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Kakuzi offers free maturity testing as avocado export season announced

Kakuzi PLC has welcomed the opening of the Avocado Export season announced by the sector regulator with an offer to provide free maturity testing services to smallholder farmers. Following the notification issued early this week by the Agriculture and Food Authority (AFA) through its Horticultural Crops Directorate (HCD), harvesting avocados for export will now be …

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KALRO introduces 2 rice varieties, new planting technology to farmers

The Kenya Agricultural Livestock and Research Organization (KALRO) is trialing two new rice varieties, 08FAN10 (Mkombozi)  and CSR 36, set to be released for wider use by farmers in June. The new varieties which were developed in conjunction with the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and the Lake Basin Development Authority (LBDA) can double the …

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Family Bank receives Sh805 million loan to foster sustainable agribusinesses

The eco.business Fund has extended a Sh805 million ($5 million) loan to Family Bank Kenya. This additional loan comes on top of the fund’s first investment of Sh1.6 billion ($10 million) in the bank in 2022 and focuses on the bank’s investments in fostering sustainable practices in agribusiness value chains. The collaboration seeks to bolster …

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Kenyan-transported roses have smaller environmental impact than Dutch-grown

According to a new report, Life Cycle Assessment Cut Roses, by Fairtrade International, the production of Fairtrade roses in Kenya and transporting them by ship or air to Europe has a smaller environmental footprint than growing roses in Holland. The Fairtrade Foundation is a UK-based charity that certificates set standards in the production of goods. …

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Make Biochar this month, increase your yields x5 and enter our Sh5,000 Biochar competition

Biochar increases the fertility and water retention of soils for thousands of years, delivering immediate five-fold increases in yields and removing the need for fertiliser. It is also simple to make, which is why FarmBizAfrica is offering prizes for your Biochar-making videos as well as helping improve your farm yield and income for years to …

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