Organic vegetable fertilizer doubles yields

An innovative Ugandan has introduced an organic vegetable fertilizer which doubles yields coming at a time when the demand for organically grown foods is on the rise especially among the hea [ ... ]

Heat tolerant beans fight climate change

Bean breeders have discovered 30 types of ‘heat beater beans’ that could keep production from crashing in large swaths of bean-dependent Latin America and Africa, in the wake of fears th [ ... ]

Africa’s premier water fund to fight soil erosio...

A first of its kind in Africa water initiative that supports farmers and those living on the upper side of water sources to curb soil erosion while improving water supply and cutting costs o [ ... ]

Nandi youth group grows money in trees

A youth group in South Nandi forest area of Western Kenya is earning up to Sh1 million a month from sale of tree seedlings and sale of honey from the beehives, a venture that has now seen th [ ... ]

Farmer finds millions in courgettes
courgette-farming-kenyaJoseph Magami is an urban farmer based in Kawempe, a Kampala suburb. For over three years, Magami has been planting egg plant and Nakati in his quarter acre plot for home consumption. However, the introduction of Magami to Zuchini (Courgette) eight months ago is changing fortunes for the father of three. He currently reaps over Ush5 million per harvest from his plot thanks to the adoption of Zuchini, a high value crop. Magami is among a group of innovative farmers in Uganda who are fast adopting the cultivation of courgettes as the demand for the high value crop soars th...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

Nandi youth group grows money in trees

A youth group in South Nandi forest area of Western Kenya is earning up to Sh1 million a month from sale of tree seedlings and sale of honey from the beehives, a venture that has now seen them invest in buying land to diversify their farming. This at a time when majority of farmers have sh [ ... ]

Crops

Heat tolerant beans fight climate change

Bean breeders have discovered 30 types of ‘heat beater beans’ that could keep production from crashing in large swaths of bean-dependent Latin America and Africa, in the wake of fears that global warming could zap a vital source of protein that has sustained humans for centuries. “T [ ... ]

Markets

Farmers, fast food joints find fortunes in Soko shamban...

Over 1953 potatoes farmers in Narok and 17 hotels in Nairobi are a happy lot even though they have never met thanks to a mobile platform that ensures timely delivery of high quality potatoes to hoteliers in Nairobi while paying the farmers more than double the farm gate price. The waeathe [ ... ]