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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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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…

Agrobacterium - The Rose Grower’s Nightmare

Agrobacterium tumefaciens is a rod shaped gram negative motile bacteria that lives in the soil.  It has flagella that allow it to swim through moisture films in soil and on plants.  On its own its harmless, but when combined with the Ti plasmid…

Common Rose Plant Diseases & How To Prevent Them

By Ruth Vaughan Common rose plant diseases limit production and quality. The most common diseases are fungal diseases. For the disease-causing fungi to start growing you need a combination of factors to come together at one point in time: 1)…

9 Tweets That Prove Kenya's So Beautiful

Kenya is indeed a magical place Explore the beauty 1. This is Timau in Meru County. Unbelievable! https://twitter.com/mwarv/status/927046210581618688 2. Imagine Waking Up to This https://twitter.com/Farmer_DanMoore/status/905303409506574336 3.…

Ensuring Farm Produce Reaches the Kitchen and Food Table Safe

By Ruth Vaughan Concerted efforts and measures have been on-going in Kenya to enhance food safety, compliance and competitiveness in Kenya's fresh produce While horticulture has been defined as the science and art of growing fruits and…

The Dangerous Duponchelia & How to Control Them

By Ruth Vaughan Duponchelia fovealis, aka the European Pepper Moth, is an emerging pest in our Kenyan greenhouses. This may be due to the reduced use of harsh chemicals. You can often see the adults as you wander through the greenhouses, when…