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‘Makuti’ roofs creates millionaire farmers

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Palm branches, commonly called makuti, are fast rising as a symbol of prestige and a cultural attraction in coastal hotels.

‘Makuti’ roofs creates millionaire farmers

By BY BOB KOIGI | 7 years ago

Kenya genetic cotton linked to rise in voracious pest

Kenya genetic cotton linked to rise in voracious pest

In an ironical twist, the genetically engineered cotton varieties to be embraced by farmers on large scale have now been linked to destructive aphids.

By BOB KOIGI | 8 years ago

Scientists fight locusts with green pesticide

Scientists want widespread uptake of a locust bio-pesticide, whose success in Tanzania saved over 15 million people from starvation.

By BOB KOIGI | 8 years ago

Kenya loses out to Sudan on lucrative gum tree

Sudan rakes in more than Sh4 billion a year from exporting 38,000 tonnes of gum arabic while Kenya harvests a paltry 150 tonnes.

By BOB KOIGI | 8 years ago

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