Study: Organic agriculture generates comparable yields for i…

           Organically grown kales. Non-use of chemical inputs in organic farming systems generates beneficial effects on farms’ ecosystems as well. Organic agriculture is not only capable of generating...

Promising sweet potato varieties in Western Kenya

Sweet potatoes have a growing period of 3-6 months depending on the variety. The Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) in collaboration with the International Potato Center have developed five...

Proper drying of groundnuts saves farmers from post-harvest …

          Harvested groundnuts left to dry in the sun. Steady drying of groundnut pods prevents aflatoxin contamination. Groundnuts farmers can avoid up to 50 percent postharvest losses to...

Farmers can diversify their sources of income by growing gra…

              Grape fruits. They can be eaten raw or can be used to process wine and other products such as jam and grape juice. Given the dramatic...

Fruit farming saving eastern region farmers from erratic rai…

          Farmer attending to her passion fruits. Passion is speedily raising as the fruit of choice for most farmers in eastern region. The adoption of farming different fruits...

Empowering Smallholder Farmers for Increased Agricultural Pr…

An Avocado farmer holding her produce ready for sale A characteristic feature of Kenya’s smallholder agriculture is the dominance of primary production. This normally involves production of low volume of produce...