Stick harvesting cuts potato losses

Patrick Njenga harvests Irish potatoes by free hand or sticks to reduce injuries that lead to spoilage. Photo by Laban Robert. With reports showing that one in every five kilos of...

Human urine best fishpond fertiliser, research says

Kakamega Prison Officer Fredrick Misoi at an integrated fishpond site. Human urine has been identified as the fastest generator of of food for fish. Photo by Laban Robert. Ponds fed with...

Crisps reduce farmer's mango losses

A farmer posses with mangoes. Kilifi farmer is drying mangoes for sale as crisps. Photo by CGIAR. In countering loses in rotting of mangoes due to competition and over supply during...

Device saves over 60 per cent nutrient leaching loss

Aquacheck at work. The device can tell farmers when to irrigate crops. Photo courtesy.  While farmers are adopting irrigation for crop production on dry spells, a study has established that unmonitored...

Sunken beds reduce frost losses

Crops growing on a sunken and raised seedbed. Sunken seedbeds can help farmers reduce frost losses. Photo by Pushpandra Singh. Farmers living in frost prone areas can reduce losses due to...

Maize protect peas for EU export

Peas in pods. Growing maize with peas protects the latter crop from aphids. This canhelp farmers access the EU market as conditions become more. Photo by Food52. As the European Union...