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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...

Britain pioneers first black and white tomato

Kenyan farmers might in the near future be able to see a black and white tomato after a British horticultural company put the plants...

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...

Kenyan irrigation app aims to cut water waste, crop losses

Dressed in brown overalls, gumboots and a hat, John Njeru kneels and scoops up a handful of soil at his small farm in central...

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...

Mastercard Launches Mobile Marketplace to Digitize East Africa’s Agricultural Sector

Mastercard has launched 2KUZE, a digital platform that connects smallholder farmers, agents, buyers and banks in East Africa. 2KUZE, which in Swahili means “Let’s...

12 top ways desert country Israel feeds the world

They have greened their desert and now, Israelis are showing the world how to grow food. No other single country – certainly not one as...

Aspirin solution reduces pest attacks in crops

Scientists are now saying that spraying or watering crops with the painkiller Aspirin can increase the crops immune system and help fight bacteria, fungi,...

Agritec Africa exhibition returns to Kenya in June 2017

The popular Agritec Africa Exhibition and Conference on Agriculture returns to Nairobi, starting on June 14-16, 2017. Organized by Radeecal Communications, the exhibition has become...

New AGRA book to address soil health

A new book to help farmers and other stakeholders on soil health is set to be launched soon. The book, Going Beyond Demos, covers...

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