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AfDB distributes fertilizer to 100,000 Kenyan smallholder farmers

The African Development Bank (AfDB)-managed Africa Fertilizer Financing Mechanism (AFFM) will provide a Sh303 million ($2M) partial trade credit guarantee and a Sh33 million ($219,000) grant funding to Nairobi-based agritech company Apollo Agriculture Limited to support the distribution of over 7,000 tonnes of fertilizers to some 100,000 smallholder farmers in Kenya. Between 2024 and 2026, …

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Poor Quality Planting Material Hinderance to Farmers Maximising Yields

Public and private sectors in agriculture must strengthen channels of supplying high quality crop plating materials to small-scale farmers for maximum yields. In addition, access to information on markets and available varieties would improve production of traditional and contemporary foods that can withstand climate chance effects and other shortcomings. A food production research dubbed Seed …

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Transport company launches refrigerated bus to ferry fresh produce between Nairobi and Mombasa

Mash East Africa two weeks ago launched two refrigerated buses called ‘Laxa Refrigerated’ that will ferry perishable goods such as fruits, vegetables, mushrooms, flowers, fish, meat and dairy products to Mombasa,  reducing the cost by approximately 88 per cent. This comes at a time when reports indicate that Mombasa has a thriving agro-based industry which …

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