The Cape Gooseberry is a 'wild' fruit that could possibly be used to treat cancerThe Cape Gooseberry is a 'wild' fruit that could p...
13 Jul 2015 17:40 - BM Senior

The name Cape Gooseberry may not be familiar to many of us, but the fruit is certainly one [ ... ]

Retired army general harvest millions in treesRetired army general harvest millions in trees
10 Jul 2015 12:49 - By Farmbiz Africa

A retired army general's initial investment of Sh30,000 in planting more than 3,000 eucaly [ ... ]

Alex Otieno, who had stayed for five years without a job now earns Sh480,000 every year after finding the magic in cassava root which he has been adding value to and...

A section of mango farmers in the country are using low cost plastic bottles as traps to fight the notorious fruit flies responsible for over...

Tephrosia Vogelii is a herb long used by pastoralists to fight ticks in their livestock that is now moving into the mainstream as interest rises in local and organic...

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Sweet potato becomes food of choice in arid areas
Bob Koigi for Farmbizafrica - Thursday, 11 June 2015
sweetpotatobometCounty governments and organizations working in Kenya’s arid areas are expressing appetite for sweet potatoes in a bid to balance between feeding population and livestock, as the versatile crop exhibits faster growing and replication traits. Already Bomet County has requested the Kenya Agricultural Livestock and Research Organization, KARLO, to supply it with sweet potato vines worth Sh800,000. Each vine costs Sh1 and can produce up to 10 more vines upon maturity. Related News Ugandans’ scramble for orange fleshed sweet potatoes Efforts to promote growing of vitamin A ri...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

Farmers boost yields with new climate smart push pull

Kenyan 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 hal [ ... ]

Crops

Farmers hopeful as scientists close to finding maize l...

Scientists are on verge of finding a Maize lethal necrosis (MNL) resistant seed, a move that will see Kenya save 10 per cent of national maize production per year lost to the deadly virus that first surfaced in Kenya in 2011 according to the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center [ ... ]

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 [ ... ]