water scarcity

Farmers Advised to Harvest Produce Over Coming Dry Month to Avoid Losses

Farmers in Highlands West of the Rift Valley, Lake Victoria Basin, Central, and South Rift Valley areas should take advantage of the dry spells expected within August to harvest their produce to reduce post-harvest losses. According to the Kenya Meteorological Department, relatively reduced rainfall (near to below average) is expected in these regions over the …

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Water Harvesting Turns Njoro Peasant Farmer Into Regional Supplier

A farmer in Njoro area is perfecting the art of water harvesting which has assisted him in irrigating his farm and managed to increased area of cultivation to 12 acres. This even as the cycle of water wastage continues in the country.  According to numerous studies Nairobi, alone, could support six to ten million people …

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partial root drying technique

Partial Root-Zone Drying irrigation enables potato farmers halve water usage

Small-scale potato farmers using furrow irrigation can make use of little water to bring more acreage under cultivation by applying the partial irrigation method. The partial Root-Zone Drying method, which can save between 30 per cent and 50 per cent of the total water used in an acre, relies on the alternate supply of the …

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Kenyas arid livestock farmers

KCB, USAID Sh100M fund to finance Kenya’s arid livestock farmers

By George Munene The Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) and the United States Agency for Development (USAID) have inked a two-year deal that will mobilise Sh 100 million to finance livestock farmers in Kenya’s arid and semi-arid lands (ASALs). “This deal will help us link arid livestock farmers to markets, provide access to credit for small-scale …

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