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Safaricom targets farmers in food security venture

Safaricom has ventured into agriculture by developing programmes aimed at facilitating delivery of solutions to farmers countrywide.Read more…

By |July 2nd, 2018|News|Comments Off on Safaricom targets farmers in food security venture

UN seeks Sh2.3 billion to fight armyworms

The United Nations is seeking Sh2.3 billion to fight armyworm invasion in Africa. Armyworm has invaded farms in 40 counties in Kenya. The Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) is targeting 500,000 farmers across the conytinent.Read more…

By |July 2nd, 2018|News|Comments Off on UN seeks Sh2.3 billion to fight armyworms

Farmers advised on insuring crops, livestock

In an interview, Association of Insurance Brokers of Kenya (AIBK) chairman Nelson Omolo tells farmers to cushion themselves from calamities by partaking in agriculture insurance.Read more…

By |June 20th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Farmers advised on insuring crops, livestock

Filtration in irrigation

All including drip lines, button or arrow drippers, fogger or misting, sprinklers and others should have an efficient filtration system. Read more…

By |June 11th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Filtration in irrigation

DP Ruto wants Agricultural Finance Corporation to review business model

Deputy President William Ruto wants the Agricultural Finance Corporation (AFC) to review its business model so as to support more farmers in food production. Read more 

By |June 8th, 2018|News|Comments Off on DP Ruto wants Agricultural Finance Corporation to review business model

Makueni mango and fruit processing plant receives Sh120 million grant from the European Union

Makueni mango and fruit processing plant has received Sh120 million grant from the European Union, making the county the first to benefit from the EU’s Instrument for Devolution Advice and Support (IDEAS) program.Read more…

By |May 21st, 2018|News|Comments Off on Makueni mango and fruit processing plant receives Sh120 million grant from the European Union

Ministry starts registering farmers

The Ministry of Agriculture has started the process of registering all farmers digitally to enable it project yields. The initiative also aims at curbing the stealing of subsidised fertiliser and seeds meant for farmers. Agriculture CS Mwangi Kiunjuri said the exercise has commenced, with the first group of farmers being those who grow staple food.Read […]

By |May 17th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Ministry starts registering farmers

Cargolite shaping the future of flower packaging

The future of flower packing is set to change for the better with introduction of a new innovative packaging system that delivers significant savings in air freight, by packing more flowers per air pallet and improve in general the quality of the product before arriving at destination. Read more…

By |May 8th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Cargolite shaping the future of flower packaging

Tips on how to curb Armyworm

Recently, FAW has spread to Southern and Eastern Africa and has brought havoc to maize farmers. In Kenya, the fall armyworm (Spodopterafrugiperda) is becoming a nightmare to cereal farmers especially in Tranzoia, Vi-higa, Kakamega, Kisii, UasinGishu, Nandi, Kericho, Baringo and Kilifi.Read more…

By |April 26th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Tips on how to curb Armyworm

Secrets of better yields in growing potatoes

Many Kenyan farmers harvest five to seven tonnes from an acre, according to available statistics. This is by far short of the optimal yield of between 16 and  20 tonnes or up to 400 sacks of 50 kilos. At a cost of Ksh1,500 per bag, one is sure of Ksh600,000 per acre within only  three […]

By |April 20th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Secrets of better yields in growing potatoes