Climate change lab points Kenya to local solutions

Kenya has launched a first of its kind climate change lab that will measure greenhouse gas emissions using various sources including livestock and manure, at a time when over reliance on for [ ... ]

Farmers crack regional markets with groundnuts

Farmers in Ukwala area of Siaya county are counting increased earnings with a groundnut project that has shielded them from low yields and poor income from traditional farming of maize and s [ ... ]

Superior spraying tech tames water loss

Ugandan farmers are set to benefit from a new spraying technology that saves the amount of water used by over five times ultimately saving time and inputs. The spray pump which is a tec [ ... ]

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  [ ... ]

Farmers double yields with fish poultry technology
ChickenpoltAn innovative Kenyan youth is pioneering an automated technology targeting farmers with limited space in the production of fish, poultry and plants in an effort that is also doubling house hold incomes as well as fostering nutritional levels among families through balanced diet feeding. The technology dubbed aqua-poultry, is a classic example of how farmers can benefit from ...Read more...

Livestock

Attack by two parasites reduces cattle death study

A calf infected by two parasites of the same species is more likely to live and develop immunity against the deadly East Coast Fever that one attacked by a single parasite a new study says. The findings of the study which could offer real insights in understanding, and taming a disease th [ ... ]

Management

Beekeepers taste sweet success with honey value additio...

Tana River beekeepers are recording increased honey production and incomes thanks to their efforts to form themselves in maketing groups which is also seeing them enjoy economies of scale. The bee keepers have always used the rudimental log hives for beekeeping. The total number of log hi [ ... ]

Crops

Superior spraying tech tames water loss

Ugandan farmers are set to benefit from a new spraying technology that saves the amount of water used by over five times ultimately saving time and inputs. The spray pump which is a technology from Balton Ugandan an agro input company is dubbed magic disk spray pump. It seeks to repla [ ... ]

Markets

Taita farmers taste aloe vera’s millions

Farmers in Voi area of Taita Taveta County tired of depressed rainfall and low yields from traditional crops have embraced aloe vera cultivation and value addition, a group venture that is now seeing the group pocketing up to Sh3million after every value addition exercise. Members of Maru [ ... ]