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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Sugar task force to engage public but growers protest

The task force formed by the ministry of Agriculture to look into the issues bedeviling the sugar sector will start public participation forums today amid objection by farmers. In an advert in the local dailies, the sugar task force technical committee will meet stakeholders in the industry in the various sugar companies from today to […]

By |January 17th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Sugar task force to engage public but growers protest

Where peas farmers earn in abundance from the soil

Driving along the Meru-Nanyuki highway, one may believe that little is left for the smallholder farmer in the area, thanks to expansive wheat fields extending as far as the eye can see. Read more…

By |January 9th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Where peas farmers earn in abundance from the soil

Kenya Stevia farmers to get new Chinese market

Stevia farmers stand to be the first beneficiaries of a deal between Kenya and China that has cleared the way for Kenyan farmers to export their produce to the populous nation.Read more…

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Maize to remain at Sh2,300 for 90kg bag, Agriculture Ministry says

While appearing before the National Assembly Agriculture Committee to answer queries by Nandi Hills MP Alfred Keter, the Ministry’s Chief Administrative Secretary Andrew Tuimur said their hands are tied and are not in a position to change the price as recommended by a section of Members of Parliament. Read more…

By |December 18th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Maize to remain at Sh2,300 for 90kg bag, Agriculture Ministry says

Technology key to food security

The food insecurity persists despite the fact that Kenya is an agricultural based-economy. In 2063, the country will be faced with a more knowledgeable and informed population who are aware of their rights, have unique tastes and preferences and thus demand for these needs to be met.Read more…

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Boon for avocado, macadamia farmers as China promises to provide market

Farmers will soon be able to export fresh produce to China, starting with avocado and macadamia, the Government has stated.Read more…

By |November 27th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Boon for avocado, macadamia farmers as China promises to provide market