Youth find financial lifeline in coffee nurseries

The revived campaign to initiate growing of over 300 million coffee seedlings has seen the youth cash in the over Ush90 billion project by running coffee nurseries from where government buy  [ ... ]

Farmers make silage from sweet potato vines

Farmers 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  [ ... ]

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 [ ... ]

Science teacher’s innovation takes pressure off forests
Innovation UgandaA science teacher is trialing an innovation that produces high value compost and heating water for domestic use taking pressure off forests. Robert Sabimana’s innovation is as a result of the passion he has long held for environmental conservation and offering unique cheap solutions to his fellow village mates. “I have always aimed at utilizing my knowledge to better the society. In order to add value to the world and the society, we have to champion the adoption of meaningful development activities that also ensures that the future generations will find resources to use...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

Jobless youth turns cassava root into a Sh500,000 busin...

Alex Otieno, who had stayed for five years without a job now earns Sh480,000 every year after finding the magic in cassava root which he has been adding value to and making nutritional porridge, crisps and snacks. “I had no idea that the cassava root I always perceived as food for p [ ... ]

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

Trans Nzoia farmer group captures international maize m...

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 Nzoia county is among the largest maize producers in the country producing on average 180,000-270,000 to [ ... ]