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Bees help pollinate around 80 percent of all species of flowering plants, so without them many fruits and vegetables would be unable to reproduce (AFP Photo/Jack Guez)

Kenyan flower growers’ lobby warns fertilizer shortage can hurt exports

The current shortage of soluble fertilizer that is used to enhance growth of flowers could hurt exports, a lobby group warned on Friday. Clement Tulezi,...

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...
healthcare

Kenyan expert roots for big data to transform healthcare services

Kenya needs to invest in collating data so as to propel improved and equitable delivery of healthcare services, a research expert said on Saturday. Mokeira...
hunger

Kenya experts urge resilient ways to absorb shocks of hunger

Kenyan experts are suggesting for possible resilient ways households can absorb effects of famine after the government declared ravaging drought a national disaster. ...
A trader retrievesa receipt from an EBM. The amended law reinforces ministerial powers to fine taxpayers who circumvent using electronic billing machines to avoid paying taxes. (File)

Kenyan small traders face obstacles in accessing credit

Securing credit from financial institutions to sustain and expand businesses is one of the nightmares Kenyan micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) have been...
Sacrificial animals are seen at a livestock market set for the upcoming Muslim sacrificial festival Eid al-Adha, 60 km north of Cairo, Egypt, on Sept. 19, 2015. Muslims across the world are preparing to celebrate the annual festival of Eid al-Adha, or the Festival of Sacrifice, which marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca and in commemoration of Prophet Abraham's readiness to sacrifice his son to show obedience to God. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)

Kenya’s farmers urged to shield livestock from drought via feed conservation

A Kenyan scientist on Wednesday called for a need for livestock farmers to practice feed conservation to cushion their animals from famine during prolonged...
soybean

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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Kenyan women making socioeconomic progress with special fund

The fund, anchored on the country's agenda of empowering women to alleviate poverty in the households and catalyze the nation's socioeconomic growth, is tailored...
farmers

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. ...
arrowroot

Kenyan farmers tackle hunger with drought tolerant arrowroot

The farmers from the agricultural area of Ndundori, north of Nakuru town, have come together under the identity-4Brothers group-and assist farmers in planting the...
poultry production

Kenya’s poultry sector devises modern rearing accessory

For years rearing chicken especially indigenous in the East African country was taken as a practice for keeping stock for festivities and other regular...
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Kenya urged to integrate environment policy to achieve growth

Benson Ochieng, a Kenyan environmental lawyer, said absence of the policy in the country is a hindrance to implementing strategies promoting a balance between...

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...

Poor sanitation hampers Kenya’s anti-cholera efforts

Health experts largely attribute the dehydrating disease to poor sanitation and improper hygienic practices especially defecating in the open with the human waste contaminating...
Kenya

Kenyan youth employ innovativeness, creativity to curb joblessness

A growing number of youth faced with hopelessness of securing a job, are now settling for income generating activities requiring one to think...
defecation

Kenyan youths eradicate open defecation in Nakuru slums

But overtime, things have changed in these areas located on the western side of Nakuru town, about 160 km northwest of the capital city...
China

Kenyan students expect to explore opportunities in China

by Robert Manyara Kenyan students' interaction with Chinese lectures has spirited their ambitions of exploring socio-economic opportunities availed in the Asian country. ...
Chinese language

Chinese language inspires Kenyan student

by Robert Manyara Abdalla, who is pursuing a degree in International Relations and History at the institution, has lived with the...
Kenya

Kenya flooded with loads of china made wares

by Robert Manyara China-made wares attractive to women are among the popular products that Kenyan traders are finding profitable to sell in the major...
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Kenyan duo use Chinese technology to boost construction business

The two,based in Nakuru, some 120km northwest of Nairobi, are in the business of making low-cost construction materials including ventilations, paving blocks, and hollow...
decoder

Chinese TV decoder boosts popularity of Chinese programs in Kenya

Esther Wanjiru who works with a tours and travel agency in Nakuru town in Kenya's central Rift Valley region is a big fan of...
Tourists

Kenya’s curio traders seek more visits from foreign tourists

According to Kimonyi Muthini, the chair of the umbrella association of the curio traders in Nakuru town, the volumes of their sales have remained...
Some Traders At The Agbogbloshie Market In Accra

Kenyan traders hope for better business climate in 2016

The past year saw challenges to the business community including a weakening Kenyan shilling, insecurity and high taxes, inevitably dimming their profits. "It has...

Kenya breeds new drought resistant tree species

Jonah Kiprop, a research scientist at KEFRI, said late Wednesday the new breeds will have features matching the ecological conditions of respective zones in...
A trader retrievesa receipt from an EBM. The amended law reinforces ministerial powers to fine taxpayers who circumvent using electronic billing machines to avoid paying taxes. (File)

High living cost dampens Kenyan traders’ hope for profit

by Robert Manyara This is a commercial crisis that the small scale traders in Nakuru, the fourth largest city in Kenya,...
(From L-R)Ethiopian Prime Minister Haile Mariam Dessalegn, Guinean President Alpha Conde, Benin President Thomas Boni Yayi, French President Francois Hollande, Gabon President Ali Bongo and Ghana President John Dramani Mahama hold a press conference following a lunch at the Elysee Palace to honor the African presidents involved in sustainable development regarding the COP21 in Paris, France, Nov.10, 2015. The 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 21) will take place from Nov. 30 to Dec. 11 in Paris, with the objective is to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate change. (Xinhua/Theo Duval)

UN climate change talks’ resolutions could take more efforts to implement

In the 21st session of the Conference of Parties (COP21) in which 195 countries including Kenya are attending, participants are expected to come up...
fishermen

Chinese firm donates crayfish traps to Kenyan fishermen

The Beijing Xidan Spice Spirit Catering Company is targeting 6,000 kilograms of crayfish on daily basis before processing it for export. Nakuru Governor Kinuthia Mbugua...

Experts warn of River Valley Fever outbreak over El Nino

by Robert Manyara The experts from the Africa Veterinary Technical Association (AVTA) called for an increase in surveillance and more resources...
Kenya

Young Kenyans fight poverty with artistic work

By: Robert Manyara After completing his secondary school studies in 2003, Simon Muthiora would not envision further education since his parents lived within humble...
Kenya

Kenya to launch new curriculum for training drivers

National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) chairperson Lee Kinyanjui said the new curriculum will replace the old model of equipping drivers with techniques of...