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Nakuru launches mobile-phone based mechanisation school for farmers

To take knowledge closer to farmers and improve the quality of their produce, Nakuru County has partnered with a private player to launch a mobile-phone based farmers’ school. The partnership with Hello Tractor will see farmers access information and training on mechanisation of food production. The information will increase efficiency, reduce drudgery, and save farmers’ …

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Small scale farmers to get USD 9.4 million courtesy of Musoni and USAID

Small holder Farmers will now benefit from a loan portfolio guarantee agreement between Musoni Microfinance Limited and United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Musoni Microfinance, will through this risk mitigation agreement, develop and roll out innovative financial loan products, to increase access to credit within Kenya’s agricultural sector, especially within cereals, dairy, livestock and …

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200,000 smallholders to benefit from Ksh93m crop relief aid

                Nearly 200,000 Kenyan small-scale farmers stand to benefit from a crop relief initiative launched by Bayer East Africa and its partners. The Ksh93 million program will provide maize and vegetable seeds to farmers facing economic constraints because of the Covid-19 pandemic. The first consignment of 300 tonnes …

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THE FUTURE OF KENYA IN AGRIBUSINESS

Kenya is a farm lover’s dream: abundant uncultivated arable land, tropical climates that permit long growing seasons; a young labor force; and an expanding population that provides a readily available market for produce consumption. Yet, Kenya is yet to harness these opportunities to ensure sustainable food security and food production. The average age of farmers …

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Kenya Market Overview

Kenya’s import orientation has revealed key flaws. One clear problem is having a chronic and substantial current account deficit. Secondly the government has to be hawk-eyed about the shilling depreciation to keep import bills manageable. Third, the country is unable to generate forex to pay foreign-denominated debt. Finally, Kenya’s import economy exacerbates the country’s unemployment …

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