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Cinnamon: Old, sweet spice that colours most kitchens
Cinnamon is also known as sweet wood and it is one of the oldest known spices. Though it can be lucrative, it is grown by a few farmers in Kenya. [iStock Photo]
By Jennifer Anyango 2 months ago
Cinnamon: Old, sweet spice that colours most kitchens
Mint: Sweet and cooling herb you cannot ignore
Mint, also known as Mentha, has been long known as a herbal remedy, easing upset stomachs, calming stress and anxiety, and promoting restful sleep, according to healthline.com.
By Jennifer Anyango 2 months ago
Mint: Sweet and cooling herb you cannot ignore
Coffee producers want bloc to declare crop strategic commodity
Agriculture ministers say the crop is as source of livelihood for many of the continent’s farmers. Summit of 25 countries in Nairobi highlights need to improve performance of the industry.
By Jennifer Anyango 2 months ago
Coffee producers want bloc to declare crop strategic commodity
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Drought slowed down growth of agricultural sector last year
Agriculture declined by 0.2 per cent last year, the only sector that did not record growth as Kenya’s economy rebounded to grow at 7.5 per cent.
By Jennifer Anyango 3 months ago
Drought slowed down growth of agricultural sector last year
Tips on growing tasty cassava loved by clients
Cassava produces about ten times more carbohydrates than most cereals per unit area, and are ideal for production in marginal and drought-prone areas, the KALRO says.
By Jennifer Anyango 4 months ago
Tips on growing tasty cassava loved by clients
Sh63.9b to tame food insecurity, climate disaster
Farmers have received a major boost after Treasury Cabinet Secretary Ukur Yatani allocated an additional Sh2.7 billion to the fertiliser subsidy programme.
By Jennifer Anyango 4 months ago
Sh63.9b to tame food insecurity, climate disaster
Steps to cut through the crowded banana market
The soil should be well-nourished to feed your plant. It is important to provide at least 12 hours of sunlight to encourage growth.
By Jennifer Anyango 4 months ago
Steps to cut through the crowded banana market
‘Minji’: Central Kenya’s beloved legume creeps up across the borders
The varieties available locally are sweet, snow and snap peas. Of these, snow pea is the most popular variety grown in Kenya.
By Jennifer Anyango 4 months ago
 ‘Minji’: Central Kenya’s beloved legume creeps up across the borders
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Eggplant: The vegetable lifting farmers' fortunes
It is a perennial crop, with the unripe fruit is consumed as cooked vegetable. It is low in calories, fats and a good source of vitamins and minerals.
By Jennifer Anyango 4 months ago
Eggplant: The vegetable lifting farmers' fortunes
Reap a pretty profit from protein-rich soybean
As a versatile legume, the soybean is a common cash crop that produces twice as much yield per acre as most other vegetables or grains.
By Jennifer Anyango 5 months ago
Reap a pretty profit from protein-rich soybean
How to grow pumpkins for commercial purposes
The common varieties include white giant from South Africa, Israel giant, Egyptian giant, ‘Squach’ and ‘Dola’.
By Jennifer Anyango 5 months ago
How to grow pumpkins for commercial purposes
The art of farming healthy roses: Eleven things you need to know
The crop does well in sunlight, humid and moderate temperatures of between 15 degrees to 28 degrees celcius is ideal for rose cultivation.
By Jennifer Anyango 5 months ago
The art of farming healthy roses: Eleven things you need to know
Amazing health benefits of courgette
Besides being great in various recipes, Zucchini has no fat, contains a lot of water and fibre.
By Jennifer Anyango 6 months ago
Amazing health benefits of courgette
Celery: Low-calorie veggie for fitness fanatics
Grown for its stalks, leaves and seeds, its demand is increasing as people become more health-conscious.
By Jennifer Anyango 6 months ago
Celery: Low-calorie veggie for fitness fanatics
Jackfruit: Giant fruit that can change your fortunes
Jackfruit grows best in deep, sandy loam to clay loam soils of medium fertility with good drainage.
By Jennifer Anyango 6 months ago
Jackfruit: Giant fruit that can change your fortunes
How farmers can beat shocks of climate change, gain food security
Food insecurity attributed to unreliable weather patterns occasioned by climate change. Farmers urged to embrace technology, resilient varieties.
By Jennifer Anyango 6 months ago
How farmers can beat shocks of climate change, gain food security
The season of plums! Learn and cash in on it
Plum cultivars include Shiro, Harry pickstone, Reubennel, Santa rosa, Burbank, Satsuma (Red Cardinal or Blood plum), Methyl, Cherry plum and Kelsey.
By Jennifer Anyango 6 months ago
The season of plums! Learn and cash in on it
Report raises alarm over dire hunger situation in Kenya
Kenya’s hunger situation is worrying, a new report shows.
By Jennifer Anyango 6 months ago
Report raises alarm over dire hunger situation in Kenya
It is raining mangoes! But where is the money?
Mango yields depend on the variability and climatic conditions in a particular region.
By Jennifer Anyango 6 months ago
It is raining mangoes! But where is the money?
Once forgotten, sweet potato is now hot cake
The popular sweet potato is well known for its great source of fibre, vitamins and minerals such as beta-carotene that acts as powerful anti-oxidants.
By Jennifer Anyango 7 months ago
Once forgotten, sweet potato is now hot cake
Peach: Tantalising fruit with a delicate aroma
There is local and international market for fruits that have been growing steadily over the years.
By Jennifer Anyango 7 months ago
Peach: Tantalising fruit with a delicate aroma
Cinnamon: Old, sweet spice that colours most kitchens
Cinnamon is also known as sweet wood and it is one of the oldest known spices. Though it can be lucrative, it is grown by a few farmers in Kenya. [iStock Photo]
By Jennifer Anyango 2 months ago
Cinnamon: Old, sweet spice that colours most kitchens
Mint: Sweet and cooling herb you cannot ignore
Mint, also known as Mentha, has been long known as a herbal remedy, easing upset stomachs, calming stress and anxiety, and promoting restful sleep, according to healthline.com.
By Jennifer Anyango 2 months ago
Mint: Sweet and cooling herb you cannot ignore
Coffee producers want bloc to declare crop strategic commodity
Agriculture ministers say the crop is as source of livelihood for many of the continent’s farmers. Summit of 25 countries in Nairobi highlights need to improve performance of the industry.
By Jennifer Anyango 2 months ago
Coffee producers want bloc to declare crop strategic commodity
Premium
Drought slowed down growth of agricultural sector last year
Agriculture declined by 0.2 per cent last year, the only sector that did not record growth as Kenya’s economy rebounded to grow at 7.5 per cent.
By Jennifer Anyango 3 months ago
Drought slowed down growth of agricultural sector last year
Tips on growing tasty cassava loved by clients
Cassava produces about ten times more carbohydrates than most cereals per unit area, and are ideal for production in marginal and drought-prone areas, the KALRO says.
By Jennifer Anyango 4 months ago
Tips on growing tasty cassava loved by clients
Sh63.9b to tame food insecurity, climate disaster
Farmers have received a major boost after Treasury Cabinet Secretary Ukur Yatani allocated an additional Sh2.7 billion to the fertiliser subsidy programme.
By Jennifer Anyango 4 months ago
Sh63.9b to tame food insecurity, climate disaster
Steps to cut through the crowded banana market
The soil should be well-nourished to feed your plant. It is important to provide at least 12 hours of sunlight to encourage growth.
By Jennifer Anyango 4 months ago
Steps to cut through the crowded banana market
‘Minji’: Central Kenya’s beloved legume creeps up across the borders
The varieties available locally are sweet, snow and snap peas. Of these, snow pea is the most popular variety grown in Kenya.
By Jennifer Anyango 4 months ago
 ‘Minji’: Central Kenya’s beloved legume creeps up across the borders
Premium
Eggplant: The vegetable lifting farmers' fortunes
It is a perennial crop, with the unripe fruit is consumed as cooked vegetable. It is low in calories, fats and a good source of vitamins and minerals.
By Jennifer Anyango 4 months ago
Eggplant: The vegetable lifting farmers' fortunes
Reap a pretty profit from protein-rich soybean
As a versatile legume, the soybean is a common cash crop that produces twice as much yield per acre as most other vegetables or grains.
By Jennifer Anyango 5 months ago
Reap a pretty profit from protein-rich soybean
How to grow pumpkins for commercial purposes
The common varieties include white giant from South Africa, Israel giant, Egyptian giant, ‘Squach’ and ‘Dola’.
By Jennifer Anyango 5 months ago
How to grow pumpkins for commercial purposes
The art of farming healthy roses: Eleven things you need to know
The crop does well in sunlight, humid and moderate temperatures of between 15 degrees to 28 degrees celcius is ideal for rose cultivation.
By Jennifer Anyango 5 months ago
The art of farming healthy roses: Eleven things you need to know
Amazing health benefits of courgette
Besides being great in various recipes, Zucchini has no fat, contains a lot of water and fibre.
By Jennifer Anyango 6 months ago
Amazing health benefits of courgette
Celery: Low-calorie veggie for fitness fanatics
Grown for its stalks, leaves and seeds, its demand is increasing as people become more health-conscious.
By Jennifer Anyango 6 months ago
Celery: Low-calorie veggie for fitness fanatics
Jackfruit: Giant fruit that can change your fortunes
Jackfruit grows best in deep, sandy loam to clay loam soils of medium fertility with good drainage.
By Jennifer Anyango 6 months ago
Jackfruit: Giant fruit that can change your fortunes
How farmers can beat shocks of climate change, gain food security
Food insecurity attributed to unreliable weather patterns occasioned by climate change. Farmers urged to embrace technology, resilient varieties.
By Jennifer Anyango 6 months ago
How farmers can beat shocks of climate change, gain food security
The season of plums! Learn and cash in on it
Plum cultivars include Shiro, Harry pickstone, Reubennel, Santa rosa, Burbank, Satsuma (Red Cardinal or Blood plum), Methyl, Cherry plum and Kelsey.
By Jennifer Anyango 6 months ago
The season of plums! Learn and cash in on it
Report raises alarm over dire hunger situation in Kenya
Kenya’s hunger situation is worrying, a new report shows.
By Jennifer Anyango 6 months ago
Report raises alarm over dire hunger situation in Kenya
It is raining mangoes! But where is the money?
Mango yields depend on the variability and climatic conditions in a particular region.
By Jennifer Anyango 6 months ago
It is raining mangoes! But where is the money?
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