Expensive greenhouses inspire low cost innovationsExpensive greenhouses inspire low cost innovations
03 Aug 2015 12:22 - By Farmbiz Africa

As demand for greenhouses in the country grows, buoyed by more agripreneurs delving into n [ ... ]

Foot and Mouth factsFoot and Mouth facts
03 Aug 2015 11:46 - By Victor Amadala for Farmbiz Africa

Foot and mouth disease sometimes referred to as hoof and mouth disease is an infectious an [ ... ]

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...

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The next generation of billionaires from Africa will be farmers
Written by Brian Moseti Sr - Tuesday, 04 August 2015
tassellAkinwumi Adesina, a Nigerian Minister believes that farming will soon be producing more millionaires and billionaires than any other sector in Africa. Adesina was named Forbes African of the Year in December 2013 for his reforms to his country's farming sector, according to a BBC report. And most business leaders across the continent agree with Adesina, that farming could be an underexploited gold mine. Succesful businessman, lawyer and parliamentary aspirant Victor Ogeto Swanya, says that "once Kenyans begin embracing modern methods of farming, then they will realize th...Read more...

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Livestock

Foot and Mouth facts

Foot and mouth disease sometimes referred to as hoof and mouth disease is an infectious and fatal viral disease that affects cloven-hoofed animals, including domestic and wild bovid. The virus causes a high fever for two or three days, followed by blisters inside the mouth and on the feet  [ ... ]

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

Kenya steps up to UN year of soils

Kenya is among countries rolling out transformatory soil conservation and fertility exercises following years of degradation and nutrient mining that has taken a toll on yields as the World marks 2015 as the United Nations international year of soils. According to the UN, soils are cruci [ ... ]

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  [ ... ]