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GMO company mergers. Food or profits in Africa?

Professor Richard Mulwa knows his way around scientifically modified seeds—also known as genetically modified organisms (GMOs). In his laboratory at Egerton University in Kenya,...

KIE to fund small agribusinesses in Kenya

Kenyan agri-business entrepreneurs are set to receive funding from a government body which wants to help them access credit for their innovations. More than 3,000...

Former President Kikwete of Tanzania turns to farming

Former Tanzanian President, Jakaya Kikwete, has taken to what he considers to be his next love after politics: farming. Those who know the former President...

African Plant breeders get machine to improve neglected crops

A machine that will help scientists to select the best genes  - and help improve the “African orphan crops” has been unveiled in Nairobi,...

Fendt tractors enter Africa for the first time

The versatile Fendt tractors have entered the African market. The official launch of Fendt (www.Fendt.com) machines took place on May 16, 2017   in South...

Farmers’ joy as Davis & Shirtliff opens branch in Embu County

Farmers in the Mt Kenya region have a reason to smile after Davis & Shirtliff, a leading supplier of water pumps and and other...

You can NOW monitor Water Pumps remotely via your mobile phone with iDayliff

Do you know that you can now monitor your water pumps through your mobile phone?  You have of course heard that people are able...

Mastercard gives Tanzania farmers an eKilimo digital solution

Tanzania's National Microfinance Bank Pic (NMB) has partnered with Mastercard with an aim to ensure the digitization of the agricultural sector with the rollout...

Finally, a drone-mounted camera that detects outbreaks of diseases

An innovative technology which uses specialised cameras mounted on drones could revolutionise the agricultural industry by identifying problems with crops before the naked eye...

US farmer grows produce with no soil, no sunshine and no pesticides

  An American farmer is now growing leafy greens such as baby kale, arugula, butterhead lettuce and basil all year round without pesticides, soil or even...

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