Star Farmer

Pig farming plagued by high cost of feeds, says farmer

Koome says this threatens the country's economy and food security

My yoghurt business was triggered by need to curb milk wastage

Wairima says what was being offered in the market had been manufactured with additives and preservative.

A food report late last year said production could drop by a much as 70% in some areas.

Maize harvest expected to drop by 30% but kenyans will have enough maize, says PS.

Rift farmers shift from maize to avocado, high-value crops

The farmers says this is due to poor maize prices and high cost of production

Invasive pests and diseases to rise if pesticides banned, says agrochemical association

Says it will not help especially in the tropical conditions and areas experiencing an invasion of pests

Tea saccos against loan scheme by KTDA

KTDA reduced the loan interest from 24 per cent to eight per cent.

Why it's 'illegal' for farmers to share seeds

"Under the farm-saved seeds, a farmer should not distribute seeds but should only use them for his/her benefit," said ...

Lobby calls for harmonised food policy in Africa

Kenya has a National Food Nutrition Security Policy that was enacted in 2011.

KMC to start slaughtering drought-affected animals, says CS

KMC will purchase and slaughter weak animals and Red Cross will distribute the meat as relief food

Crop insurance picks up among smallholder farmers

The Picture Based Insurance model uses satellite and smartphone imagery to assess losses.

Farmer quits coffee farming to venture in avocado business

The Murang'a grower says he grew tired of the mismanagement of sector and lack of consistent pay.

Climate change has negative impact on antimicrobial resistance

Global current use of antibiotics has increased by 65%

Sh31bn World Bank project helping farmers cope with climate change

Project targets over 500,000 farmers and pastoralists in 24 Counties

Food shortage looms as fertiliser prices hit record high

High cost of fertiliser could increase food prices next year, says researcher

Kenya to resume mango export to the EU

Trade is expected to start during the November – March 2022 season.

How Limuru farmer is changing lives through organic food

Kuria says organic agriculture is not just about growing safe food but also having healthy soils.

Maize farmers to boycott NCPB deliveries, demand higher prices

Board to buy 500,000, 50kg bags, pay Sh1,300 per bag, growers want higher prices.