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High fuel costs, input taxes lower cereals acreage

• North Rift farmers to reduced maize, wheat acreage due to high production costs, citing higher fuel taxes and input ...

Why state is pushing agrifood innovations

The initiatives will enhance commercial production of food by farming

Farmers to benefit from launch of pest, and weed app

The app was introduced in Kenya owing to high internet connectivity rates.

Toward healthier disease free potatoes

Dr Magembe is seeking to counter common potato diseases by improving varieties

Safeguarding drought animals in a modern African setting

Animals are goaded through overloading of cargo, longer working hours, beating, poor feeding

Donkey hide trade is not a sustainable business model for Kenya

Kenya declared donkeys as animals to be used as food animals in 1999

Everyone’s effort is needed in fight against zoonotic diseases

  • Among the emerging infectious diseases over 75 per cent are zoonotic.
  • There are many zoonotic ...

Donkey farmers protest freeze on ban blocking donkey slaughter

Donkey farmers protest freeze on ban blocking donkey slaughter

Kenyan scientist among leaders in Crispr technology

Dr Hussein grew up in a remote village in Isiolo and is now at the forefront of genetic engineering

Kenyan Government approves genetically modified cassava

The genetically modified cassava is resistant to cassava brown streak disease

Migori sweet potato farmers excited about Sh110m processing plant

Processing plant to end years of suffering at the hands of middlemen.

Donkey vaccination programme key in addressing diseases

Tetanus is a highly fatal disease that also affects donkeys

Kenyan gene hacker moves to defeat witchweed

Prof Runo has edited the DNA of sorghum to make it resistant to the notorious weed

Dr Mwimali's journey towards more profitable GM maize farming

A difficult childhood pushed him to become one of Kenya's leading agricultural scientists

We must help small farmers on Antimicrobial resistance usage

  •  Antimicrobial agents, therefore, play a critical role in safeguarding human health, animal health, food ...

Animal welfare activists to challenge court ruling on donkey

Last week a Naivasha court lifted the ban imposed last year by Agriculture CS Peter Munya.

Clean water for animals, remedy in realization of food security

Animals take in more water daily than feed, after all.