Environmental conservation

Fertiliser-free Kisumu Farm Provides Blueprint for Permaculture Farming in Kenya

In a small village in Nyanza area, a farm has caught villagers attention and attracted thousands of visitors from as far as Nairobi keen on learning how it manages to produce bountiful harvest with no fertilizer applied. Yet this is a journey Caleb Omolo, the owner of the farm, has walked through to prove to …

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Solar milk pasteurizer improves smallholder farmer profits

Using a solar milk pas­teur­izer, small­holder farm­ers seek­ing to min­im­ize milk losses along the mar­ket­ing chain es­pe­cially in the arid and semi-arid lands has been de­veloped by the Kenya Ag­ri­cul­tural and Live­stock Re­search Or­gan­iz­a­tion.  The new tech­no­logy will help milk farm­ers and busi­ness vendors pro­long the shelf life of milk and hence im­prove mar­ket- abil­ity …

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New international carbon credit market assist African farmers get loans

By George Munene A new carbon credit project will assist up to 5,000 small-scale farmers in Kenya, Nigeria, and Zambia to unlock the international carbon market in the developing world. It will give access to loans that smallholder farmers will use to transition to agroforestry at scale and monetize carbon stored in the trees they …

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Smallholder farmers use trees to fertilize soils & extra income

Sallholder farmers in Kenya are embracing planting trees that do not compete with crops for nutrients a venture that is paying off with some of the trees even fertilizing the soils while offering the farmers extra income. The practice known as agroforestry has been championed by government and other agricultural institutions as having returned impressive …

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