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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 …

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 …

What can Kenya Learn from Zambia on Agricultural development?

In Zambia, smallholder farmers rely on rain-fed agriculture and constantly face challenges such as erratic rainfall, fragile soil and poor access to markets. Climate change places an additional burden on farmers’ food security by increasing the frequency and intensity of …

Embrace Use of Bio-pesticides, small-scale farmers urged

Small-scale farmers across the country have been called on to adopt the use of bio-pesticide technology in order to produce zero chemical produce which is not only safe to the environment and human health but also meets the required International …

Mbeguchoice on Hortinews Magazine

Smallholder farmers, long buffeted by lack of the right seed varieties, have found a new ally in an online tool that allows them to access over 237 seed varieties mapped by the farmers’ ecological zones within minutes. Mbegu Choice, the …

Mwea Agri-Inputs Expo

Over 3,000 farmers and 40 stakeholders in agriculture including County Government, input suppliers, traders, financial institutions, insurance firms converged at the Mwea Agriculture Expo held at Wang’uru stadium on 24th June 2016.

The Expo was organised by New Down …

Bio-pesticides to the aid of Smallholder Farmers

Kenya Markets Trust is promoting the adoption of bio-pesticides by smallholder farmers to advance climate-smart agricultural practices and safe use of pesticides to enhance compliance with food safety standards. This will increase incomes and food security in the country. Our …

Creating A New Purchasing Experience for Farmers

To improve productivity, smallholder farmers need access to quality inputs, product information, services, as well as new technologies. KMT seeks to transform the current retail practices of agrodealers to provide better value to farmers mainly through better customer service and …

Co-operatives Transforming Lives Of Smallholder Farmers

Agriculture Co-operatives play a crucial role in enhancing productivity of smallholder farmers.

 

A number of farmers’ Co-operatives in Kenya have attempted to establish inputs distribution systems to enable their members access quality inputs.  However, most of these systems have …

Demonstration Farms To Increase Farmer Productivity

Demonstration (demo) farms are the most effective extension education tools.  For smallholder farmers, demo plots provide an opportunity to demonstrate and teach appropriate technologies, as well as venues to test new methods side by side with traditional methods.  Although they …