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Milk supply; Why data tells only half the story

By Chris Silali and Chris Shimba

The dairy industry in Kenya is a significant agricultural sub-sector contributing to the national economy, household incomes and food security. It contributes 40 per cent to the agricultural GDP and 4 per cent to

Turning Around Water Utilities in Northern Kenya

Water sector development in Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASAL), especially in Northern Kenya, has been lagging behind as compared to other regions in Kenya. This is partly blamed on the high poverty index of about 70%, which has been pushing …

Public Private Partnership for Improved Extension Services

Kenya has a long history of public agricultural extension services. In the past, the government was solely responsible for the provision of extension services through the Ministry of Agriculture. Today, the government extension officials to farmer ratio is very minimal …

New Rangeland Management Plan Kicks Off

At Kenya Markets Trust, we acknowledge sustainable rangeland management practices as one of the means of transforming the livestock sector in the country.

Sustainable Rangeland Management (SRM) refers to practices and technologies that aim to integrate the management of land

We can turn curse of Laikipia conflicts into blessing

Abdikarim Daud

Adaud@kenyamarkets.org

Parents are supposed to love, support and create an environment of beautiful upbringing. The sad reality is that this is not always the case. The responsibility becomes even wider for parents when it comes to considering the …

Dealing with Counterfeit Problem in Crop Seeds Sector

The planting seasons in Kenya are generally characterised by high demand for certified seeds against low supply. As a result, shady seed merchants  have been taking farmers for a ride by selling them counterfeit seed. These seeds are packaged in …

Unlocking the Financing Gap in Kenya’s Water Sector

Universal access to clean and safe drinking water continues to be a global and national challenge. It is estimated that 663 million people worldwide still use unimproved drinking water sources, including unprotected wells, springs and surface water. Nearly half of …

Improving livelihoods through diversified agriculture

John Ouma is among the numerous farmers in Bungoma County who specializes in maize farming. He however says that his average harvest from his 6-acre farm has been a mere 18 bags, against an expected average of 40 bags per …