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Ezra Chiloba turns to farming after suspension from IEBC

Kenya’s embattled chief executive of the Electoral Commission Ezra Chiloba has turned to farming, two weeks after he was suspended from the controversial position. By...

USAID calls agriculture photographers for contest

Both professional and amateur photographers are being asked to enter a photo contest with images that showcases how digital technologies are being used in...

Kenya Deputy President Ruto launches a poultry auction to boost regional trade

A poultry auction has been launched in Kenya, giving farmers a chance to sell their birds in bulk. The launch was conducted by Kenya’s Deputy...

This young Zambian girl was a medical doctor but has opted to farm

Zambia’s Dr Tamara Kaunda, 27, was once a medical doctor – albeit for a short time.  And that is until she decided to take...

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...

Agri-Vie, a private equity fund, pumps $17 million into Africa’s cut flower power house

Agri-Vie, a private equity investment fund focused on food and agribusiness in Sub-Sahara Africa and Norfund have announced a $17m co-investment into the Marginpar...

Zambian farmers to get finance to buy AGCO agriculture machinery

Zambian farmers will now be able to purchase farm machinery in a finance partnership with AGCO, a leading worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural...

CTA calls young agricultural entrepreneurs to enter €15,000 prize contest

Young agricultural entrepreneurs have a chance to win €15,000 in a new pitch competition organised by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation...

Kenneth Matiba: The Liberation Hero and the untold story of his Limuru farm

 The death of Kenneth Matiba has robbed Kenya – not only a politician but also a man who dedicated his life to farming. Actually, before...

Former MP Omingo Magara ditches politics for a multi-million dairy farming project

When he was the Member of Parliament for Kenya’s South Mugirango, Mr Omingo Magara was known for shooting straight. Today, he has another love: dairy...

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