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Govt plans to release Ksh 400 million to curb armyworms

The Kenyan government plans to release Ksh 400 million to curb the armyworm menace. However MPs on Saturday asked the Ministry of Agriculture to allocat Ksh 1 billion to fight the fall armyworm as experts warn pest could destroy half of Kenya’s annual maize crop. The National Assembly’s Committee on Agriculture and Irrigation urged the Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri, to declare …

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Kenya: Maize farmers at risk of losing crops USAID warns

Kenya and other major maize-producing countries in Africa could incur “staggering” food and financial losses from the invasion of a voracious pest known as the fall armyworm, a US government official warned on Tuesday. Up to 50 per cent of an annual maize crop can be destroyed by the fall armyworm, said Regina Eddy, coordinator of a US Agency for …

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Kubasu: I earn ksh 70,000 monthly from vegetable farming

One of the biggest problems facing Kenyan farmers in fertile productive agricultural areas is land fragmentation. With smaller land parcels, experts call for a rethink on how to use the land. Some locals are already changing their agricultural practices. On an eighth of an acre, Zacheaus Kubasu is earning more than his peers and has even managed to build an …

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State identifies South African exporter behind maize import

The Government has disclosed that Inter Africa Grains PTY of Johannersburg, South Africa, sold the 29,900 metric tonnes of white maize being offloaded at the Port of Mombasa. The Jubilee administration summoned all millers to help deal with cartels that have been creating a false maize shortage to raise the prices. The Central Millers Association (CMA) in a statement before …

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Kenyans rejoice as Government removes taxes on maize and wheat

Thursday was a good day for ugali lovers after the Government proposed to bring down the cost of maize significantly. This is good news for the ordinary mwananchi for whom the cost of maize flour – used to prepare Kenya’s staple dish, ugali – has gone through the roof. Reading the budget speech in Parliament, National Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry …

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Increase your maize production through good farm practices

The year 2008 marked a great turning point for Mr. Charles Boit. He quit his job as a Business Development Manager with Unilever Tea East Africa to manage his parent’s farm. The allure to return home and oversee the family agricultural enterprises was too strong and he finally had to accept that agriculture was his calling. Mr. Boit now the …

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Chickens, Maize, Post Harvest Losses

Learn about chicken housing, how to improve your maize plantation and how to properly store your grains to avoid post harvest losses.

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How to get optimum Maize yield per acre

Maize farmers in Kenya are required to ensure that their soils are well structured if they are to gain optimum yields. Every year many maize farmers suffer getting losses due to one problem or the other.  The Vertical Tillage concept, (recommended cultivation method) provides a system-based approach that focuses on methods of avoiding the creation of compacted layers in the …

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