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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

Foot and Mouth facts

Foot and mouth disease sometimes referred to as hoof and mouth disease is an infectious and fatal viral disease that affects cloven-hoofed animals, including domestic and wild bovid. The virus causes a high fever for two or three days, followed by blisters inside the mouth and on the feet  [ ... ]

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 [ ... ]