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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,...

#WorldEarthDay: How the world is tackling the plastic bag crisis

By Brynna Strand and Charlie Ann Kerr Two million single-use plastic bags per minute are distributed at store checkout counters across the globe. Devastating environmental...

Kenya’s Ol Pejeta to house two chimpanzees rescued from West Africa

Ol Pejeta, the home of the last male Northern White Rhino, has received two Chimpanzees, rescued from captivity in Guinea-Bissau. The story of the two...

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...

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...

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...

Farming cabbages: How to plant and market

Cabbage is one of the most popular vegetables in Kenya and it is important to know the various characteristics of it for both new...

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...

The dangers of wrapping food with newspapers

By Denis Bollo As I was heading home after having a busy day at my work station, many thoughts were crisscrossing my mind until something...

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...

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