KEPHIS unveils 140 new disease resistant seed varieties

The Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) has unveiled 140 new disease resistant and fast maturing seed varieties to cushion farmers against losses and boost food security in the arid...

Nandi farmers using ‘Kangara’ to treat foot and mouth diseas…

Nandi farmers have devised a new way to control the deadly foot and mouth diseases (FMD) in their livestock by using ‘kangara’, a mixture of molasses and maize flour from...

To stop Newcastle disease in chicken, vaccinate your flock

Newcastle disease is the major cause of death among local chicken killing about 90 per cent of the affected birds. According to the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) Newcastle...

How to control blossom end rot in tomatoes

According to a research done by the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Organization (KALRO), tomato farmers can control blossom end rot in their crops by carrying out soil analysis annually to...

Why Coastal farmers should store grains in airtight containe…

Coastal farmers intending to avoid storage losses should store their grains in air tight containers as opposed to the normal storage bags. According to the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research...

Alfasafe protects your maize from deadly aflatoxin

Aflasafe is a 100% natural product for controlling poisonous Aspergilus flavus (A flavus) in food crops, including maize. According to Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Organization crops researcher Eliud Njoroge, Aflasafe...