Government to scale up irrigation investment to boost food production in the country
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by Peter Kiptoo
2d ago
President William Ruto has announced an increased government focus on irrigation investment to bolster the country’s food production capabilities.  He emphasized that irrigation would enable ..read more
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Rainforest Alliance supports companies to make a big leap towards EUDR compliance
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by Peter Kiptoo
1w ago
Rainforest Alliance Certified coffee and cocoa farmers can now opt-in to specific criteria that align with European Union Deforestation Regulation (EUDR) requirements in the Rainforest ..read more
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KALRO introduces new early maturing rice varieties, aims at boosting farmers’ production
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by Peter Kiptoo
1w ago
The Kenya Agricultural Livestock and Research Organization (KALRO) has introduced two new rice varieties that mature in 85-120 days as opposed to 150 days of ..read more
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New PCPB lab to scale up pesticide residue monitoring in produce destined for local and global markets
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by Peter Kiptoo
1w ago
In a bid to protect consumers and facilitate trade, the government through Pest Control Products Board (PCPB) has constructed a new laboratory at the agency ..read more
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CIFOR-ICRAF’s New App Boosts Climate Resilience and Income for Eastern African Fruit Farmers
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by Peter Kiptoo
1w ago
The Center for International Forestry Research and World Agroforestry (CIFOR-ICRAF) have released a new smartphone application to help fruit tree smallholder farmers in Eastern Africa ..read more
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Government announces cotton price hike by Ksh7 to entice farmers, as it eyes US market
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by Peter Kiptoo
1w ago
The government has officially announced a Ksh7 increase in cotton prices for purchase, aiming to incentivise farmers and double yields for export to the US ..read more
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Kenyan agritech innovator shines in global 2024 Underdog Tech Award Shortlist 
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by Peter Kiptoo
2w ago
By Zablon Oyugi Royford Mutegi, Kenyan agritech innovator has been shortlisted in the global Underdog Tech Award, a new global prize for tech startup founders ..read more
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Kenyan farmers set to benefit from five-year $50 million USAID project to support food production
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by Peter Kiptoo
1M ago
By Zablon Oyugi Smallholder farmers in Kenya are set to benefit from a five-year USD50 million (Sh7.6billion) United States Agency for International Development (USAID) project ..read more
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Oikocredit, approves a five-year loan of US$ 5 million (KES 750 million) to Kenya’s Juhudi Kilimo to support smallholder farmers and micro enterprises
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by Peter Kiptoo
1M ago
BY Zablon Oyugi Dutch-based global cooperative, Oikocredit, has approved a five-year loan of US$ 5 million (KES 750 million) to Juhudi Kilimo, a non-deposit-taking microfinance ..read more
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Fowl Typhoid and Fowl cholera
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by Peter Kiptoo
1M ago
By Nderitu Nyaga Does chicken get typhoid and cholera like humans? That maybe the question running in your mind as you read the heading to ..read more
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