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Ugandan farmer boosts profits from improved maize

Sam Olum started commercial maize farming three years ago in Lira District, situated approximately 340 km north of Uganda’s capital, Kampala. As an out-grower, Olum...

The Queen of African nightshade & Terere

Over lunch time in Nairobi's K'Osewe restaurant, the waiting staff runs back and forth from the kitchen, bringing out steaming plates of deep-green African...

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...

Solar Refrigerator Keeps Mangoes Cold, and Profits rise

By Leopold Obi Solar-powered cold storage and biological pest control are helping protect Kenya's mangoes from climate change It is a hot and cloudless morning, a...

Davis & Shirtliff offers discounts to farmers and households

A Kenyan company is now offering discounts to farmers and households as the country goes through a debilitating drought already declared a national disaster. Davis...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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