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Outbreak of E. coli Infections Linked to Romaine Lettuce in the US

Romaine lettuce has been linked to an outbreak of E. coli in the US and Canada, health officials say. At least 32 people have been sickened in the US, with 13 taken to hospital, while another 18 people have been stricken in Canada. US officials…
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Pesticide Residue Analysis & Heavy Metals Analysis Update [Nov 2018]

Here's latest update we have on our pesticide residue analysis & heavy metals analysis. We are a pesticide residue analysis laboratory through our partner lab Groen Agro in the Netherlands Our partners in the Netherlands are continuously…
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Kenya Airways Flights To New York - Big Opportunity For Horticulture Farmers

INDUSTRY NEWS By Beth Ngugi The Kenya Airways direct flight to New York is an exciting promise of an expanded market which will mean increased trade opportunities for Kenya fresh produce farmers. The permit is scheduled to be effective from…
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Maize Farming In Kenya Showing Symptom Of An Ailing Agric System?

Maize farming in Kenya is at crossroads. Maize farmers from key maize growing regions find themselves in limbo as there is maize still pending in the NCPB stores, there's maize in their stores and still more maize coming in through the borders.…
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Changes in EU Pesticide Maximum Residue Levels [October 2018 Update]

The European Union is constantly revising its Pesticide Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs) to determine the maximum allowable crop pesticide residue in food. Pesticide Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs) A number of changes to regulation EC 396/2005…
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OPINION: Why Kenya Should Shift To Genetically Modified Maize

Genetically Modified (GMO) Maize is marking a new dawn in maize farming in Kenya. KALRO has done a lot of work in sensitizing farmers, politicians and other stakeholders on the importance of Genetically Modified Maize in Kenya through testing…
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OPINION: Time To Give Genetically Modified Crops (GMOs) A Chance

Regardless of scientific consensus and countless studies endorsing the safety of genetically modified crops, the adoption of GMO food is still low in Africa. What will it take to trust Scientists on GMOs? Genetically Modified Crops Africa…
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Importance Of Organic Farming

Organic farming has its own strengths and limitations. If pesticides were to be banned from Agriculture, would organic farming sufficiently feed the world? Prof. Bitange Ndemo writes.. I recently read an article by Annie Gowen in the Washington…
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OPINION: To Impose 16% VAT On Pesticides Is Baffling, Self-defeating

The proposal to apply 16% VAT on Pesticides is baffling. It may yet come to haunt the nation through its deleterious effect on agricultural productivity. The Tax Laws (Amendment) Act 2018 ought to be properly interrogated to avoid killing agriculture,…
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Conservation Agriculture: Benefits Of Leaving Crop Residue On Your Fields

By Jacopo Parigiani, Msc. Water & Land Management As defined by FAO, Conservation Agriculture (CA) aims to achieve sustainable and profitable agriculture and subsequently aims at improved livelihoods of farmers through the application of…