Farmers urged to innovative to meet international market demand

Stakeholders in the agriculture sector have been urged to increase value for their crops to enable competitiveness in the international market. Speaking During a meet the farmers’ forum held in Nairobi, the head of Dubai Chamber of Commerce Kenyan office, Michael Gathu noted that local farmers need to create an identity for locally produced agricultural goods. READ ALSO: Increased Security investment Soaring Kenyas’ Tourism “We are working to bridge the Gap and make trade easier between Middle East and Africa by identifying the needs of the international market and coming up…

Kitui County gangs funds Towards Climate Change Adaptation

Claire Nasike, Greenpeace Africa’s Food for Life Campaigner, has applauded the Kitui County government for endorsing a law that will see its 1% annual budget driven towards climate change adaptation. “Greenpeace Africa commends the move by the Kitui county government to help vulnerable communities adapt to adverse weather patterns caused by climate change,” said madam Nasike. With the county’s budget this financial year (2018/19) standing at Sh11.7 billion, it means the county will spend at least Sh117 million in climate change initiatives. This will ensure that farmers build resilience against future…

How a Kenyan coffee farmer uses cow dung to produce energy

Zeddy Rotich, a coffee farmer from Kericho County, explains to CNN how she uses cow dung to power her biogas stove. “Initially we are faced with so many challenges, struggling and getting firewood. And especially during the rainy season, wood fuel does not burn up, does not produce energy for cooking. With these many challenges of collecting firewood, we decided to come together as a group, that is a group of three hundred women. We wanted to construct some biogas units, at least ten every year for the women.” On…

Agrarians earn high using conservation agribusiness

Smallholder farmers in Kenya are increasing maize yields and have reduced production risk by 30 per cent thanks to a conservation agriculture project. Declining soil fertility in recent years, increasing soil erosion and droughts due to climate change, have dipped farmers’ yields which has contributed to a rise in poverty and hunger. Maize is a staple crop for the country, and legumes an important dietary protein source for the rural poor. To sustainably increase the yields of these crops, and to engage the poorest and most vulnerable within the sector,…

Beautifying your garden at no extra cost

Simple concrete pots are an excellent way to update your back and front garden without spending a fortune, while also adding a new texture to it. Even without a garden, concrete planters can be used to add outdoor feel to the aesthetics of a facility or a home. Concrete planter boxes, pots and vessels are versatile and easy to use, and with so many sizes available, you can transplant existing flowers and shrubs, or do a whole new update for every season. For people who like to move plants around…