Orphaned crops find homes in E. Africa women farme...

Orphaned crops find homes in E. Africa women farmersTraditionally neglected finger millet and sorghum that were the highlight of the 80s are making a grand comeback across East Africa with w [ ... ]

Informal food markets more hygienic than supermark...

Milk and meat from informal markets, which feeds most households in Africa due to their affordability, is fresher and safer than most of what is stocked in supermarkets a new study now revea [ ... ]

Kenya welcomes bean varieties that reduces cooking...

Five new high yielding canning bean varieties that takes 27 minutes to cook compared to the traditional three hours, have been introduced in the Kenyan market and are set to replace a variet [ ... ]

Elite banana variety tames Uganda’s imports

Banana farmers in Uganda are adopting the first maturing and more profitable plantain banana in a bid to tame the country’s over reliance from Democratic republic of Congo as appetite for  [ ... ]

Fish pond waste water increases milk yields by three litres
Fish pondsOver 300 dairy urban farmers in Uganda who have adopted backyard bucket fish farming are reaping from the symbiotic relationship with the nutritious waste water from the pond once mixed with animal feeds increasing milk production by up to three litres per milking while dried pounded cow dung sprinkled on the pond trapping harmful germs. The model which was introduced to the farmers two years ago is gaining moment...Read more...

Livestock

Scientists step up war on pig flu

Kalanzi Daniel is a small scale pig farmer from Busabala a suburb neighboring Kampala. In mid 2014, Kalanzi lost 8 out of his 12 pigs to the endemic African Swine Fever threatening his only source of livelihood since he relied on the piggery project to provide school fees for his two prima [ ... ]

Management

Farmers fight urban hunger with bucket ponds

Rwanda urban farmers are utilizing little resources by practicing static bucket ponds for cat fish rearing in a move also hailed as key in taming urban hunger. A team of extension officers from Rwanda are deepening fish farming among the urban dwellers in Uganda with the introduction of t [ ... ]

Crops

Kenya welcomes bean varieties that reduces cooking time

Five new high yielding canning bean varieties that takes 27 minutes to cook compared to the traditional three hours, have been introduced in the Kenyan market and are set to replace a variety that has been in use since1960s. The release of the bean varieties in the market marks three year [ ... ]

Markets

Informal food markets more hygienic than supermarkets,s...

Milk and meat from informal markets, which feeds most households in Africa due to their affordability, is fresher and safer than most of what is stocked in supermarkets a new study now reveals. Scene of food at teeming chaotic open air food market are common place in Kenya and across many [ ... ]