Fodder offers alternatives to rising cost of commercial feed…

Justus Ndwiga inspects wheat and barley fodder at the Mombasa's Mukomani ASK Show Ground in August 2016. Hydroponic fodder is a cheaper alternative to rising commercial feeds. Photo by Laban...

Brachiaria grass rescues farmer's cow from drought

A farmer harvests brachiaria grass. The grass survives drought. Photo by Pasturas de America As the cost of the feeds doubled in the country during the November 2016-March 2017 dry season...

Farmer beats drought with simsim

Sesame (simsim)  on dough balls, an application in the baking industry. Mpeketoni farmer relies on this crop for during drought. Photo by Epicurious. While other farmers wait for sustained rains to...

Feeding fish supplements more profitable

Fish rearing in a rice field. Supplementary feeds offer farmers more financial return than commercial feeds, a study and fish expert have said. Photo by Pusluh KP Farmers rearing fish with...

Organisation breeds rice for highlands

Farmers in a rice field. AATF has come up with rice that can be grown in highlands. Photo courtesy. Farmers could soon grow rice away from river and lake basins, where...

Fruits buy maize for farmer's family

Keziah Kiorio checking on tamarillo fruits at her home at Tetu, Nyeri County. She does not regret leaving maize growing for tamarillos, which are on constant demand. Photo by Laban...