Eating less meat reduces climate change, studyEating less meat reduces climate change, study
25 Apr 2014 11:23 - Bob Koigi for Farmbizafrica

Eating less beef and reducing food waste can reduce greenhouse gases responsible for clima [ ... ]

Horticultural farmers get training center that pro...
18 Jul 2013 14:24 - Bob Koigi for African Laughter

The Kenya Agricultural Institute(KARI) in collaboration with Fresh Produce and Exporters A [ ... ]

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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Farmers'obsession with Israel inspires agro tourism
farmbizafrica - Thursday, 02 July 2015
teA tour company involved in taking farmers for field trips both locally and internationally is riding on the wave of growing demand for such services, as the model of farmers learning from each other becomes prevalent. Techfarm tours and travel recently took 45 farmers to Israel, one of the most preferred tour destination for Kenyan farmers, in what the company say was a resounding success. The concept of agritourism where farmers learn from each other, has gradually been gaining grounds in the country and is touted to replace the traditional government extension services...Read more...

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Livestock

Livestock association gives sector face lift

Over 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 Keny [ ... ]

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

Kenya steps up to UN year of soils

Kenya is among countries rolling out transformatory soil conservation and fertility exercises following years of degradation and nutrient mining that has taken a toll on yields as the World marks 2015 as the United Nations international year of soils. According to the UN, soils are cruci [ ... ]

Markets

Kieni farmer earns 5x more withAloe vera

In the semi arid Kieni area of Nyeri County, one farmer has digressed from maize growing to cultivating and adding value to aloe vera plant, laughing his way to the bank as maize farmers struggle with meager yields. Due to the dry nature of the area, traditional food crops like maize and  [ ... ]