ICIPE unveils new biopesticide for tick control

Real Metarhizium 7 can last up to 3 weeks reducing application intervals for the livestock farmers. Natural acaricides are safe for animals, people and the environment. They are also affordable to farmers.

How to control fall armyworms using organic methods

The fall armyworm is a heavy feeder that quickly destroys the maize crop. It can destroy an entire crop if it is not controlled on time. It can spread fast, and can fly over 30 kilometres in one night assisted by the wind.

Cassava can be processed into many products

From roots to leaves, cassava can be processed and combined with wheat, sorghum or millet to make various products such as flour, chips, bread, crisps, chapatti and biscuits for sale.

Oasis garden ensures vegetable supply

An oasis garden can provide you with vegetables and fruits all year round, especially during the dry season when vegetables are in short supply. The unpredictable and errant weather changes leave many farmers unsure of when to expect rains. Rainfall is the main source of water for irrigation for many farmers. 

Biological methods of pest control that protect environment

Biopesticides and fungicides protect humans, animals and the environment. Unlike chemicals, biopesticides and fungicides kill only the targeted pests or microorganisms. Moreover, they are cheap and do not leave any harmful residue in the soil, water or the air.

How to make feeds for free range indigenous chickens

Poultry farming is a major economic activity among rural and even urban farmers in Kenya. However, the cost of feeds is so high that farmers find it difficult to buy commercial feeds. Making own feeds at home, reduces costs and increases profit.

How to improve productivity of indigenous chickens

Indigenous chickens are becoming popular with consumers. Good selection of parent stock, eggs and proper feeding and housing can help increase income for poultry farmers.

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Mango farmers benefit immensely from collective marketing

Mango is the king of fruits. It is one of the most popular and nutritionally rich fruits with unique flavour and health promoting qualities, thus making it the most popular seasonal fruit grown in the tropics. Mango is a valuable fruit tree grown in arid and semi-arid regions in Kenya where income generating activities available to the resource poor farmers are limited.

Starting an organic food store in your locality

The business of organic produce has good returns because of the rising demand for organic produce driven by its health benefits. In spite of this, there are few or no organic stores or shops in most of our major towns in Kenya.

Use certified maize seed to increase your yields

This planting season, the choice of seed is very important. In rural farming areas, many farmers still plant traditional maize varieties that give very low yields. According to a study conducted by Egerton University’s Tegemeo Institute (Enhancing Small-holder Productivity in Kenya, 2016) findings show that maize yields have been declining at the rate of 10 per cent.

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