The first locally-bred hybrid rice seed will be available to farmers from next week.
The CS said the co-operative societies would be used to store subsidised farm inputs imported by the national government and cut transport costs incurred by farmers.
As the General Elections are nearing, politics is getting hotter and one man knows this too well. But when things get too thick, he knows where to get some refreshing aura to refresh his energies — his farm.
While some farmers are so dependent on the rains, others have ‘wisened up’ and realised the opening up of heavens has come unreliable.
My farm in Naivasha – Nature Kuku - conducts training for poultry farmers nearly every month.
When rains come, farmers rejoice because it is a good thing. But even with this blessing called rains, there’s a downside. Excessive moisture can cause a number of problems for gardeners — crop diseases.
In October last year, fish farmers at Nyenye Beach in Siaya County suffered massive losses after strong currents ripped through 128 cages killing more than 200, 000 fish.
Last week, I went to Rift Valley and made an interesting observation on the grazing behaviour of many livestock farmers. Due to the drought conditions and feed scarcity, they are allowing their cattle to feed near swamps.
Before Fridah Gatwiri could confidently say, with pride, that she is a farmer, she had contemplated quitting altogether.
Mrs Muthee, a veteran poulty farmer occasionally calls my office to give updates on developments in her farm.
Two very muhimu things happened in this our Democratic and Sovereign Republic of Kenya, the economic giant of Afrika ya Mashariki and an island of peace.
Crop farmers in Kenya will access high quality seed varieties at affordable prices to increase yields and boost food security.
Finally the Facebook generation is gradually beginning to embrace agriculture as a worthwhile side hustle. A new report shows the group popularly known as the millenials, are beginning to embrace farming.
The planting season is fast approaching and seed sellers are at it again — deceiving unsuspecting farmers. Season after season farmers have been complaining about the quality of seeds on sale.