By RAMENYA GIBENDI firstname.lastname@example.org
· Even with the establishment of the National Irrigation Board, whose mandate includes subsidising rice farming, farmers in the region have continued to make losses, leading many of them to turn to fast-maturing crops like water melon, yams, and indigenous vegetables.
· In 2007, after doing online research on dairy farming, [...]
Farmers may soon be able to access information relevant to their practices by way of technology platforms such as email and SMS. Agriculture extension officers will be equipped with laptops and cell phones to enable them to provide farmers with information easily.These are some of the ways the government is using to keep the [...]
Farmers will no longer be required to physically seek advice from an extension officer on how to yield more crops.
They will get information either through voice calls, text messaging, the internet and digital libraries and has instructed agricultural officers to set up desks at the local market on the respective sale days.
It is [...]
Mobile maize buying centres will be set up in parts of Eastern and Central regions to cushion farmers against exploitation by middle-men, Agriculture assistant minister Kareke Mbiuki has said.
The National Cereals and Produce Board is expected to open the centres in every district in Embu, Meru and Tharaka-Nithi counties.
Brokers have been taking advantage of [...]
Clad in grey khaki trousers, a blue windbreaker and matching cap, the hefty man edged closer to Olivia and scratched the back of her ears. Olivia sniffed his jacket briefly before ambling heavily across the concrete floor to the furthest corner of her shed to lie down, not interested in the big man or [...]
By STELLA CHERONO
Posted Monday, December 17 2012 at 18:07
Just two years ago, Ben Okuta and other fishermen were disappointed by the dwindling fish stocks in Lake Victoria, but they found a new way of earning a living.
The fishermen have started to practise floating cage aquaculture. With the help of the Kenya Marine and Fisheries [...]
By Ramenya G. (Thursday, November 22 2012 at 20:00), Kunde Changes Farmers Fortunes. Daily Nation Newspaper. email@example.com
Maryanne Atieno and her two daughters spread fresh produce of black-eyed pea leaves, popularly known as kunde, at Ahero shopping centre. It is 5pm and the produce needs to be transported by the next bus to Nairobi.
She tells Money that her [...]
This video contains clips from the presentation of the final report on fertilizer manufacturing in Kenya. Held at KEPHIS headquarters, Karen in Nairobi-Kenya on 25th Oct 2012. This was done during a stakeholder meeting.
Tired of waiting for government assistance, women’s group in Maai Mahiu, Naivasha, plots its way to a life of dignity through poultry sales.
A determined group of internally displaced persons (IDPs) is literally making lemonade from the lemons that life has handed its members.Displaced from their homes at the height of the disputed 2007 [...]