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Winners of Resolution Social Venture Challenge agents of change in their communities

21 African social entrepreneurs have been named winners in the Resolution Social Venture Challenge. Impact evaluation data shows that an average of 3,200 community members benefits per fellowship awarded

20 Jul 2017

Smallholder farmers in Kenya in the race against climate change

By adopting agroforestry and improved agricultural practices, a community in western Kenya has increased their income and improved their living standards. They are now training other farmers to do the same

By Susan Onyango 11 Jul 2017

Kenya's horticulture sector to undergo major changes as new standard comes into play

According to FPEAK Chairman, Apollo Owuor, Kenya's horticulture sector is set to undergo major changes as the country fights to consolidate its international markets

28 Jun 2017

Clues and solutions to Kenya's puzzling food price crisis

The Kenyan government has from time to time applied input subsidies to reduce the cost of production. But they haven't always produced the desired effect

By Timothy Njagi Njeru 2 Jun 2017

Digitised loan payments a boost for smallholder farmers in Kenya

One Acre Fund and Citi Inclusive Finance successfully digitised loan repayments for farmers in Kenya - boosting transparency and efficiency, driving economic opportunity and financial inclusion for thousands of smallholders

1 Jun 2017

Elanco receives $2.86m grant to address food insecurity in East Africa

Elanco Animal Health has received a $2.86m grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to provide sustainable development solutions in order to address food insecurity in East African countries

25 May 2017

Kenya eyes blue economy to net more from fishing

"The vast coastal and marine water resources Kenya is endowed with is geared towards the sustainable use of the oceans for societal benefits."

By Winnie Atieno 4 May 2017

Crop-killing armyworm caterpillar reaches Rwanda, Kenya

Rwanda's government announced on Wednesday, 19 April, it had discovered Fall armyworm on its crops, making it the third east African country afflicted by the plant-eating pest also recently spotted in Kenya.

21 Apr 2017

Collaboration brings Pannar maize varieties to more farmers in Kenya

Pannar Seed, a DuPont seed business in Africa, recently announced the appointment of a local leading agri-input supplier, Elgon Kenya Limited, as its distributor within Kenya for its maize hybrids

13 Apr 2017

Maize farmers worried as worms attack farms

"The infestation of this pest in maize plantation in this region signals a tough economic season for farmers since we had not anticipated it in our farming budget."

By Philip Bwayo and Barnabas Bii 11 Apr 2017

Kenyan avocado farmers receive GlobalG.A.P. certification

More than 300 Kenyan farmers have received GlobalG.A.P. certification - opening the door to the European market - with support from the International Trade Centre

10 Apr 2017

Distell secures majority stake in Kenya-based KWAL

Liquor group Distell has secured a majority stake in the Kenya-based KWAL, which manufactures spirits and wine, for an undisclosed sum

5 Apr 2017

As farmers chop maize for cattle feed, food security worries grow

Turning maize to silage makes sense for dairy farmers and cattle - but could it lead to food shortages?

By Caroline Wambui 4 Apr 2017

Collective land tenure is under threat in Kenya. Why it needs to be protected

Pastoralism is the main production system practiced by communities who live in rangelands and dry lands which are usually arid or semi-arid. But pastoral communities are facing increasing pressure on their land

By Timothy Njagi Njeru 28 Mar 2017

Edible oils now on EAC list of sensitive goods

Regional trade ministers have included edible oils manufactured in the EAC on the list of sensitive products, paving the way to increase the import duty levied on them

By Christabel Ligami 16 Mar 2017

EAC states now act on overfishing to save stocks in Lake Victoria

Faced with dwindling fish stocks in Lake Victoria, East African states have moved to institute stringent measures to control fishing in the shared water body

By Halima Abdallah 15 Mar 2017

MasterCard assists 1.1 million African smallholder farmers

The MasterCard Foundation has committed a total of $38.3 million for programmes to improve productivity and market access for farmers in 11 African countries

7 Mar 2017

Dairy farmers to benefit from solar-powered coolers

Researchers at Germany's University of Hohenheim have developed solar-powered milk cooling refrigerators for small dairy farmers

By Kennedy Senelwa 1 Mar 2017

As solar refrigerator keeps mangoes cold, farmers' profits heat up

Solar-powered cold storage and biological pest control are helping protect Kenya's mangoes from climate change

By Leopold Obi 22 Feb 2017

Indian Ocean states move to avert tuna stocks depletion

Tuna Fisheries are to feature prominently in future as the South West Indian Ocean Commission now moves to adopt a draft protocol on access to fishing grounds by foreign vessels

By Sylivester Domasa 17 Feb 2017

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