Fruitful at 80: Mama Tarus Avocado and pineapple orchard
By Lynn Kolongei 05th Jul, 2022
She despises laziness, and nothing bothers her more like an unkempt farm. For this reason the grandmother chose to employ a farm manager and never a house help.


Pesticides now big threat to bee keeping
By Lynn Kolongei 03rd Jun, 2022
The volumes have reduced significantly as beekeepers are now managing barely half the produce of honey that they would harvest before.


Desperate farmers use detergents and pepper to fight armyworms
By Lynn Kolongei 30th May, 2022
Pests said to invade whenever the rains subside. The fall armyworms eats young green maize by destroying leafy parts.


Late rains, expensive fertiliser disrupt planting
By Titus Too 27th Apr, 2022
Some of the farmers interviewed say they did dry planting towards end of March and now the crops are germinating after the rains that started a few weeks ago, while others are planting now.


How cancer led farmer to go organic
By Lynn Kolongei 02nd Apr, 2022
Young farmer lost best friend to cancer and this prompted her to start growing veggies with no chemicals for the health conscious.


Fruitful at 80: Mama Tarus Avocado and pineapple orchard
By Lynn Kolongei 05th Jul, 2022
She despises laziness, and nothing bothers her more like an unkempt farm. For this reason the grandmother chose to employ a farm manager and never a house help.


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