Agriculture is central to Kenyans and support about 80% of the population outside urban areas. 60% of the Kenyan export is produced in agriculture.
To develop and increase productivity in the rural sector in Kenya, Sweden has contributed in constructing NALEP; National Agriculture and Livestock Extension Programme. They are providing education, training and consulting for [...]
By MWANIKI WAHOME email@example.com Posted Monday, September 24 2012 at 19:00
Stakeholders say the current system is fraught with complications that include lengthy procedures and unfavourable loan repayment structures that have prevented many farmers from accessing the loans.
Experts say the agriculture sector attracts just three per cent of total lending in the country despite [...]
African heads of state, industry representatives, the international donor community and farmers will meet in Ghana at the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) in the first week of September. Delegates will create an action plan on the acceleration of a Green Revolution in Africa. Chaired by Kofi Annan, chair of the Alliance for a [...]
By RENSON MNYAMWEZI
The Government will carry out a Sh2 billion farmers’ census to gather data for better planning. Agriculture Permanent Secretary Dr. Romano Kiome said the one-and-a-half-year programme would help the Government develop comprehensive software for all farmers and identify problems affecting them. It will also help in policy making and planning for prosperity [...]
The first batch of 128 farmers graduated in Webuye at the weekend after a month’s training supported by the United Nations Development Programme, European Union and Ministry of Trade. The farmers are gaining skills in horticulture, dairy and fish farming as well as entrepreneurship.
Further, trainers introduce them to business planning, project management and record keeping [...]
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