August 2014

Pact gives Kenyan flower exporters easy US access

A bilateral agreement between Kenya and United States of America to have certain Kenyan goods among them flowers enjoy preferential treatment has doubled sales, foreign exchange and created job. Mike King’ori a director in a family owned flower exporting company knows too well how the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) has changed fortunes for …

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Campaign transforms war zones into kitchen gardens

An agricultural organization is rewriting the farming script in the former war ravaged Northern Uganda with the introduction of small scale organic vegetable farming a venture that has seen the locals improve their health and increase earnings. The campaign which has swept across the northern area aims at equipping the vulnerable population especially women and …

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Artificial insemination in chicken boosts egg fertilization

A new artificial method of inseminating chicken is underway which is promising quicker and guaranteed egg fertilization at a time when age old practice of relying on the cock is proving hard due to social incompatibility, shyness and distance constraints between the cock and hen. Traditionally, chicken farmers have relied on egg fertilization by the …

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