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September 2023

Kenchic increases price of day-old chicks, cites increased operation cost

Kenchic Limited has announced a five-shilling increment for its day-old layer, broiler, and Kenbro chicks. The price change which will take effect on Monday of next month means they will now retail for Sh140, Sh100, and Sh110 respectively. In a letter to its customers, East Africa’s biggest supplier of chicks cited a weakened shilling and …

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French Tech Center launches competition for digital agriculture solutions

Through the innovative competition, #HackTonFutur, La French Tech Nairobi has launched its Kenyan Digital Agriculture edition dubbed Tuhack Tuomoke! for Kenyan high school students. The competition seeks to award the most innovative technological solution to improve Kenya’s agriculture.  The technology should be integrated to support farmers and offer digital tools, services, or platforms that could …

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Fodder sorghum doubles milk production

Farmers growing fodder sorghum can double livestock milk production than those stuck to low-yielding and disease-susceptible Napier grass. Besides doing well in low rainfall areas, sorghum is not attacked by diseases like stunt, which causes dwarfism, yellowing of the leaves, thinning of the stems, and death of the stool after harvest. The disease has no …

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