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July 2015

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Kenya steps up to UN year of soils

Kenya is among countries rolling out transformatory soil conservation and fertility exercises following years of degradation and nutrient mining that has taken a toll on yields as the World marks 2015 as the United Nations international year of soils. According to the UN, soils are crucial, not just for crops production but also for the …

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Farmers hopeful as scientists close to finding maize lethal necrosis resistant seeds

Scientists are on verge of finding a Maize lethal necrosis (MNL) resistant seed, a move that will see Kenya save 10 per cent of national maize production per year lost to the deadly virus that first surfaced in Kenya in 2011 according to the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) They are investigating 117 …

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A farmers’ group give agricultural skills to pupils to contain food insecurity

Mwangaza Farmers Group Organization (MFAGRO) a local organization in Vihiga County has introduced practical agriculture lessons in public primary schools in the region in a bid to impart farming skills to the young generation, making them to actively participate in food production. The practical lessons that include crop management, value addition and animal husbandry are …

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A farmers’ group give agricultural skills to pupils to contain food insecurity

Mwangaza Farmers Group Organization (MFAGRO) a local organization in Vihiga County has introduced practical agriculture lessons in public primary schools in the region in a bid to impart farming skills to the young generation, making them to actively participate in food production. The practical lessons that include crop management, value addition and animal husbandry are …

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