Livestock association gives sector face liftLivestock association gives sector face lift
27 Jul 2015 10:28 - By Farmbiz Africa

Over 700,000 livestock farmers across the country now counts on improved breeds, easier ac [ ... ]

Farmers hopeful as scientists close to finding  maize lethal necrosis resistant seedsFarmers hopeful as scientists close to finding ma...
21 Jul 2015 10:52 - By Victor Amadala for Farmbiz Africa

Scientists are on verge of finding a Maize lethal necrosis (MNL) resistant seed, a move th [ ... ]

Cows can suffer abnormalities during pregnancy leading to death of the foetus or resulting from foetal or maternal abnormality. Abortion in...

A model that allows farmers to access markets directly and determine prices as a bloc is steadily gaining ground in Kenya, a breakthrough...

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.



Farmers boost yields with new climate smart push pull
By Farmbiz Africa - Tuesday, 28 July 2015
Push-pull1Kenyan 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 half times more than farmers not using the method. Push pull technology is a method that was pioneered over 20 years ago by the International Center for Insect Physiology and Ecology, ICIPE in association with international and local partners to save farmers from the twin problems of stem ...Read more...



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 [ ... ]


Agriculture center creates millionaires through free tr...

Every year between April and June, over 600 farmers receive free training on various agricultural practices both in crop production and livestock rearing, at a centre that now boasts of having created agriculture millionaires.   Waruhiu Agricultural Training Centre situated in Kiamb [ ... ]


Back in the Day, Tilling Land Was a Communal Activity C...

Most of us who grew up in the village, and who are old enough, must have witnessed this first hand. Groups of people rising to till one villager’s farm, before moving on to the next. It used to take the form of a merry-go-round and within three weeks all the farms in the village were ti [ ... ]


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 [ ... ]