News and knowhow for farmers

November 2023

Day old chicks transport distance affects weight gain, research shows

Poultry researchers have discovered that day old broiler chicks transported for longer periods takes time to gain weight compared to those with zero or short transport periods. The discovery is welcome news to thousands of poultry farmers in Kenya who are particularly in the business of broiler rearing and where faster maturity and body mass …

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Finlays sells Kenya tea estates business to Sri Lankan conglomerate

Finlays has announced the completion of the sale of its Kenyan tea estates business, James Finlay Kenya, to Sri Lankan conglomerate, Browns Investments PLC. James Finlay Kenya, which will become known as ‘Browns Plantations Kenya’ in due course, is Brown’s first investment in the Kenyan tea industry. In December 2021, Browns acquired Finlays’ Sri Lankan …

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Rainforest Alliance & Gusii farmers meld coffee production with regenerative agri

International NGO the Rainforest Alliance is working with 10,000 smallholder coffee farmers in the coffee-producing highlands of Gusii, western Kenya, as well as local supply-chain actors to create healthy and productive farms, restore fragile ecosystems, and boost farmer incomes through regenerative agriculture.  The project dubbed Gusii Regenerative Agriculture Landscape (GuRAL) Coffee Project will be conducted …

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