Kenyan farmers to resume avocado exports to South Africa

The Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) is not taking chances after securing the South African market for Kenyan avocadoes after ten years of negotiations to reopen the market.The inspectorate says Kenyans keen to export avocadoes to the South African market have to register, secure approval and have their processes audited by the KEPHIS to […]

By |August 7th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Kenyan farmers to resume avocado exports to South Africa

Kenya eyes China, India with farm produce in trade drive

Kenya is betting on its agricultural produce to penetrate China and India in a new strategy that seeks to more than triple exports in four years, Deputy President William Ruto has said. The five new envoys appointed to Asian nations, Mr Ruto said, had been tasked with primarily growing and expanding the market for farm […]

By |August 1st, 2018|News|Comments Off on Kenya eyes China, India with farm produce in trade drive

Youth to benefit from free training on modern farming

The youth will benefit from training in modern agribusiness skills in a programme to be implemented by the government and other partners. The University of Eldoret in Uasin Gishu County has been identified as the outreach centre for the North Rift. Several youths have begun visiting the institution to benefit from the free training.Read more…

By |July 30th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Youth to benefit from free training on modern farming

KCB’s MobiGrow targets 200,000 farmers with Sh35 billion Agri-Business loans, training

Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) has launched MobiGrow, a product that will give millions of smallholder farmers in Kenya and Rwanda access to affordable loans and training. Mobile-based MobiGrow was rolled out in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation. It is targeting more than 2 million farmers in the two East African countries in the next five […]

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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 

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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