EU to fund Kenyan smallholder agribusinesses in latest boost for agriculture

Smallholder agribusinesses in the region could gain easier access to credit after the European Union (EU) offered Ksh5.7 billion (€50 million) for a financing scheme through a facility known as Kenya Agriculture Value Chain Facility.Read more…

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positioning to reap from the avocado boom

Kiambu County is positioning itself to reap from the expected avocado boom expected after the signing of an agreement between Kenya and China for the supply of avocados. Joseph Kamau the CEC Agriculture in Kiambu says the County through the leadership of Governor Ferdinand Waititu is making deliberate efforts to improve avocado production in the […]

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Fun and cash on the school farm

Pupils of St Teresa Kanyange Academy in Othaya, Nyeri feed pigs they keep in their school farm. They also grow various vegetables and napier grass for their four cows that offer them milk.Read more…

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World Bank approves $750 million to support Kenya’s reforms in agriculture, fiscal management

The World Bank Board of Directors has approved a $750 million International Development Association (IDA) credit to support the Government of Kenya’s reforms to enhance inclusive growth, accelerate poverty reduction and achieve its Vision 2030 objective of becoming a middle-income industrialized country. Read more…

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Small holder farmers urged to embrace mechanised farming

Small holder farmers in the country have been urged to leverage on technology and mechanised agriculture to boost production and increase the quality of their produce. The  Chairman  to  Toyota Tsusho East Africa Limited, Amb. Dennis  Awori said the notion that mechanisation was only for those engaging in large-scale farming was both misguided and a […]

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Top 10 Exports in Kenya

Kenya’s main exports are horticultural products, coffee, and tea with the United Kingdom (UK) being Kenya’s second most important export destination.Kenya accounts for 27 percent of the fresh produce and 56 percent of the black tea market in the UK becoming the 107th largest export economy in the world.Read more…

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Maize varieties for each region in Kenya

Each and every year, farmers get poor harvests because they planted the wrong varieties in their regions. Before you try and new variety, if you had never grown it before, isolate a small portion of land and observe how it grows into full production.  When sure that the variety can do well in your region. […]

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Panalpina flies a record 1.6 million roses from Kenya to Sydney on ‘love plane’

In what continues to rubberstamp Kenya’s pride of place in the global horticulture industry, logistics company Panalpina recently flew an entire Boeing 777 cargo aircraft packed full of freshly cut roses from Nairobi to Sydney, right in time for the romantic holiday.Read more…

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Top 10 Exports in Kenya

Kenya’s main exports are horticultural products, coffee, and tea with the United Kingdom (UK) being Kenya’s second most important export destination. Kenya accounts for 27 percent of the fresh produce and 56 percent of the black tea market in the UK becoming the 107th largest export economy in the world. Read more…

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The 124th International Coffee Organization Council Meeting to be held in Nairobi from March 25th to March 29th, 2019. The International Coffee Council meets twice a year, enabling Members to have high-level personal contacts and discussions with other policy-makers. Read more…

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