Know and protect bees to improve crop yields

A bee extracting pollen from a flower  Most small scale farmers in East Africa have a poor understanding of the economic benefits of bee pollination in crop productivity.  According to Muo...

These bean varieties produce higher yields in North Rift Val…

  A smallholder farmers harvesting beans from her farm  Beans are an important food crop in Kenya. Most farmers plant beans together with maize in what is known as mixed farming. Farmers...

How to get a fertile cow for more milk and calves

Isaac Shilaro, a smallholder dairy farmer in Kakamega showcasing his cow during a past Agricultural Society of Kenya  (ASK) show at Kakamega Showground. A healthy fertile cow gives one healthy calf...

A better way to grow Napier Grass for more milk (Tumbukiza m…

                               An Agricultural Officer inspecting mature Napier grass. Napier grass is a high yielding nutritious fodder crop with good palatability. Pennisetum purpureum, also known as Napier grass, is a species of...

East African Malting unveils new sorghum variety

    East African Malting Limited (EAML) stakeholders looks at the newly launched Hybrid White Sorghum 23012 at a farm in Narok West.The variety is also resistant to pests, birds, drought and root lodging...

Technology offers cheaper dairy cows

Calves at a pen. Farmers can use indigenous cows as surrogate mothers for dairy calves. Photo by www.fwu.co.uk. Farmers, who cannot afford to purchase high milk yielding exotic cows, can use...