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Sorghum cushions Kenyan farmers from erratic rains

George Oduor, a farmer in Siaya County in western Kenya, harvested 18 bags of sorghum from his one acre land in late April. ...
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Dry spell brings good tidings to savvy Kenyan farmers

For the last three months, a dry spell has swept across Kenya leading to scarcity of water, food, and livestock pasture. In both urban and...
A group of farmers in Sawla

Kenyan farmers benefit from UN-funded climate resilience program

Small-scale farmers in Kenya's coastal region who have in the recent past grappled with climatic shocks and fall armyworm invasion have benefited from a...
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Kenyan farmers in coastal region turn to high value crops

Kenya's coastal region has for decades been associated with endemic food insecurity, but the situation has changed thanks to the adoption of high yielding...
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Kenyan farmers beat dry spell with hydroponics fodder

Lush green crops jut out of trays in their hundreds on the dairy goat farm in Kasarani, on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya's capital....
A Chinese agricultural expert passes on farming technologies to farmers in Burundi, in an aid-Burundi demonstration rice field. (Photo provided by aid-Burundi agricultural expert)

Asian crops gaining popularity in Kenya on disease resilience, rising market

Kenyan farmers are embracing various Asian crop varieties to curb diseases and earn more as the market for the produce grows. To curb diseases, the...
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Social media networks fill agro-extension gaps for Kenyan farmers

"Is it recommendable to use boluses to deworm two or three month's calves? What should be the dosage?" John Kosgey, a dairy farmer asked...
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Kenyan farmers squeezed as egg prices hit all-time low

If it was in her powers, Beatrice Muthui, a farmer in Kahawa, a residential suburb in Kenya's capital Nairobi, would have sold all her...
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Kenyan farmers gear up for biotech crops to boost yields

Kenyan farmers are gearing up for the commercialization of biotech crops in order to boost yields, officials said on Monday. Daniel Magondu, chairman of the...
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Kenya says its bananas cleared to enter ROK market

Kenya said on Friday that the Republic of Korea has accepted to buy green bananas and broccoli from Kenyan farmers. "The...
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Kenyan farmers harness technology to contain “witchweed”

Samuel Owiti in 2005 dusted his hands off chalk dust and replaced his teaching garb with gumboots and hoes as he embarked on a...

Kenyan farmers benefit from China-sponsored agricultural research, technologies

Kenya has made strides in agricultural transformation thanks to enhanced bilateral ties with China in a sector that contributes over one quarter of the...
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Kenyan farmers find respite from ravages of striga weed thanks to innovation

Smallholder farmers from Western Kenya are sighing with relief thanks to a novel innovation unveiled by global research bodies to contain the striga weed...
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Kenyan farmers revert to maize cultivation after a lull caused by striga weed infestation

Striga weed, the purple, beautiful looking flower nicknamed "witch weed" in Western Kenya has for many decades flourished in areas with low soil fertility...
One of the Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration project site at Adaboya

Kenyan farmers embrace commercial growing of oil-producing tree

New cash-generating tea tree that withstands harsh dry conditions is quickly gaining popularity amongst farmers in arid parts of Kenya. Demand for...
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Kenyan farmers find fortune in soybean milk

The farmers are extracting milk from the highly nutritious legume, offering another option apart from the cow, goat or camel milk. "People...
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Post-harvest technologies help Kenyan farmers reduce yields loss

Kabazi Jua Kali Youth Group based in southwest Kenya's Nakuru county is one of them making mobile metal silos from stainless iron sheets. ...
Climate change

Kenya seeks to tackle climate change with orphan crops

Speaking during an Agriculture Summit held in Nairobi, Bett said the crops which include millet, sorghum, cassava and arrowroots are key to ensuring that...

Kenyan farmers urged to use “correct tree species”

The Kenya Forest Service (KFS) assistant head of Mau Conservancy, Alfred Abong'o, told Xinhua on Tuesday that although the practice of planting trees...

Kenyan farmers get new export bean varieties

The four bean varieties namely KAT bean 9, KAT X69, KAT bean 1 and KAT bean X56 were developed by local scientists at the...
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Kenyan farmers benefit from a new technology to fight Striga weed

Scientists from Nairobi-based International Centre for Insect Physiology and ecology (ICIPE) invented Push-Pull technology to help deal with Striga weed menace in a cost...
An exhibitor from Amiran Kenya sets his fresh produce during the Annual Naivasha Horticulture Trade Fair held in Naivasha, Nakuru County recently. Kenyan fruits and vegetables face ban in the EU market due to failure to meet set regulations. Photo: Antony Gitonga/Standard

Kenyan farmers feel the pinch as cost of food items drops

The cost of various food items in Kenya has dropped considerably pushing down farmers' earnings. The farmers are feeling the pinch of the decline in...

Kenyan farmers gain as commodity prices rise

Farmer Bernard Watitu's farm in Juja on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya is teeming with tomatoes and capsicum, having planted to coincide the harvest...
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Kenyan bean farmers urged to increase production

Kenyan farmers were on Tuesday challenged to increase their bean production in order to tap into the growing demand. East African Grain Council Executive...
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Agri-tourism picking up in Kenya

Kenyan farmers are travelling both locally and abroad to learn technologies and practices that can help to improve their yields as many embrace commercial...
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Low rainfall puts Kenyan farmers in plight

Long rainy season has started in Kenya, signaling the beginning of planting, but low rainfall in most parts of the country has put its...
Farmers? battle for better prices in cotton production has taken a new turn in Bariadi District, Simiyu Region after they decided to cultivate onions in place of the traditional crop. (File photo)

Kenyan farmers form associations to seek profits

by Robert Manyara Eight years ago, Kenyan farmer Margaret Munga would sell a kilogram of carrots through middlemen at 0.11 U.S. dollars. Now, the...
Farmers? battle for better prices in cotton production has taken a new turn in Bariadi District, Simiyu Region after they decided to cultivate onions in place of the traditional crop. (File photo)

Kenyan farmers in dilemma as rains delay

by Bedah Mengo ? ? The optimists have ploughed their lands, bought fertiliser and seeds hoping that they would plant soon when the rains...
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Kenyan farmers embrace sunflower, soybean as traditional crops fail

Increased demand for edible oil amid failure of traditional crops like maize is pushing Kenyan farmers to plant soybeans and sunflower. Majority of farmers,...