Steamed beans save cooking costs

A farmer winnows beans. CIAT and other partners have come up with 12 beans varieties cooking within 15 minutes. Photo by CIAT Consumers and bean traders will soon be spending about...

Food fortification offers amaranth seeds market

Amaranth crop crowns turning brown for harvesting. The seeds from amaranth are being used in fortification of foods for minerals. Photo by Philip Odhiambo. One agripreneur is capturing the rising craze...

Packaging honey earns student more profits

Miriam Ndunges packaged honey ready for sale. The student cum entrepreneur picks raw honey from her rural home an packages it for sale in Nairobi. Photo courtesy. Purification and packaging of...

Pruning cuts pests, increases capsicum yields

Harvested capsicums. Pruning and thinning can give up to eight kilos per stem. Photo by Thoroughly Nourished Life. Farmers practicing thinning and pruning increase chances of getting five to eight kilos...

Simple knocks tell mature watermelons

Watermelon slicing for consumption. Simple multiple knocks can tell a mature ripe watermelon read for harvesting. Photo by Encyclopaedia Britanica Kids With multiple knocks, farmers can improve maturity prediction accuracy by...

Trenches save surface run-off water for semi-arid irrigation

Muia Kusenga with Festus Mutemi. The farm has more than 10 trenches ans a tank that store water for irrigation for more than three months. Photo by Laban Robert. As the...