Kenyan farmers

Report: Kenyan farmers use Highly Hazardous Pesticides despite known dangers

According to a report, “Toxic Business: Highly Hazardous Pesticides In Kenya”, released today (13th September 2023) Kenyan farmers predominantly use Highly Hazardous Pesticides (HHPs), despite their known detrimental effects on human health and the environment. Pesticide residues have been found to exceed limits in Kenyan food, particularly tomatoes, and kale. The study conducted by Route …

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Banana Pseudo Stems Rich Source of Quality Fiber Inform Experts

Kenya Industrial Research and Development Institute (KIRDI) experts are informing banana farmers to put into good use banana stems that most of the farmers have discarded or use as feeds for their livestock by using the stems to make fibres that can be used in a wide range of fields. Using banana decorticator machine which …

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Innovation sees Zambian farm become Africa’s leader in aquaculture

By George Munene “When we first started the company in 2015, our minds were fixed on fish production, however, getting adequate fingerlings became an issue, meaning we had to figure out how to spawn our own. Getting quality feeds was the next major hurdle we faced, this necessitated another pivot to include feed production. Lastly, …

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Young farmer cuts lucrative niche in offering organic farming solutions

By George Munene George Mu­turi, a 26-year-old farmer has cut a luc­rat­ive niche for him­self in of­fer­ing in­nov­at­ive or­ganic farm­ing solu­tions through the rear­ing of red­worms, black sol­dier flies and grow­ing azolla. Ven­tures which net him about Sh50,000 a month. Lack­ing school fees after com­plet­ing his sec­ond­ary edu­ca­tion, Mu­turi began rear­ing poultry and rab­bits in …

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New international markets opening up for African vegetables 

By Brian Moseti An increase in appetite for traditional African vegetables (TAVs) is opening up new markets for Kenyan farmers abroad. The demand has been brought about by a rise in the numbers of Africans immigrating to the US, Europe and Australia.  This is in addition to the reduction of barriers in accessing these markets as a result of …

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