Trans Nzoia farmer group captures international ma...

Kimitu farmers group in Trans Nzoia county has lifted the fortunes of its over 468 farmers by increasing production of maize and increasing farmers access to competitive markets. Trans Nzoi [ ... ]

Sorghum project gives Western women financial migh...

In Khaoya area of Western Kenya, the sound of women singing and cheerfully chatting from an abundant sorghum field draws attention from neighbors passing by. The women’s yips and cheers co [ ... ]

Meru County leads in cultivation of thorny melon f...

Meru County is leading in the cultivation of thorny melon fruit, one of the most nutritious in boosting the immune system and slowing ageing process. The fruit which is hated by Kenyans due [ ... ]

Home made greenhouses fight poverty in Bungoma

Farmers in Matisi village in Bungoma are recording reduced cost of farming and increased yields after following the example of one woman who has embraced home made greenhouses and crop rotat [ ... ]

Farmers make silage from sweet potato vines
NgwacivinesFarmers in Busia area of Western Kenya are learning how to make hay from sweet potato vines, having received training from their Ugandan counterparts who have mastered the art of preserving fodder for dry days. The farmers especially those in pig rearing business, and aware of the nutritional value of sweet potato vines in feeding pigs have invested in planting them. The vines have 16 per cent protein level and with pigs requiring on average 12-18 per cent protein level for proper growth, the vines have become the ideal feed. But upon harvest most of the vines don’t last...Read more...

Livestock

Researchers set sight on superior pig breeds

Ugandan pig farmers are now enjoying the benefits of having a dedicated team of researchers aimed at improving the pig sector with the country enjoying the fastest growing pig population in Africa. The mileage and resilience that Ugandan pig farmers portrayed to the world is commended and [ ... ]

Management

Water harvesting turns peasant farmer into regional sup...

A farmer in Njoro area is perfecting the art of water harvesting which has assisted him in irrigating his farm and managed to increased area of cultivation to 12 acres. This even as the cycle of water wastage continues in the country.  According to numerous studies Nairobi, alone, cou [ ... ]

Crops

Home made greenhouses fight poverty in Bungoma

Farmers in Matisi village in Bungoma are recording reduced cost of farming and increased yields after following the example of one woman who has embraced home made greenhouses and crop rotation. This has been assisted the farmers fight poverty at a time when agricultural bodies like Allia [ ... ]

Markets

Sorghum project gives Western women financial might

In Khaoya area of Western Kenya, the sound of women singing and cheerfully chatting from an abundant sorghum field draws attention from neighbors passing by. The women’s yips and cheers could be heard down the street. Drivers along the road stopped and leaned out their windows to take ph [ ... ]