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October 2018

Zelena fertiliser increas kales growth

Company launches new organic fertiliser that increase production and preserve soil

Emloyee of Zelena Grow holding a kale vegetable which has been raised by the company organic fertiliser during this year’s Nairobi International Trade Fair at Jamhuri Grounds, Nairobi. Photo: Zablon Oyugi. A Nairobi organic company has launched 10 types of organic fertiliser for all types of crops to improve quality and quantity of production as …

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Combining creamy milk from Ayrshire cows with that of Friesian increases farmer’s income

Ayrshire dairy cows (photo: Zablon Oyugi). A dairy farmer from Uasin Gishu County is reaping big from combining creamy milk from Ayrshire cows with that of Friesian after abandoning maize farming due to exploitation from middlemen whom he said denied him of his full returns. Willy Kirwa was struggling to make ends meet due to …

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Amiran Kenya finds permanent solution to bacterial wilt disease

Amiran Kenya Limited has found a permanent solution to bacterial wilt, a soil born disease caused by bacteria ‘Pseudomonas solanacearum’ which normally destroys nearly 100 percent of tomatoes, potatoes and peppers in the farm. Through Amiran soil sterilization process where the affected soil is steamed to 80-100 degrees census hence killing the pathogen that causes …

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New disease resistant cassava varieties for Coastal Kenya can yield 20 to 28 tons per acre

The Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) has released two new cassava varieties with potential yields of 21 tonnes per acre, double the current varieties that produce 7.5 to 10 tons per acre. The six varieties mature within six to eight months and are resistant to cassava brown streak virus and cassava mosaic virus, …

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Lawyer banks on nutritious value of camel milk, builds processing factory at Nanyuki

Man milking camel (AFKTravel) A lawyer cum agro-entrepreneur is banking on the nutritious value and uniqueness of camel milk from other ruminant’s milk, builds WhiteGold, a camel milk processing factory in Nanyuki which has since offered market for over 20 farmers in the area. Jama Warsame who is a holder of bachelor’s degree in Law …

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New programme to accelerate irrigation in Kenya launched

A national platform aimed at promoting farmer-led and market based smart water solutions for improving smallholder irrigation in Kenya has been launched. The National Irrigation Acceleration Programme (NIAP) brings together stakeholders interested in smallholder irrigation in order stimulate networking and evidence based advocacy on irrigated agriculture in the country. Despite Kenya having irrigation potential of …

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Murang’a poultry, dairy, banana and fish farmers get Sh200m fund to boost production

Poultry, dairy, banana and fish farmers from Murang’a County are set to improve their production courtesy of Sh200m fund by World Bank. This will save the farmers from poor farming methods which has led to low food production causing some parts of the county to rely on relief foods in the recent past. According to …

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