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East Africa dairy farmers benefit from agricultural training

 East African farmers have benefitted from agricultural training, with the volume of milk sold by farmers in the East Africa Dairy Development (EADD) project increasing by 102 per cent over three years Dairy farmers Gates FoundationThe EADD project set a target to double the earnings of 17,000 dairy farmers in Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda. (Image source: Gates Foundation) The EADD joined forces with Heifer International, the World.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 11th August 2014

KARI develops new banana and rice varieties

 The Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI) has developed new banana, rice and cassava varieties for farmers in Kenya Kenyan-farmer-K. TrautmannThe new banana, rice and cassava varieties for Kenyan farmers will prevent them from recycling seeds during the planting season. The new FHIA-17 banana variety matures within 12 months and has an impressive number of banana fingers and weighs more than 100 kg. “The FHIA-17 is suitable.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 11th August 2014

Kenya's avocado sub-sector shows promising future

 With an estimated annual production of 115,000mt, Kenya’s avocado sub-sector has experienced further growth as investments increase in the counties and new export markets open up avocado-olle svenssonMore than 70 per cent of total avocado production comes from smallholder farmers. (Image source: olle_svensson) Foreign investors setting up avocado factories in the country have also improved prospects among local farmers. Each year,.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 11th August 2014

Kenya chooses GM and biotech, but there are smarter ways to feed Africa

 Kenya’s Deputy President William Ruto has made the case for Africa to use biotechnology in food production to deal with hunger and poverty. But when it comes to the issue of food security in Africa, there are often hidden agendas at work. There’s a lot to be gained by agri-tech companies if leaders blindly promote biotechnology.   Biotechnology is, generally speaking, the use of living organisms to fulfil a practical.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 8th August 2014

Akuakare to Participate at the FOODEXPO Africa 2014

 Akuakare Aquaculture Equipment Ltd, Turkeys leading company  in Aquaculture Fisheries & Poultry Equipments is to participate in the FOODEXPO AFRICA 2014, Africas largest international Food, Hospitality & Agriculture trade exhibition is gearing up to feature the latest products, equipment and machinery. It will be held from the 3rd to 5th of October 2014 at the KICC Nairobi, Kenya. Akuakare Aquaculture Equipment Ltd, are.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 7th August 2014

Dangote Makes Africa's Largest Single Investment In Rice Production

 VENTURES AFRICA – Africa’s richest man and king capitalist, Alhaji Aliko Dangote has pledged to invest $1 billion (N165 billion) in Nigeria’s commercial rice farming; making it the largest single investment ever made in rice production on the continent.   The investment will see the establishment of two modern integrated rice mills. They will both have the capacity to mill 120,000 Metric Tons of rice.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 6th August 2014

Tanzania: Cotton Firm Trains Farmers How to Improve Production

Mwanza — COTTON and textile development programme (CTDP) is promoting twenty high performing farmers to be village-based agro dealers in charge of quality input service providers.   CTDP input Market Manager, Ms Lillian Magak said here over the week-end that the dealers have been trained by experts from the Arusha-based Tropical Pesticides Research Institute (TPRI) to ensure that they buy seeds on time, and from reliable.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 5th August 2014

Kenya: Coffee Board Takes Crop to Western

 The Coffee Board of Kenya will introduce the Robusta variety in western Kenya in a bid to boost the country's total production by enabling non-traditional areas to grow coffee.   It said this, besides encouraging farmers to grow other varieties, will reverse the declining production of the crop.   "We will create awareness among farmers in Rift Valley areas of Bomet and Nandi, and in western Kenya zones that border.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 5th August 2014

Stanbic Bank Pumps U.S.$120 Million Into Agro Sector

 Ms Musambo said this gives the bank 33 per cent of the market share and 46 per cent total asset book.   She said the bank would continue to support the entire agricultural value chain through the provision of finance to various segments as part of its commitment to the growth of the sector.   Ms Musambo said the bank was aware that agriculture had a huge potential in Zambia as well as the entire region and could become a.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 5th August 2014

Pig genetics farm set for Zambia

 Zambia will in September this year establish a pig genetics farm which will be breeding stock to the local market and other countries in the region Pigs-Cameron Nordholm-AfricaA new pig genetics farm will be constructed in Zambia in September. (Image source: Cameron Nordholm) The farm, which will be fully automated, is expected to supply breeding stock to other countries such as Angola, DR Congo and Tanzania. The Zambia National Farmers.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 5th August 2014

Kenya's Floriculture Industry is put at the world's center stage

 Marking its third year anniversary, the International Flower Trade Expo (IFTEX) is going a step further in positioning the Kenyan Floriculture Industry as a brand name at the international level by reaching the number one position of being the largest cut flower trade fair in Africa and top three for the most important flower growers trade fairs in the world by attracting the best flower growers, breeders, brokers, exporters, propagators.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 6th August 2014

Farmers Helping Farmers -Atlantic Veterinary College -Kenyan Smallholder Dairy Health Management Project

 With one of the best group of students ever, the January 2014 trip to Kenya was another huge success. Many animals received treatment or prevention interventions, many farmers received training and/or assistance, ten veterinary students (three Canadian and seven Kenyan) received clinical training in treatment and health management of dairy cattle on smallholder farms, many animal health personnel received continuing education, and six.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 4th August 2014



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