kenya, and he has not...

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