Smart Harvest

Two rival sugar factories under pressure to reach truce
  Comments - 1 month ago

The feud has resulted in the cancellation of Busia Sugar's permit.

Wheat prices up by Sh400 per 90kg bag
  Comments - 1 month ago

The Agriculture Ministry has announced an increment in wheat prices from Sh3,000 per 90kg bag to Sh3,400 as production in Narok expected to drop by 50 percent due to erratic rainfall.

Coffee farmers struggle to recover losses
  Comments - 1 month ago

Early flowering gives hope to coffee production, which fell from 35 million in 2016 to 19 million by June this year.

Laikipia farmers decry 'forceful eviction' of their workers ahead of polls
  Comments - 1 month ago

Conservationists and farmers want more personnel deployed in the area ahead of next month's elections.

German organisation embarks on training to boost potato production
  Comments - 1 month ago

German aid organization (GIZ) has embarked on a training program to boost potato farming in areas where climatic conditions favour the crop in Nyandarua and Bungoma Counties.

Wakulima Market, where 'filth' makes it to your plate
  Comments - 1 month ago

A stream of raw sewage snakes its way from the roadside, cutting through piles of mangoes that are neatly arranged for sale.

State pays farmers’ debt after 19 years
  Comments - 1 month ago

Sh500 million bail out announced by the Government in March is being channelled through co-operatives

Farmers want government to control consumption of green maize
  Comments - 1 month ago

A farmers' lobby group has called on the national government to come up with a policy to guide sale and consumption of green maize.

Farmers get back title deeds after Uhuru orders waiver on loans
  Comments - 1 month ago

A section of farmers who had taken loans with the Agricultural Finance Corporation (AFC) have received back their titles deeds.

Production of purple tea gains momentum in Kenya
  Comments - 1 month ago

Just like the black tea, the variety, which was released after 25 years of research, matures in three years and if proper crop husbandry is applied, one bush can produce between 1.5 to 3kg per year.

Fish packaging: With ban on plastics, crisis looms
  Comments - 1 month ago

Fishermen are staring at a crisis as the ban on plastic bags approaches. They said they have no way of packaging fish other than in plastic bags.

I started with four heifers, now I run this dairy empire
  Comments - 1 month ago

Thirty-year-old graduate farmer has established a commercial dairy unit and perfected the art of silage making, a skill he teaches other farmers for a fee

Fatal disease that is every poultry farmer's headache
  Comments - 1 month ago

Our company recently participated in one of the national agricultural exhibitions. As a way of encouraging farmer participation, I always ask them what topics they would like to have covered in Smart Harvest.

Yes, it is possible to grow big juicy water melons
  Comments - 1 month ago

Is there a ‘secret’ to growing water melons? This is the question one reader asked me recently.

FOLLOW US TODAY