Sorghum value addition opens new frontiers for Kenyan farmersSorghum value addition opens new frontiers for Ken...
29 Jul 2015 11:52 - By Farmbiz Africa

 The Kenya Agricultural Livestock and Research Organization, KALRO, is championing th [ ... ]

Farmers boost yields with new climate smart push pullFarmers boost yields with new climate smart push p...
28 Jul 2015 11:00 - By Farmbiz Africa

Kenyan farmers are among East African farmers who have adopted a new climate smart push pu [ ... ]

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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Kenya steps up to UN year of soils
By Farmbiz Africa - Wednesday, 29 July 2015
soilsKenya 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 crucial, not just for crops production but also for the environment since they assist in carbon cycle and build resilience in controlling floods. But at no time according to the body, has soil meant so important in the history of mankind than now when demand for food has reached unprecedented ...Read more...

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Livestock

A farmers' group give agricultural skills to pupils to ...

Mwangaza Farmers Group Organization (MFAGRO) a local organization in Vihiga County has introduced practical agriculture lessons in public primary schools in the region in a bid to impart farming skills to the young generation, making them to actively participate in food production. The p [ ... ]

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

Farmers hopeful as scientists close to finding maize l...

Scientists are on verge of finding a Maize lethal necrosis (MNL) resistant seed, a move that will see Kenya save 10 per cent of national maize production per year lost to the deadly virus that first surfaced in Kenya in 2011 according to the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center [ ... ]

Markets

Purple tea earns Meru farm 10x more in exports

A farm in Meru is earning ten times more in purple tea compared to black and green tea, as the demand especially in the export market now hits Sh2,730 a kilo compared to Sh275 for the other teas. This, even as local farmers remain adamant at growing green and black teas which have faced tu [ ... ]