Row as Kenyan claims his famous biogas invention was stolen by GermanRow as Kenyan claims his famous biogas invention w...
21 Aug 2015 15:03 - Brian Moseti Snr.

An article published on BBC glorifying an invention by Katrin Puetz has stirred controvers [ ... ]

NYS urban farming projects provoke the youth to think outside the boxNYS urban farming projects provoke the youth to th...
18 Aug 2015 17:09 - By Victor Amadala for Farmbiz Africa

The urban upgrading initiative, championed in the country by the National Youth Service (N [ ... ]

The world craves soya beans but there aren’t enough farmers in Kenya growing itThe world craves soya beans but there aren’t eno...
17 Aug 2015 10:58 - Brian Moseti Snr

Every day, the mill at Bidco’s production plant in Nakuru spits out litres of freshly-pr [ ... ]

Even without information from the internet, two farmers from Nyamira turn their tides aroundEven without information from the internet, two fa...
14 Aug 2015 13:17 - BM Senior

After close to 10 subsequent years without decent maize and bean harvests, farmers in Ny [ ... ]

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Agency helps farmer groups get credit with produce on their farms as collateral
By Victor Amadala for Farmbiz Africa - Wednesday, 02 September 2015
scope4SCOPEinsight, amultinational rating agency supported by the Netherlands Embassy which has rolled out a formula that identifies the strengths and weakness of agricultural cooperatives, link them to NGOs and experts for technical assistance and recommend them to financial institutions for credits. This is expected to revolutionize agricultural funding in the country especially for small holder farmers viewed as high risk by creditors, with statistics showing that only five per cent of all loans advanced by banks go to finance agriculture in a country whose 75 per cent of t...Read more...

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Livestock

The next generation of billionaires from Africa will be...

Akinwumi Adesina, a Nigerian Minister believes that farming will soon be producing more millionaires and billionaires than any other sector in Africa. 
Adesina was named Forbes African of the Year in December 2013 for his reforms to his country's farming sector, according to a BBC  [ ... ]

Management

Sorghum value addition opens new frontiers for Kenyan f...

 The Kenya Agricultural Livestock and Research Organization, KALRO, is championing the value addition of sorghum, especially making of sorghum sausages as farmers record success in growth and market for the crop. Sorghum has been one of the most successful crops in adoption across th [ ... ]

Crops

Amisha saw the limitless potential in the superfruit th...

Amisha Patel is a third generation Kenyan, and like many Kenyan-Asians, her great grandfather came to Kenya during construction of Kenya Uganda Railway. She was born in Mombasa and did her schooling in Nairobi, Eldoret and Nakuru. She later joined Egerton University, Njoro, where I obtaine [ ... ]

Markets

Even without information from the internet, two farmers...

After close to 10 subsequent years without decent maize and bean harvests, farmers in Nyamira County are gradually diversifying into different crops, some of which are now being grown in the area for the first time.
But two neighbours from Riomoro village, Priscillah Ongiri and Nichol [ ... ]