Farmers make silage from sweet potato vines

Farmers in Busia area of Western Kenya are learning how to make hay from sweet potato vines, having received training from their Ugandan counterparts who have mastered the art of preserving  [ ... ]

Trans Nzoia farmer group captures international ma...

Kimitu farmers group in Trans Nzoia county has lifted the fortunes of its over 468 farmers by increasing production of maize and increasing farmers access to competitive markets. Trans Nzoi [ ... ]

Sorghum project gives Western women financial migh...

In Khaoya area of Western Kenya, the sound of women singing and cheerfully chatting from an abundant sorghum field draws attention from neighbors passing by. The women’s yips and cheers co [ ... ]

Meru County leads in cultivation of thorny melon f...

Meru County is leading in the cultivation of thorny melon fruit, one of the most nutritious in boosting the immune system and slowing ageing process. The fruit which is hated by Kenyans due [ ... ]

Youth find financial lifeline in coffee nurseries
The revived campaign to initiate growing of over 300 million coffee seedlings has seen the youth cash in the over Ush90 billion project by running coffee nurseries from where government buy seedlings. The heightened effort aimed at increasing the output of coffee from Uganda has been championed by the president through a campaign code named Operation Wealth Creation. The campaign which seeks to identify and escalate the adoption of long term crops with immense economic rewards replaced the debunked National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS) which was disbanded after...Read more...

Livestock

Researchers set sight on superior pig breeds

Ugandan pig farmers are now enjoying the benefits of having a dedicated team of researchers aimed at improving the pig sector with the country enjoying the fastest growing pig population in Africa. The mileage and resilience that Ugandan pig farmers portrayed to the world is commended and [ ... ]

Management

Jobless youth turns cassava root into a Sh500,000 busin...

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 making nutritional porridge, crisps and snacks. “I had no idea that the cassava root I always perceived as food for p [ ... ]

Crops

Home made greenhouses fight poverty in Bungoma

Farmers in Matisi village in Bungoma are recording reduced cost of farming and increased yields after following the example of one woman who has embraced home made greenhouses and crop rotation. This has been assisted the farmers fight poverty at a time when agricultural bodies like Allia [ ... ]

Markets

Sorghum project gives Western women financial might

In Khaoya area of Western Kenya, the sound of women singing and cheerfully chatting from an abundant sorghum field draws attention from neighbors passing by. The women’s yips and cheers could be heard down the street. Drivers along the road stopped and leaned out their windows to take ph [ ... ]