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 Patrick Amayunzu. AAK said counterfeits account for 15 to 20 per cent of agrochemicals being distributed...
All the Rhinos, but one, that were recently taken from Kenya's Nakuru park to Tsavo East have died – and the remaining Rhino has been injured by lions. In what is going to be one of the most devastating conservation...
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 other insurance schemes. As trained smallholders photograph their crops during the growing season and dispatch the...
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 for the consumption of his family on his one acre piece of land. During a...
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, are breaking ground in November on what will be the world's largest vertical farm in...
 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Steve Mbugua uprooted more than 500 coffee trees on his half-acre farm in Nyeri county eight years ago, his neighbours thought he was making a mistake. The farmer replaced them with 500 seedlings of Hass...
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 Officer for Youths Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD), Nigeria. She shares her perspectives on agriculture in...
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 late Philip Ndegwa, President Moi among other shareholders has failed in its attempt to woe...
Millions of smallholder farmers in Kenya and Rwanda are set for a major lift after KCB Bank launched a product that will give them access to affordable loans and training. Dubbed MobiGrow, the product rolled out in partnership with the...
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 of merchandise: shopping bags. The farmer from Kibwezi town in the country’s south is planting and...
Scandal-ridden sugar companies in Nyanza region will for the first time in many years miss this year’s Kisumu regional Agricultural Society of Kenya (ASK) Nyanza regional ASK show chairman Caleb Oguya, said so far only Sony Sugar Company had showed...
The government has suspended any further translocation of rhinos after eight of them died after they were immobilised and taken from Nakuru National Park to Tsavo. Kenya Wildlife Service had maintained studious silence several hours after the tragedy -hoping to...
Mystery surrounds the death of 7 black rhinos which had been translocated last week from Nakuru National Park to Tsavo East National Park – with focus turning on the drugs used to immobilise the animals. At the moment, vets from...
By Gilbert arap Bor Farmers have good years and bad years. Here in Kenya, however, the good years never seemed quite as good as they could have been and the bad years have felt worse than necessary. Why? It’s because we can’t...
By Chris Lati, Founder Makasa Farm This is the continuing story of Makasa Dairy Farm situated in Lower South Eastern of Kenya's Makueni County; a semi-arid and arid area ravaged by constant drought. To keep pure and even cross-breed animals...
In what is the biggest battle for dual purpose Fleckvieh cows in Kenya, two millionaire farmers are fighting in court in a case that will determine the future of the breed in the country. The Fleckvieh cows were introduced in...
More than 35,000 rural households in Kenya will soon be eating better and earning more money thanks to a new financial agreement signed today by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Republic of Kenya in support...
The grass-thatched houses that dot the terrain are the best signatures of poverty in the sugarcane belts of Kenya. Apart from the cane they grow, there is nothing sweet that comes out of this cashless cash-crop. For Richard Wakhisi, sugar...
Techno Brain has partnered with Microsoft Corporation to launch a Digital Agriculture Platform in Africa to help farmers improve crop yields and increase income. Smallholder farmers are the most vulnerable to impacts of climate change, with rain-fed agriculture accounting for...
Naivasha based flower company Oserian Development Company Ltd has signed French flower breeder George Delbard to set up a showhouse at its new Flower Park, as part of the company's diversification plan into an industrial park and real estate....