Scientists breed goat that survives climate changeScientists breed goat that survives climate change
30 Jun 2015 10:26 - farmbizafrica

Scientists at the International Livestock Research Institute, ILRI, have come up with a su [ ... ]

Young agrippreneur spurs dairy farming with online platformYoung agrippreneur spurs dairy farming with online...
29 Jun 2015 09:34 - farmbizafrica

A young agripreneur has launched an online market place that is assisting players in the d [ ... ]

A farmer in Molo is growing potato seeds and intercropping with garden peas, in a classic crop rotation model that not only improves soil fertility but...

Kenya Tea Development Agency (KTDA) has partnered with Safaricom to roll out a cashless payment solution across the country, a move that will boost efficiency in factory...

At 24 years, Harun Munuve has constructed over 40 greenhouses for his clients and built a horticultural produce powerhouse with his tomatoes alone...

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Fish farmer spurs nationwide consumption with fish pizzas
farmbizafrica - Tuesday, 30 June 2015
fish pizzaA farmer in Vihiga County has invested in making fish pizzas, kebabs and samosas, a venture that is not only tripling her income but driving a fanatical consumption of fish by a traditional fish shy consumer base. Beyond the lakeside area of Nyanza and Western areas, consumers shy from consuming fish despite its unrivaled health benefits according to the Kenya Industrial Research and Development Institute. However the same fish shy consumers would take products with fish in them. Tigoi Fish farm in Vihiga aware of the huge market gap has therefore invested in tapping int...Read more...

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Livestock

Online tool helps rabbit farmers track progress remotel...

Commercial rabbit farmers can now monitor the health and performance of their herd remotely thanks to a web and mobile based tool that tracks the animals' progress, from weaning, kindling or nesting while connecting the farmers to ready markets. Dubbed Rabbitiq, the platform also provides [ ... ]

Management

Researchers develop M-Pig app to curb inadequate extens...

Pig researchers in Uganda are developing mobile based pig information platform that is aimed at empowering pig farmers and addressing the country’s problem of inadequate extension officers. The initiative dubbed M-pig will help farmers seek for guidance and receive information on pig fa [ ... ]

Crops

Citrus farmers eye juicy future with pest control proje...

Citrus farmers in Kenya and Tanzania are set to benefit from a project that seeks to embrace alternative pest control methods and identifying suitable areas for its plantation, a move key in spurring citrus farming at a time when demand has failed to match supply leading to imports. The 1 [ ... ]

Markets

Bamboo farmers' patience pays off as markets open up

A company in Kenya is training rural and urban communities on growing bamboo, propagating, harvesting and making products, giving income to hundreds and offering a viable alternative to wood that has become expensive in making furniture. Kenya Bamboo Center, which is now working with grou [ ... ]