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Potato Farmers in Kenya turn to mechanization to meet demand

    The fast expansion of cities and towns and the popularity of fast foods have created a rapidly increasing demand for potatoes in Kenya. Farmers...

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,...

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...

Bayer, Yara join to hands to deliver technology to farmers

Bayer and Yara International ASA (Yara) have entered into a software collaboration and technology license agreement to provide farmers worldwide with digital farming tools...

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...

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...

EU opens the 2016 release of the €13,000 ‘Farming by Satellite’ Prize

Students and young farmers across Europe and Africa are invited once again to enter a major competition about how to use satellite technology in...

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,...

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...

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