There is a new way of buying and selling cows in Kenya, and it does not involve trips to muddy village markets
By Victor Amadala for Farmbiz Africa - Monday, 28 September 2015
Cow sokoOf all the things that people sell in online spaces, cows are the probably among the least expected. But there is a sizeable audience out there of people who log onto their computers and wander around looking to buy or sell cows. But even as specialty groups spring up on facebook, with a focus on farming, it has been a challenge for farmers to have somewhere they can make a first stop and find what they are looking for. Victor Otieno, having noticed the lack of dedicated platforms for buying and selling cows, set up CowSoko, a website whose popularity has grown in leaps ...Read more...

NYS urban farming projects provoke the youth to th...
18 Aug 2015 17:09 - By Victor Amadala for Farmbiz AfricaNYS urban farming projects provoke the youth to think outside the box

The urban upgrading initiative, championed in the country by the National Youth Service (NYS), has seen several agricultural demonstration sites erected in Nairobi’s informal settlements. This has h [ ... ]

The world craves soya beans but there aren’t eno...
17 Aug 2015 10:58 - Brian Moseti SnrThe world craves soya beans but there aren’t enough farmers in Kenya growing it

Every day, the mill at Bidco’s production plant in Nakuru spits out litres of freshly-pressed cooking oil from tonnes of soya beans. On the other side of town, on Nairobi’s Mombasa Road, the Proma [ ... ]

Even without information from the internet, two fa...
14 Aug 2015 13:17 - BM SeniorEven without information from the internet, two farmers from Nyamira turn their tides around

After close to 10 subsequent years without decent maize and bean harvests, farmers in Nyamira County are gradually diversifying into different crops, some of which are now being grown in the area fo [ ... ]


Agency helps farmer groups get credit with produce on t...

SCOPEinsight, amultinational rating agency supported by the Netherlands Embassy which has rolled out a formula that identifies the strengths and weakness of agricultural cooperatives, link them to NGOs and experts for technical assistance and recommend them to financial institutions for cr [ ... ]


Sorghum value addition opens new frontiers for Kenyan f...

 The Kenya Agricultural Livestock and Research Organization, KALRO, is championing the value addition of sorghum, especially making of sorghum sausages as farmers record success in growth and market for the crop. Sorghum has been one of the most successful crops in adoption across th [ ... ]


School children to learn about soil using new education...

Kenyan children are among those set to benefit from a new set of materials that explain the importance of soil in crop production. This is as nations target children in the role they play as future food producers. The learning materials, branded Dig It; the secrets of soils, are an initia [ ... ]


Fact sheet on planting onion

Research by Helgi Library on Onion consumption in Kenya shows that at least three out of five small holder farmers in Kenya have grown at least one type of onions in their gardens, while almost 90 and 70 per cent of urban and rural population, respectively, use onions in their kitchens at  [ ... ]