Lack of storage facilities still a major problem for farmers – Study

The aged-old lack of prescribed storage facilities for foodstuff, resulting in post-harvest losses remains a barrier to the growth of the agriculture sector, a multi-country study in Ghana and Kenya has revealed. The study, which sought to analyse market challenges … Continue reading Lack of storage facilities still a major problem for farmers – Study

Kenya: Credit guarantees drive financial product innovation for smallholder farmers

The Opportunity — Enhancing smallholder productivity through financing Francis Njane is a Kenyan horticulture farmer from Laikipia County whose yields have quadrupled since joining the Burguret Self-Help Group. The six-member farmers’ group, formed in early 2019, has enhanced members’ productivity … Continue reading Kenya: Credit guarantees drive financial product innovation for smallholder farmers

Digital solutions enhance resilience of Kenya’s agriculture sector amid Covid-19 pressures

Kenya’s farmers are currently facing two distinct crises: coronavirus and a locust invasion. However, the ongoing uptake of digital solutions is helping to strengthen resilience in the agriculture sector and ensure that fresh produce can still reach consumers. The broader … Continue reading Digital solutions enhance resilience of Kenya’s agriculture sector amid Covid-19 pressures

‘UK ready to scale up trade with Kenya due to new Trade Agreement’ – Jane Marriott

British High Commissioner to Kenya Jane Marriott has issued a statement, saying that the UK has reaffirmed its commitment to scale-up trade with Kenya. She added that her country was keen on seeing the foreign currency revenues back into a … Continue reading ‘UK ready to scale up trade with Kenya due to new Trade Agreement’ – Jane Marriott

Kenya: Agric Ministry develops youth programme to address agribusiness challenges

The Agriculture Ministry, Kenya, has developed the Enable Youth Programme (EYP) to address challenges affecting youth in agribusiness. Speaking on Spice FM, CAS Anne Nyaga said the EYP was reached on following countrywide consultation on ills affecting youth eyeing agribusiness. … Continue reading Kenya: Agric Ministry develops youth programme to address agribusiness challenges