April 2019

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Consumption of poultry meat in Kenya to hit 164.6 thousand metric tonnes in 2030, study

Scientists have predicted that by 20130 the consumption of poultry meat in kenya will reach 164.6 thousand metric tonnes due to the ever surging population in urban areas prompting increased in demand of the poultry product as compared to rural areas. According to a 2017 study on the broiler meat system in Nairobi and published …

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Salgaa broiler farmer makes Sh121,500 a month thanks to the increasing demand of the chickens’ meat

Part of Kiprop’s broiler farm at Salgaa in Nakuru County. Photo courtesy. David Kiprop, a broiler farmer from Salgaa in Nakuru County, Kenya is earning Sh121,500 worth of the poultry sales banking on the ever increasing demand for the chickens’ meat in most urban areas in the country as compared to pure indigenous chicken whose …

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How to control tomato pests and diseases without use of pesticides

Tomato farmers in Kenya can control pests such as aphids, whiteflies, thrips, and diseases such as blight without use of pesticides by using a number of organic control measures that are harmless to the environment and humans. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) estimate pesticide poisoning rates in the …

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Avocado farmer earning Sh70,000 per harvest after abandoning coffee production

Anne Wangechi, an avocado farmer from Murang’a County is earning sh70,000 every harvest from the produce which has been described as a ‘new gold’ for farmers in Kenya after abandoning coffee farming due its labour intensiveness and the berries’ poor market price. According to a 2018 World Bank report, coffee production in Kenya had declined …

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Youth from Eastern, Central and Western Kenya regions to benefit from Sh14bn fund for fish production to curb deficit

Farmer feeding his fish at a farm in western Kenya. The country produces 135,000 tonnes against the demand of 500,000 tonnes annually. Photo courtesy. Youth from 15 counties in Eastern, Central and Western regions are set to benefit from Sh14bn funding by the national government in collaboration with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) to help …

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Government to offer internship to agricultural graduates, equipping them with practical skills in farming

DP Ruto handing over a certificate to a graduate. The government will from July start offering internships to graduates from agricultural colleges across the country. Photo courtesy. The Kenyan government will start offering internship from agricultural graduates from different colleges across the country beginning July this year to help them acquire hands-on skills in food …

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Kenyan avocados cleared to enter the expansive Chinese market

BEIJING (CHINA), Thursday 25th April 2019, (PSCU) – Kenyan farmers will now export their popular hass avocados to China following a trade deal signed when President Kenyatta met his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in Beijing today. The signing of the agreement which makes Kenya the first African nation to export avocados to the Asian nation …

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Eldoret passion farmer earning up to Sh70,000 a week after leaving chaotic ‘mitumba’ business

Kamau watering his passion fruits at his farm in Eldoret. Photo courtesy. Joshua Maina Kamau due to harassment by Eldoret municipal council policemen in January 2018 left his second hand clothes or ‘mitumba’ selling business which was earning him an income of Sh300 to Sh500 a day to venture into passion fruit farming which earns …

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