Agro Food

Farming key to upper middle income status

Farming key to upper middle income status

The outputs of Kenya’s agricultural sector, if targeted as a raw material for use by industry, could easily transform the country into an upper-middle-income economy in one generat…...

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Company plans Sh50m avocado farm

Company plans Sh50m avocado farm

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How sorghum is giving Kerio Valley peace, prosperity

How sorghum is giving Kerio Valley peace, prosperity

The arid Kerio Valley in Elgeyo Marakwet County is known for pastoralism. However, this source of livelihood has over the years proved unreliable, unsustainable and even dangerous d…...

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Kenya eyes tech cocktail to secure lucrative mango export market

Kenya eyes tech cocktail to secure lucrative mango export market

It is yet another mango harvesting season in Eastern Kenya, but as it has always been over the years, local fruit growers here might not pocket much from the harvests. Straddling be…...

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Fresh produce exporters hope for continuity in post-Brexit era

Fresh produce exporters hope for continuity in post-Brexit era

Actors in Kenya’s multibillion tea and horticultural industry are hoping for a smooth transition even as the United Kingdom, a key market for their produce, exits the European Unio…...

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Ugandan beef 'will have honoured place' in UK - PM

Ugandan beef 'will have honoured place' in UK - PM

Sign up now for Africa Food Show, June 24-26 2020, Nairobi, Kenya: http://africafoodshow.com/Jan. 22 2020 - Beef produced in Uganda will have an honoured place on the UKs supermarke…...

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Local coffee now fastest selling

Local coffee now fastest selling

Coffee grown, manufactured and packaged in the country is selling more than imported varieties such as Nescafé, in supermarkets. The increasing sales are attributed to improved…...

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The distinction of Coffee Advance Revolving Fund

The distinction of Coffee Advance Revolving Fund

Barely two weeks ago, the Ministry of Finance gazetted the much awaited regulations to operationalise the access of the promised Coffee Cherry Advance Revolving Fund by the coffee f…...

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Kenya urgently needs an independent food safety regulator

Kenya urgently needs an independent food safety regulator

Dec. 9 2019 Over the years, food safety concerns have been largely ignored by relevant stakeholders with serious consequences for Kenyan consumers.It is evident from recent reports …...

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Ethiopia is making maps to help improve soil health

Ethiopia is making maps to help improve soil health

Healthy soils are vital to human survival. They play a pivotal role in feeding global populations – after all, food is grown in soil. Healthy soils grow more crops and allow for nu…...

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