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KCIC disburses Sh10.4M to 36 schools to actualize 4K Club projects

The Kenya Climate Innovation Center (KCIC) will disburse a Sh10.4 million grant to 36 schools in eight counties to actualize 4K Club projects in their respective schools. The Grant Agreement signing ceremony at KCIC’s offices in Nairobi brought together school heads from Meru, Isiolo, Kiambu, Machakos, Uasin Gishu, Bungoma, Kisii, and Kilifi counties.  This signified …

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US, TZ partner to transform country into E.Africa horticulture powerhouse

The United States Agency for International Development in Tanzania celebrated the firstyear achievements for the Feed the Future Tanzania Kilimo Tija (Productive Agriculture) project at the Ministry of Agriculture Training Institute (MATI) – Ilonga, in Kilosa, Morogoro. The event not only presents an opportunity for stakeholders to celebrate Kilimo Tija’s year-one achievements but also serves …

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Kenya Met: November rains provide extended growing period for farmers

According to the Kenya Meteorological Department, the anticipated rainfall in November provides an opportunity for farmers in high-potential regions to extend the growing period, expand their agricultural endeavors, increase crop yields, avail nutritious forage for animals, and ensure food security. The October-November-December (OND) “short-rains” season typically peaks in November. According to Kenya Met’s November forecast, …

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Machakos farmer keeps family fed through simple terracing and crop rotation techniques

William Ndolo is a family man with two wives, ten children, and six grandchildren. Yet with just an acre of land in the climatically harsh Machakos county, he is able to comfortably feed his extended family and produce a surplus for sale which then educates the children. This, a sharp contrast to tens of farms …

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Farmers increase production 50% through professional information sharing

Kenyan farmers have increased production in selected crops by upto 50 percent and increased farm earnings to 30 percent thanks to professional networking which has facilitate information sharing and exchange. According toInternational Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) , the networking has been the catalyst that has seen farmers change farming practices, embrace quality farm inputs and …

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Moringa tree replenishes soil nutrients, produces oils for growers

A project that is using Moringa oleifera commonly referred to as a miracle tree to replenish soil nutrients while improving food security is paying off with households producing their own oils and taking the stress out of the forests. Between deforestation and short-term farming tactics that don’t replenish soil nutrients, farmland in Kenya has been …

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