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Study: Precision Farming Improves Production, Cuts Costs, Tames Environmental Degradation

A study by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) described precision farming as a sustainable way of agricultural production to enable farmers increase production and cut on production costs while taming environmental degradation. The study indicated that farmers can reduce inputs by 30-45 per cent, increase productivity by 60 per cent and lower the …

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Korean Company Donates peanut peeling machines to five counties

Korean company Banseok Industry Ltd, in collaboration with the Korea Trade Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA), has taken a significant step in enhancing peanut production in Kenya. The company provided peanut peeling machines to five counties, revolutionizing value addition and reducing post-harvest losses. This partnership aims to improve productivity and promote sustainable farming practices in the …

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Group alternative farming models help farmers weather climate change

A new model that assists members of a particular community to collectively adapt to changing weather patterns through alternative farming practices has been credited with having spared millions of farmers across East Africa from drought at a time when yields have dropped and farms have become barren. The initiative dubbed climate smart villages and pioneered …

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Country’s First Commercial Microwave Plant Secures Sweet Potato Market

Makueni-based agro-processing company Burton and Bamber Ltd which works with farmers from Makueni and Kitui counties to secure a market for their orange-fleshed sweet potatoes has set up the country’s first commercial microwave processing plant. Continous-flow microwave heating is an emerging technology in food processing and offers a fast and efficient way to sterilise sweet …

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Israeli AgriTech company brings digital irrigation to 500K Kenyan small-scale maize growers

Up to to 500,000 smallholder maize farmers – mostly women living in Bungoma and Busia – will have access to SupPlant’s new sensor-less irrigation technology. This tech will collect and analyze hyperlocal climatic, plant, and irrigation data that will then aid these farmers in water conservation to avoid crop failure. SupPlant, a leading Israeli smart …

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Sunculture offers pay-as-you-go solar pumps that experts say can triple profits

By Jolene Njambi. Solar technology for irrigation can triple profits for growers within one to two crop seasons, compared with using other forms of irrigation systems and rainfall, according to a new report. International non-profit organization Winrock International, which specializes in solving social, agricultural and environmental challenges, has found solar water pumps increase farmers’ gross …

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Kenya’s increasing agricultural innovations poised to boost food security

Afred Ahuta, Domotele Technology Internet of Things consultant. He is one of the experts involved in smart technology development for poultry and dairy management. Photo: Laban Robert. The growing number of innovations deployed in Kenya’s agriculture sector could hasten realization of food security and industrial transformation in the country. According to policymakers, experts and investors …

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