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When money grows on Tamarillo tree and how to do it successfully

Most East Africans knows them as matunda ya damu. But they are known as Tamarillo tree tomato, a fruit that is gaining acceptance in...

Gucci purses and watermelons: dreaming of a better future for Kenya’s hungry north

(Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Kenya can escape the 'Groundhog Day' of recurrent hunger crises by investing in irrigated farming and leather tanneries in its...

German conglomerate Bayer and US company Monsanto allowed to merge

Western media reports say that German conglomerate Bayer has won EU antitrust approval on for its US$62.5 billion buy of U.S. peer Monsanto. The move...

The Rhino’s death in Tsavo East Park: Shame on You KWS and WWF

All the Rhinos, but one, that were recently taken from Kenya's Nakuru park to Tsavo East have died – and the remaining Rhino has...

How to win this Case IH Tractor from Toyota Tsusho

The North Rift-based Toyota Tsusho Fertiliser Africa is giving away a free Case IH Tractor to any farmer who wins in an on-going competition. The...

Good news to African farmers as EU row over farm subsidies

A row over farm subsidies in European Union countries could turn to be good news for African farmers. The European farmers are to face huge...

How to start growing pawpaws for cash

If you want to make money by farming pawpaws, it is important to know some general characteristics   and   requirements. Pawpaws have a flat  root  system...

Raila’s daughter makes millions from snails, thanks to Obasanjo

Rosemary Odinga, the daughter of former Prime Minister Raila Odinga, is one of the most prominent snail farmers in Africa - thanks to former...

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...

Exporting fresh produce to Europe? Here is what you need to know

It is the dream of every farmer to export their produce for higher returns. However, many face phytosanitary and technical challenges that lead to...

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