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challenges facing maize production in Kenya

Challenges Facing Maize Production In Kenya

Maize production in Kenya is grappled by several challenges including high cost of farm inputs, fake fertilizers and most recently, the corruption scandals rocking the National Cereals Produce Board (NCPB) The NCPB Maize Scandal in a single…
Food security

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

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 his inaugural State of the Nation address to Parliament on May…
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Wasted Labour: Kenya Farmers Lose Over Sh150 Billion In Post-Harvest Losses

Post harvest losses in Kenya are startling as revealed by recent stats from the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) In 2017, Sh150 billion worth of food went to waste, tossed out or left to rot, a report that tries to track food waste…
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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…
Rose plant diseases

Common Rose Plant Diseases & How To Prevent Them

Rose plant diseases limit production and quality. The most common diseases are fungal diseases. Rose Plant Diseases Causes For the disease-causing fungi to start growing you need a combination of factors to come together at one point in time: 1)…
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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.…
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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…
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Duponchelia fovealis & How to Control Them

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 disturbed they…