Uhuru big four agenda agriculture

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…
Daktari wa Udongo soil testing

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…
Post harvest losses

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…
Cropnuts Yargus Partnership

CropNuts and AGI’s Yargus Division Enter Soil Testing Services Agreement

AGI’s Yargus manufacturing division has announced that it has reached an agreement with Crop Nutrition Laboratory Services Ltd (Cropnuts) to provide soil and analytical laboratory equipment and services in conjunction with the Yargus blending…
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Mwihaki Ndung'u Success Story: It Always Starts With The Soil

By Oscar Adika In the misty rolling landscape of Kinale in Kiambu County, lies two potato farms. One belongs to Ms. Mwihaki and right next is her's - is her cousin's Jane potato farm. Potato is a common crop in Kinale and Mwihaki has grown…
Miaze Lethal Necrosis Disease MLND

Crescent Joya: My Maize Lethal Necrosis Disease Story

Maize farmers dread it Understandably so, because it causes total crop failure And it has no cure.. The only way to handle it is to prevent it. What are we talking about? Maize Lethal Necrosis Disease aka MLND. A lethal viral…
Daktari wa Udongo

Larrson Chebii: My Journey As A Daktari wa Udongo Agronomist

By Larrson Chebii I started this journey as Daktari wa Udongo in the North Rift region in 2014. This was a totally new service to this region. Not many knew about Daktari wa Udongo services or what it was at all about. To be honest I myself…
Green house farming Kenya

Wamagata Ng'ang'a: Why More Fertilizer Isn't Always Better

By Oscar Adika   "More isn't better. It's just more. And if directed at the wrong things, it's actually worse." - anonymous Tucked in the middle of ever bustling and busy Kinoo area, lies a 3 acre farm. 2 small greenhouses, a cow/goat/chicken/rabbit…
Dairy Cow Milk Production

Ken Chemngorem: How I Improved My Milk Production With A Simple Soil Test

Deep in the heart of Nakuru county in Kenya, Ken Chemngorem is managing an impressive 20-acre modern farm. 14 dairy cows and 6 calves graze peacefully in the green terrain of the farm. For Ken, these cows mean a lot since they provide upto around…