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25 May

Western Kenya Farmer Finds Export Markets for Herbs   A farming revolution is taking shape in Siaya County of Western Kenya, chaperoned by a former civil servant who has transformed swathes of traditionally unfarmed land into an oasis of herbs and spices. The herbs and spices farming has captured international markets while creating a new […]

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31 March

Opening of Chinese market for Kenyan avocados is well timed Magdaline Kamau – Mofarm Exporters Beginning of March 2022, the Kenya avocado industry received a welcome boost from the Chinese market granting access to its fresh avocados. “We are hoping that we will be able to export to this new market within the 2022 season […]

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15 March

Stella Rasmussen on the production of sugar snaps and other products in Kenya: “This year, we will build new farms that will allow us to increase our production power” “We will be building new company-owned facilities this year to increase our production capacity,” Stella Rasmussen, managing director of the Meerbusch-based company of the same name, […]

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29 October

30mil Households in Kenya to Gain From Smart Farming Plan by Elizabeth Kivuva     Microsoft has signed a partnership with Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) to co-create technology solutions that will see 30 million farming households enjoy food security and improve agribusiness. The deal through Microsoft’s 4Afrika initiative will support Agra’s […]

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28 October

Kenya’s Grain Basket Moves To Wean Itself From Cereals by Wycliff Kipsang   Farmers in the North Rift, Kenya’s grain basket, are moving away from overreliance on maize and other cereals and are embracing a diversity of crops in a bid to boost their livelihoods. In Uasin Gishu County alone, more than 800 farmers already […]

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27 May

The Kenyan government flags off the US$130m Aquaculture Business Development Programme KENYA – The Kenyan government has officially commissioned the Aquaculture Business Development Programme (ABDP) boosted by Ksh.14bn (US$130m) financing loan from International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) to support fish farming & aquaculture in the country. The program will boost fish productivity in the country […]

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28 April

Without breaking the soil, the farmer turns dry land into the grain basket   By JULIUS SIGEI   KENYA The crop sways gently from side to side as the breeze sweeps through the Athi plains, about 40 kilometres from Nairobi.   The healthy wheat belies the veneer of a desolate wasteland as you leave the […]

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16 April

Food Security: Kenya secures US$18.8m funding from FAO to fight desert locusts KENYA – Kenya has landed an additional Sh2 billion (US$18.8m)from the United Nation’s Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) to help fight the resurgence of the desert locusts. According to a Standard Media report, this brings the country’s total arsenal for fighting the locusts to Sh4 billion […]

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