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Counterfeit pesticides cost farmers Sh120bn in Kenya

Kenya is losing at least Sh120 billion in revenue to unregistered agro-chemicals dealers and counterfeit pesticides, according to Agrochemicals Association of Kenya (AAK) chairperson...

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...

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...

How Sh12,000 loan has made me a farming millionaire

For Wilson Kirwa Oraam, owning a 32-acre piece of land was never a possibility three years ago. He was a subsistence farmer, planting maize...

Emirates Airline to build world’s largest vertical farm to feed customers

Emirates to build world’s largest Silicon Valley-based Agri-tech firm Crop One Holding and Emirates Flight Catering, one of the world's largest airline catering operators,...

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...

My story should inspire women farmers into value chain

Nigeria’s Atinuke Lebile is fondly known as the “Cutefarmer”.  She is not only a global ambassador but is presently the Program and Membership Mobilization...

Seaboard Corporation fails to take over Ndegwa and Moi’s Kenya’s Unga Limited

A US based conglomerate Seaboard Corporation which wanted to buy Kenya's milling company Unga Limited, a listed company owned by the family of the...

KCB launches Agri-Business proposition, Signs up 200,000 Farmers

Millions of smallholder farmers in Kenya and Rwanda are set for a major lift after KCB Bank launched a product that will give them...

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...

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