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Quinoa: The New Cash Crop for Kenyan Farmers

Quinoa, a climate-smart crop that can withstand harsh weather conditions, was declared the crop of the year globally in 2013. A decade later, the crop has been introduced in Kenya by the Food Agriculture Organisation (FAO), and the Kenya Agriculture and Livestock Research Organisation (Kalro)...

Explosive Growth: Surging Avocado Demand Will Bring in Big Money

Kenya's growing avocado industry is aiming to double its avocado exports from Sh15 billion to Sh30 billion annually in the next five years due to increasing demand for the country's produce in the global market. Ernest Muthomi, the Chief Executive Officer of the Avocado Society...

Updates from Graduate Farmer 2023

Dear valued Graduate Farmer readers, I hope this message finds you well, despite the challenges we've all faced over the past year. For us at Graduate Farmer, it's been a time of significant changes and transitions. We've undergone a thorough reorganization of our business model to...

Africa’s farmers and workers to meet on trade and development

Nairobi, June, 2021 – Farmers in Africa have lost 80 percent of their revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Fairtrade Africa Programmes Director Chris Oluoch says the pandemic has also seen many workers lose their jobs, as companies closed shop due to lack of access to...

Proposed Bill on Beekeeping has collapsed

Beekeepers can now relax as the 2021 Livestock Bill has been suspended. Many farmers in Kenya have complained about this bill which was starting to become a sting painful than that of the bee itself. The bill sought to prohibit farmers from keeping bees for commercial...

Honey: Don’t Let Your Land Lie Idle

Sponsored: Honey is five times more expensive than oil, and its market is growing not only in Africa but around the globe, as the world commemorates International Bee Day today. One kilo of honey in Kenya costs between $6 and $11 (Ksh500-Ksh1,100), five times the...

Pump more water using the Maji Pump Solar Kit

The sun  has been with us since the world was created. It has helped plants grow by providing energy for the process of photosynthesis to occur. Photosynthesis is the way plants convert inorganic resources, such as sunlight, water, carbon dioxide, and minerals, into organic resources...