Urban gardens

With the growing population in Nairobi and food safety concerns , innovative urban gardens are one means of getting fresh veggies for everyday consumption. One thing to note is that the plants are grown organically. Lizbeth Koigi is one such creative agriprenuer who demonstrates that indoor farming through vertical grow bags or custom designed containers is very practical and someone …

Future Machines

This future machines will be autonomous ,self driving and this will be maybe possible by the internet of things. The use of technology will be prominent in future. Critical question is when Africa will embrace such technology while we still facing the important challenges of food security and an inefficient food supply chain system.  

Youth and Women can Boost Agriculture in Africa

Women power Women give higher importance to feeding their families and educating their childrenthan men do. Women are also more pragmatic. For example, while men may dream of owning a cow, women will get on with the business of raising sheep, goats or poultry and providing good nutrition for their families and boosting their family income. “Women lead half of […] The post Youth and …

Taita Taveta county to boost banana farming

Newsource:TheStandard According to Agriculture Executive Davis Mwangoma, construction of a Sh116 million banana processing plant is set to start this month. The factory will be built on three acres at the new market site in Taveta. The project is partially financed by the European Union, which has given Sh110 million, while Governor Granton Samboja’s administration […] The post Taita Taveta …

Forests can be the faster solution to climate change

“This is a significant step forward, showing that forests can be a central part of the solution to climate change,” says the head of the UN-REDD Programme Secretariat, Mario Boccucci. “We have an unprecedented opportunity: political will, know-how, finance. Now we need to build on progress and scale up rapidly in the coming years.” UN Environment […] The post Forests can …

The New Tools in Agriculture

Agriculture has New Farming Tools   Farming is one of the oldest occupations in the world and has continued on with the same tools up until recently. The Green Revolution that was initiated in the the 1950s in the developed world led to increase in agricultural production. The Green Revolution brought with it new crop […] The post The New …

Digital innovations may help in agricultural challenges

Smallholder farmers produce around 80 per cent of the food consumed in Sub-Saharan Africa. How might IoT innovations develop to respond to their needs? They are confronted with challenges such as decreasing plot sizes, hostile environments (through drought, flood or soil erosion), unstable markets and the scarcity of water and energy. For many these problems […] The post Digital innovations …

Animal Feed Plan

  #NowReading | 🐄🐏🐑🐎🐖🐐🐂 Animal Feed Action Plan The @FAO guidelines to communities, countries, private sector and livestock stakeholders to optimally utilize the available 🌿🌿🌿 feed resources in East Africa Read more 👇 https://t.co/6zZtZLaKPY#ZeroHunger pic.twitter.com/TeB9R8u17N — FAO in Emergencies (@FAOemergencies) September 26, 2019  

On Food Waste

OUT NOW! new @FAO publication:: Food loss and waste and value chains – Learning guide Download! https://t.co/kDlPIgae2x #ZeroHunger #wfd2019 #foodwaste pic.twitter.com/5BUyxVXJpX — FAO in Egypt (@FAOEgypt) September 26, 2019

On Bee Keeping

Many beekeepers are having a big challenge with their beehives getting colonised by natural swarms.   Raising queens is an alternative method of getting colonies.   A queen bee determines the productivity of your beehives.   If you have a strong colony then your honey harvest will be good.   We need to pay attention to whats going on in …