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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,...

Why global coffee price drop is raising concern

International Coffee Organization (ICO) members from coffee-producing countries in Africa, Latin and Central America, Asia and the Pacific, have raised concerns over low coffee...

New UN fund for African farmers to start 2019

(Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A new United Nations-led multi-million dollar investment fund is targeting young farmers and agribusiness owners, whose struggle to access loans...

Dare pay cartels…and you will see fire, Uhuru warns agriculture minister

Hours before the government released money to pay maize farmers, President Uhuru Kenyatta publicly scolded his Agriculture and Irrigation Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri daring...

Kenya hit by serious fertilizer shortage

As a result of stringent rules set at the port of Mombasa to double check the quality of products being imported, Kenya has been...

She makes money by selling farm produce on-line

(Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When two university students knocked on the door of Lillian Kanari’s organic food shop five years ago seeking work, she...

Kenya’s dairy farmers use solar rays to keep milk cool

Four years ago, Njeru Kamuru nearly quit dairy farming. But when he learned that a solar-powered milk-cooling plant was to be built in his...

Kenya’s Maize scandal eats its first victims

The arrest of Agriculture PS Richard Lesiyampe, former NCPB Managing Director Newton Terer and Former General Manager of Finance Cornel Kiprotich over the loss...

Secrets of success from Uganda tea billionaire Erisa Kakyomya

Erisa Kakyomya Apuuli is a household name in Toro sub-region. He is the proprietor of Rusekere Tea Growers Factory in Kabarole, a $3m project...

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