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Africa: Irrigation doubles African food production

Food production in Africa still relies almost exclusively on rain-fed agriculture, leaving farmers and rural communities vulnerable to increasingly erratic rainfall patterns and extreme...

East Africa: FAO boosts solar powered irrigation systems (SPIS) for East Africa

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Wednesday unveiled a toolbox to help promote solar powered irrigation across the East Africa region. Michael Gitonga,...

Crop Prospects and Food Situation Report, No. 3, September 2018

The Crop Prospects and Food Situation Report, No. 3, September 2018 was released by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization on 20th September 2018. The...

Kenya: UAP Old Mutual Group pays tobacco farmers Ksh 48 Million

UAP Old Mutual Group has fulfilled their mandate has a worthy Agric insurance company by compensating Kenyan tobacco farmers with Ksh 48 Million. Over 1,000...

Kenya: President Kenyatta sign Sh23bn Deals With U.S. Firms for Food...

Kenya has signed agreements with US companies allowing $238 million (Sh23bn) of investments in wind power and food security. President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday urged...

Kenya: South Africa lifts 11-year avocado ban

Kenya can now export avocados to South Africa after 11 years of the market being closed due to fruit fly menace. This follows fruitful talks...

Kenya: Cotton farmers to get subsidized seeds

Big opportunities for smallholder farmers as the cotton farmers get seeds at subsidized rates According to the Kenya Agriculture Research Principal Secretary Professor Hamadi Boga, Poor...

Kenya National Food Fortification Reference Laboratory to benefit consumer

The newly launched Kenya National Food Fortification Reference Laboratory by the Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology (JKUAT) is well equipped to fight...

Acting to prevent Humanitarian emergencies in Kenya, Somalia, and Ethiopia

Intervening early in countries predicted to be hit by natural disasters can prevent threats from becoming humanitarian emergencies, or can mitigate their impacts, according...

50th International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) Board Meeting

The 50th International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) Board Meeting is scheduled to hold on the 20th October 2018. The meeting would be in Nairobi, Kenya.