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Ghana: Gambian delegation visits R&B Farms to learn best practices

A delegation from the Gambian Ministry of Fisheries has paid a working visit to the R&B Farms Limited, a wholly-owned Ghanaian earthen pond farms at Gomoa Nsuaem in the Central Region, to learn best practices in aquaculture. The team was led by Mr Omar S.M. Gibba, the Chief Director of the Gambian Ministry of Fisheries, … Continue reading Ghana: Gambian delegation visits R&B Farms to learn best practices

Kenyan farmers benefit from free avocado seedlings

A section of avocado farmers drawn from Kisii and Nyamira counties have reason to smile after Dagoretti North Legislator Simba Arati provided them with over 18,000 Hass avocado seedlings. Distributing the seedlings at Motonto village in Bobasi Constituency of Kisii County, the lawmaker said the farmers will reap greatly from the improved variety of avocados. … Continue reading Kenyan farmers benefit from free avocado seedlings

African Plant Nutrition Institute sponsors Prof. Kwame Agyei Frimpong for Executive Masters Programme in Precision Agriculture

The Vice-Dean of the School of Agriculture of the University of Cape Coast, Prof. Kwame Agyei Frimpong, has been offered sponsorship to the tune of $ 11,200 to participate in an Executive Master of Science in Precision Agriculture at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P) in Morocco. The eight-week programme which is developed by the African … Continue reading African Plant Nutrition Institute sponsors Prof. Kwame Agyei Frimpong for Executive Masters Programme in Precision Agriculture

Beekeeping at risk in Kenya due increased investment in farming and use of pesticides

Mzee William Kisang was all set for his retirement and after serving the government as a chief, he knew he wanted to practice beekeeping at his home in Kararia location of Marakwet East Sub County. This, he says, was because it doesn’t involve hard labour and with his advancing age, he didn’t need any job … Continue reading Beekeeping at risk in Kenya due increased investment in farming and use of pesticides

Want to start growing potatoes? Here are the best ultra-early potato varieties

In Russia, there are more than three hundred varieties of potatoes. They differ not only in the rate of maturation, but also in yield, purpose, and resistance to disease. Among all existing groups, ultra-ripened potato varieties are very popular. Usually they are planted in early spring, as soon as the earth warms up to a … Continue reading Want to start growing potatoes? Here are the best ultra-early potato varieties

Kenya: Animal feed prices go down, farmers laud Prez Kenyatta’s directives on reduction

Livestock farmers in Nyahururu Sub County in Laikipia County have expressed their delight after President Uhuru Kenyatta gave a directive on the reduction of the prices of animal feeds. During Mashujaa day celebrations at Wang’uru Stadium in Kirinyaga County, the President gave a directive to the Cabinet Secretaries for Agriculture and National Treasury to issue … Continue reading Kenya: Animal feed prices go down, farmers laud Prez Kenyatta’s directives on reduction

Fish farmers get boost as they receive inputs from government

Fish farmers in 15 Counties across the Kenya have received assorted inputs and equipment from the National Government to boost fisheries production. Addressing fish farmers at the Kisii Agricultural Training Centre when he launched the inputs distribution to farmers, Fisheries, Aquaculture and Blue Economy PS in the Ministry of Agriculture, Dr Francis Owino, said the … Continue reading Fish farmers get boost as they receive inputs from government

Cocoa farmers pension starts despite concerns by some farmers

A cocoa farmer’s pension scheme took effect this month, October 2021 and the scheme will enable registered cocoa farmers in any part of the Ghana to set aside a portion of their income for investment towards retirement, ill health or incapacitation. It requires farmers to contribute a minimum of five per cent of their cocoa … Continue reading Cocoa farmers pension starts despite concerns by some farmers

Value Chain Financing underpins cropping season success

The recently released Zimbabwe Agricultural Sector Survey report indicated the Government of Zimbabwe remains the lead funder of agriculture through the Climate Proofed Presidential Inputs Scheme (Pfumvudza) and the National Enhanced Agriculture Productivity Scheme formerly known as Command Agriculture. However, the report further notes that contract farming remains one of the most preferred sources of … Continue reading Value Chain Financing underpins cropping season success

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