Researchers develop M-Pig app to curb inadequate extension officersResearchers develop M-Pig app to curb inadequate e...
29 Jun 2015 09:32 - Julius Omondi for Farmbizafrica

Pig researchers in Uganda are developing mobile based pig information platform that is aim [ ... ]

Moth threatens Kenya’s Sh14b capsicum marketMoth threatens Kenya’s Sh14b capsicum market
29 Jun 2015 09:30 - farmbizafrica

A brownish grey moth is threatening Kenya’s capsicum market, valued at Sh14billion with  [ ... ]

A farmer in Molo is growing potato seeds and intercropping with garden peas, in a classic crop rotation model that not only improves soil fertility but...

Kenya Tea Development Agency (KTDA) has partnered with Safaricom to roll out a cashless payment solution across the country, a move that will boost efficiency in factory...

At 24 years, Harun Munuve has constructed over 40 greenhouses for his clients and built a horticultural produce powerhouse with his tomatoes alone...

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Young agrippreneur spurs dairy farming with online platform
farmbizafrica - Monday, 29 June 2015
PSU-Dairy-Cows1A young agripreneur has launched an online market place that is assisting players in the dairy sector buy and sell goods and services online, a venture that has not only pointed farmers to cheaper alternatives, but credited with the rising uptake of dairy farming. Victor Otieno aged 27 and a graduate of Maseno with a degree in Animal Science is the brains behind www. Cowsoko.com, a platform now gaining traction for its role in promoting transparency and saving farmers their income from exploitative middlemen. Victor’s inspiration came when visiting a farmer in Kiambu cou...Read more...

Livestock

Farmers to obtain irrigation kits at manageable costs

Farmers who have been barred by exorbitant prices of irrigation kits can now have them at a manageable cost, thanks to a partnership between SunCulture and Equity Bank that allow them pay in bits. The memorandum of understanding between the solar irrigation kit supplier and the financial [ ... ]

Management

Vihiga farmers more than triple earnings adding value t...

A group of farmers in Vihiga county are adding value to their bananas, giving their produce longer shelf life, earning more than triple from the venture and creating an entreprise that has economically empowered over 50 farmers. Hamisi Horticultural Development Group, consists of farmers  [ ... ]

Crops

Citrus farmers eye juicy future with pest control proje...

Citrus farmers in Kenya and Tanzania are set to benefit from a project that seeks to embrace alternative pest control methods and identifying suitable areas for its plantation, a move key in spurring citrus farming at a time when demand has failed to match supply leading to imports. The 1 [ ... ]

Markets

Bamboo farmers' patience pays off as markets open up

A company in Kenya is training rural and urban communities on growing bamboo, propagating, harvesting and making products, giving income to hundreds and offering a viable alternative to wood that has become expensive in making furniture. Kenya Bamboo Center, which is now working with grou [ ... ]