Sustainable Farming

Ecosystem approaches to agriculture in Kenya

Elnino: Kenya to experience “Significant” rains

In a recent turn of events, President William Ruto revealed that Kenya would not experience the anticipated El-Nino rains, as initially predicted by the Kenya Meteorological Department. Instead, the weather forecast has been scaled down to shorter rains, which could hold significant benefits for the...
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Why Young People are Embracing Farming to Make Money

In Kenya, a significant shift is taking place as an increasing number of young people are venturing into the field of farming. Traditionally, agriculture was seen as a career path reserved for older generations, but the tide is turning. This article delves into the reasons...
quinoa farmer

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)...
eucalyptus tree farming

Eucalyptus Tree Farming in Kenya: A Profitable Business

Eucalyptus tree farming is a profitable business that can be started by farmers in Kenya. Eucalyptus trees are fast-growing and can be harvested for their wood, bark, and leaves. The wood can be used for construction, furniture, and papermaking. The bark can be used for...
weed spraying

Opinion: Is Crop Protection Harmful?

There is a certain state of mind where someone is so sure something is true they consider all information as proof and ignore everything that suggests otherwise. It’s how the majority of the world’s population believed the Earth was flat long after measurements showed the...
dairy farming Kenya

Listen to the Profitable Voice of the Farm

Land is regarded as Africa’s most valuable asset. Land is also a unique factor of production as it is constant in supply it being God-made. Sustainable land management practices are called for to counter new challenges rising from urbanization, mining, deforestation, agricultural expansion, and infrastructure...
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Solutions towards progressive agriculture policies

The Agriculture and Food Authority Act No. 13 of 2013 consolidates the laws on the regulation and promotion of agriculture; it establishes the Agriculture and Food Authority, AFA (the authority which is the regulator), and makes provision for the respective roles of the national and...
agribusiness and youth

Govt should not make Agribusiness Strategies without involving the youth

Recently, there has been an upsurge in the number of youth-centric initiatives from government reinventing the National Youth Policy, launching the Kenya Youth in Agribusiness Strategy to the influx of donor-funded programs targeting the youth. Whereas the programs mean well to cure the ailing unemployment...
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Opportunities presented by the Kenya Youth Agribusiness Strategy

The Kenya Youth Agribusiness Strategy was developed by the Ministry of Agriculture Livestock Fisheries and Irrigation in consultation with the County Governments and Developed partners to run from 2017 to 2021 with a view to the increasing meaning and sustainable youth participation in the agricultural...

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...