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 [ ... ]

A farmers' group give agricultural skills to pupils to contain food insecurityA farmers' group give agricultural skills to pupil...
20 Jul 2015 11:24 - By Victor Amadala for Farmbiz Africa

Mwangaza Farmers Group Organization (MFAGRO) a local organization in Vihiga County has int [ ... ]

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.

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Livestock association gives sector face lift
By Farmbiz Africa - Monday, 27 July 2015
livestock kenyaOver 700,000 livestock farmers across the country now counts on improved breeds, easier access to finance and structured markets thanks to an association that is streamlining the value chain at a time when demand for livestock products is at unprecedented highs. The association, the Kenya Livestock Producers Association, KLPA, which has been in existence for a decade, has managed to marshal support from financial institutions, telcos, government and development partners to harmonize operations across the agricultural value chain. Its flagship venture, the monthly trade f...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

The fish farm that stands in the middle of rice paddies

In the expansive Mwea area, one farm stands out from the rice paddies with 30 fish ponds and a vegetable garden drawing local and international tourists as a model farm. The farm dubbed Mwea Aquafish Farm, which is an eighth of an acre, belongs to Professor Charles Ngugi, a professor in B [ ... ]

Crops

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 [ ... ]

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 [ ... ]