Kenya steps up to UN year of soilsKenya steps up to UN year of soils
29 Jul 2015 15:00 - By Farmbiz Africa

Kenya is among countries rolling out transformatory soil conservation and fertility exerci [ ... ]

Sorghum value addition opens new frontiers for Kenyan farmersSorghum value addition opens new frontiers for Ken...
29 Jul 2015 11:52 - By Farmbiz Africa

 The Kenya Agricultural Livestock and Research Organization, KALRO, is championing th [ ... ]

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...

A section of mango farmers in the country are using low cost plastic bottles as traps to fight the notorious fruit flies responsible for over...

Tephrosia Vogelii is a herb long used by pastoralists to fight ticks in their livestock that is now moving into the mainstream as interest rises in local and organic...

Banner-1

New platform that allows farmers to use Grains as collateral for loans launched
Written by BM Senior. - Friday, 31 July 2015
womanThe East African Grain Council (EAGC) has been looking for a method of protecting grain farmers in Kenya need from selling their produce at ridiculously low prices. And they have found it. Through a homegrown solution, in the form of a platform known as G-Soko, farmers will now have a direct connection to buyers across East Africa. The platform utilises innovative technology to provide information on market opportunities, track goods, and connect buyers and sellers. The model has been based on tested market structures such as aggregation centres and certified warehouses,...Read more...

banner-2

Livestock

A farmers' group give agricultural skills to pupils to ...

Mwangaza Farmers Group Organization (MFAGRO) a local organization in Vihiga County has introduced practical agriculture lessons in public primary schools in the region in a bid to impart farming skills to the young generation, making them to actively participate in food production. The p [ ... ]

Management

Farmers boost yields with new climate smart push pull

Kenyan farmers are among East African farmers who have adopted a new climate smart push pull technology by growing the Greenleaf desmodium alongside the drought tolerant Brachiaria cv Mulato grass near maize fields taming the voracious stem borer by 95 per cent while harvesting two and hal [ ... ]

Crops

Farmers hopeful as scientists close to finding maize l...

Scientists are on verge of finding a Maize lethal necrosis (MNL) resistant seed, a move that will see Kenya save 10 per cent of national maize production per year lost to the deadly virus that first surfaced in Kenya in 2011 according to the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center [ ... ]

Markets

Kieni farmer earns 5x more withAloe vera

In the semi arid Kieni area of Nyeri County, one farmer has digressed from maize growing to cultivating and adding value to aloe vera plant, laughing his way to the bank as maize farmers struggle with meager yields. Due to the dry nature of the area, traditional food crops like maize and  [ ... ]