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Hybrids seeds answer to food shortages

Adaptable seeds are fast becoming an answer to food shortage that most nations continue to reel under. According to the UN farmers have to produce...

African countries need to push Climate Smart Agriculture

The World Bank recently launched one of its largest climate smart agriculture initiatives in India. Through this $420 million initiative, the bank expects to...

Macadamia overtakes coffee production

Kenyan farmers are making so much from production of the nuts from macadamia trees that they’re abandoning the beans. The demand for the crop is...

Fertiliser factory for Tanzania

Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC) has announced plans to build a multibillion-dollar fertiliser factory, banking on the large natural gas resource in the southern...

Karuturi to start afresh in Ethiopia

Indian based Karuturi Global Ltd (KGL) has plans to rework the troubled commercial farms it was forced to abandon in Ethiopia, last year. Sai Ramakrishna...

Kenyan women-led nuts processor gets funding

Exotic EPZ Ltd has received a Sh5 million soft loan from pro-green technologies Kenya Climate Innovation Centre (KCIC). Jane Maigua, Exotic EPZ Managing Director said...

Mercy Corps, Mastercard help farmers utilise tech

Kenya’s small-scale farmers are set to reap from humanitarian agency Mercy Corps’ partnering with Mastercard Foundation to push for adoption of technology. The development is...

Farming the eucalyptus tree for its big money

Natural forests and woodlands across Africa can no longer keep pace with the required demand and the resulting deforestation is degrading the environment. Agriculture too...

Uganda challenged to invest more in agriculture

Christianity activist in Uganda Apostle Dr. Joseph Serwadda has challenged government to increase the next national budget of 2018/2019 agriculture to 10% of the...

Struggling potato producers turn to contract farming

Sitting on a rickety bench at his home in Kipipiri, in central Kenya, Samuel Macharia pulls a piece of paper from his pocket and...