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Apply and get a chance to win USD5,000 at the MTFC Innov8Agric Challenge

Applications are now open for the maiden edition of MTFC Innov8Agric Challenge. The innovation challenge is a key event at this year’s edition of Meet The Farmer’s Conference will host young farmers, agropreneurs, and Innovators in the Agric Value Chain to compete for the grand Prize of 5,000USD, an all expense paid trip to Dubai for the Grand Finale, access …

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Apply: Africa’s Agripreneurs Summit 2018

The Africa’s Agripreneurs Summit is a two day summit covered with knowledge, answers, networks and unending solutions from 20 speakers who are key players in the industry. The Summit will try to answer some of the major problems affecting farmers in Kenya and provide solutions through more than 20 sessions that will cover 2 days. The summit has a target …

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Sugar Scandal: Why you should switch to honey

The sugar we put in our tea everyday could be poisoning us slowly according to a report by the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS). Recent tests on one of the consignments seized in the ongoing crackdown on contraband sugar that has flooded the Kenyan market, found that there were 20.7 milligrams of the metal per Kg of sugar. Up-to 20 …

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Young farmers to benefit from Sorghum Farming

Kenya Breweries Limited (KBL) is looking for young farmers growing white sorghum (Gadam and Silo Varieties) to be used in the manufacture of low-end beer like the Senator Keg. The beer made from white sorghum aims to reduce the intake of illicit brews in Kenya which is harmful to people. Kenya Breweries Limited (KBL) will provide fast maturing seeds, free …

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Avocado Farmers to benefit from ready market from Habex Agro

Avocado farmers in Kenya are reaping big with the recent rise in demand for avocados both locally and internationally. More and more farmers are fast changing tune to avocado farming as they seek to grab a piece of pie from the lucrative industry. Avocado farming is the next game changer export crop of the future due to its huge demand …

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Maize Scandal: The Pain of a Kenyan Farmer

The pain of maize farming is real! Maize farmers in Kenya have gone through a lot of challenges in the past years that have nearly brought them to their knees. The challenges ranging from drought, Lethal Necrosis Disease to Fall Army Worms attacks has nearly crippled maize farming to the point that many maize farmers are almost giving up and …

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KALRO: Chemicals to curb Fall Army Worms

Fall army worms are a menace. Maize farmers in Kenya are not sleeping in fear of the losses the army worms are inflicting on their farms. KALRO (Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organisation)  has recommended the following chemicals to curb this threat: Acephate (e.g. Orthene Pellet) Abamectin + Chlorantraniliprole (e.g. Voliam Targo 063 SC) Chlorantraniliprole (e.g. Coragen 20SC) Lufenuron (e.g. …

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Kambi Kuku: Uasin Gishu launches First Poultry Auction

Deputy President William Ruto on Saturday launched a poultry auction at Kambi Kuku Uasin Gishu County. The poultry auction the first of its kind, brought a 5,000 chickens from farmers in Juakali, Turbo and its environs. Kambi Kuku is a makeshift marketplace built around the bumps of the Eldoret-Malava road.This is where William Ruto spent his youthful days selling chicken …

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Kapsuswa Farm: Farmers should plant trees to save the environment

In a bid of conserving the environment and increasing Kenya’s tree cover Kapsuswa Farm has planted 9,600 trees at their farm located in Sugoi, Turbo. Kapsuswa Farm, which was awarded the best large scale farm in Uasin Gishu award by Equity Bank in 2017, has decided to play its part to help bring Kenya’s green back and help save the …

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