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Advocates say genetically modified (GM) foods allow farmers to produce more with fewer chemicals: which means a cleaner environment and cheaper groceries for us all. But the question remains: What impact do GM foods have on our health? The answer is, no one really knows. GM foods have been on the...
The newly introduced Minimum Tax came into effect on January 1, 2021. Smallholder tea farmers affiliated to Kenya Tea Development Agency (KTDA) managed factories face an annual loss of  over Sh754 million to the new Minimum Tax. The newly introduced levy (Minimum Tax) came into effect on January 1, 2021. The amount...
The final round offers young entrepreneurs in Africa’s agricultural sector the opportunity to pitch their agribusiness proposals online to a panel of experts and investors who will select the winners. Twenty-five young African agripreneurs have advanced to the “boot camp” final round of the African Development Bank’s AgriPitch competition, stepping closer...
A fast-growing, woody grass, bamboo is one of the highly versatile giant grass that can grow in nearly any kind of climate and thrive in the poorest of soils. Utilization Bamboo is used to make a number of high-value products. Commercially, it is used for furniture and a variety of...
The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and the Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC) have signed an agreement to work together to tackle aflatoxin contamination of grains in the region to help ensure that they are safe for human and livestock consumption and meet export standards. Aflatoxin is a highly...
Africa accounts for about 12% of the world’s coffee production and the high-quality and taste of coffee from the continent are loved by coffee connoisseurs worldwide. Coffee farmer, Francois Dadi Serikpa , from Gnamagnoa in Côte d’Ivoire, joined Nestlé’s Nescafé Plan ten (10) years ago. The coffee farms that had been...
The Ministry of Agriculture is interested in collaborating with the KCB Foundation to expand ongoing programmes and learn from the Foundation’s work on training the youth on agribusiness. Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya said the ministry would seek to partner with the Foundation to ensure the challenges facing the current programmes...
An estimated one thousand smallholder tea farmers have enrolled back into Kenya Tea Development Agency (KTDA)-managed Rororok Tea Factory from multinational tea factory companies in Bomet County. The farmers claimed that the move was motivated by the fact the KTDA offered better returns to small-scale farmers as compared to the...
Twenty thousand farmers, youth and agriculture communities in Kenya stand to benefit from training programmes on sustainable agriculture practices to be launched by Corteva Agriscience, a New York Stock Exchange-listed agriculture company. The programmes will see smallholder farmers access agricultural inputs, training and market linkages to increase their harvests and...
The government has gazetted new rules that will help in the revival of sugarcane growers’ associations and streamline their operations. The guidelines are contained in Subsidiary Sugar Crop Regulations, 2020, published by the Kenya Sugar Directorate to comply with the Sugar Task Force Report. “An out-grower institution that intends to be...

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