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#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 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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

World’s most expensive coffee now made from Civet cat poop!

Ever heard of Kopi Luwak? If no, sit back and read about the world’s most expensive coffee since it is made from part-digested coffee...

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...

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...

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...

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