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OPINION: Why Smallscale Farmers Are Key To Achieving Nation's Food Security

By Fredrick Njehu, Senior Political Advisor at Greenpeace Africa Food security has featured in most of the previous government plans and programmes but the desire to address food shortage, at least in the long term, has not been realised. In…
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Maize Nutrition: Feeding The Crop In A Difficult Season

By David Jones, Broadacre Agronomist, Msc. Agriculture Understanding the key growth stages of Maize is crucial to getting nutrients applied at the correct timing. As many crop reach top dressing timing, we look at the main requirements of the…
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Daktari wa Udongo: Why We Care About The Smallscale Farmer

By Ian Mutua Who Is Daktari wa Udongo? We are a team of passionate soil doctors who have made it our mission to transform the lives of rural farmers in the remotest of areas throughout Kenya. We are committed to giving that farmer the best…
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Food Safety Standards: How Safe Is The Food You Eat?

By Ruth Vaughan Food safety is a rapidly emerging discipline.  We are what we eat.  How safe is our food? What is food safety? Food safety is a scientific discipline describing handling, preparation, testing and storage of food in…
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Potatoes To Be Priced In Kilos To Boost Farmer Income

Potatoes will be sold in kilogrammes come July 1, if farmers give a nod to the government’s legislation proposal outlawing use of buckets and sacks. Agriculture Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri said standardising the price of potatoes…
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OPINION: Practical Steps To Implement Kenya's Big Four Agenda

By Richard Munang and Robert Mgendi Sustainable, nature-based agriculture and clean energy can be the cornerstone of development that starts at community level, says Dr Richard Munang and Robert Mgendi. “Having rain clouds is not the…
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Lucy Thuo Success Story: Instead Of Giving Up, Try Again

By Wanyaka Gituku It is said that ambition is the path to success and persistence is the vehicle that you arrive in. Lucy Thuo’s life has been about ambition and persistence. A trained teacher by profession and a graduate from the University…
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The Untold Story Of Why Maai Mahiu - Suswa Area Is Cracking & Flooding

By Dr. Charles Gachene, BSC, MSc, University of Nairobi, PhD in Soil Science Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences Mother Nature is on a very serious revenge mission in this country, as recent events indicate. Before discussing the events…
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Wasted Labour: Kenya Farmers Lose Over Sh150 Billion In Post-Harvest Losses

By Dominic Omondi In 2017, Sh150 billion worth of food went to waste, tossed out or left to rot, a report that tries to track food waste has said. According to the National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS), farmers lost earnings as they struggled…
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The Role Of Soil Health In Natural Disaster Mitigation

By Ruth Vaughan You may think that the common factor between drought and flood in many places in Kenya is water, especially lately. Other than the lack or abundance of rain, the major reason for droughts and floods is the soil's health status…