Kenya: Cultural Techniques Controlling Invasive Snail Pest in Mwea

Kenya: Cultural Techniques Controlling Invasive Snail Pest in Mwea By Mary Hearty   Andrew Kariuki, a rice farmer at Mwea along Nyamindi main canal in Kirinyaga County uses alternate wetting and drying technique to manage the invasive golden apple snail that is ravaging rice in the area, especially the seedlings. So far, it is considered […]
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Livestock insurance Keeping Livestock Farmers Afloat in Rwanda after Rift Valley Fever

Livestock insurance Keeping Livestock Farmers Afloat in Rwanda after Rift Valley Fever By Francine Andrew Rwandese Livestock farmers have resorted to taking insurance to cushion them against losses as a result of the death of animals due to the rift valley fever (RVF) disease attacks. Many farmers in the country, especially in Eastern Province, have […]
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FINDING A LASTING SOLUTION TO HUNGER IN KARAMOJA THROUGH IMPROVED SEED VARIETIES

FINDING A LASTING SOLUTION TO HUNGER IN KARAMOJA THROUGH IMPROVED SEED VARIETIES By Hasifah Namuli Following a long dry spell in the Karamoja sub-region, the government of Uganda moved to take serious action thereby earmarking Ushs. 135 billion to avert the hunger crisis in the region. The intervention was announced by the Prime Minister Robinah […]
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Rwanda: Kitchen Gardens Tackling Malnutrition, One Community at a Time

Rwanda: Kitchen Gardens Tackling Malnutrition, One Community at a Time 09/11/ 2022 @ 1:00:55 PM Nyirangaruye Clementine In Rwanda, kitchen gardening is helping women to fight malnutrition-related diseases such as Kwashiorkor, intestinal worms, and others in children. Malnutrition is a big problem in Rwanda because of mortality cases where about 21% of children die from […]
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Kenya: Cassava Solar Driers Cushioning Farmers against Post-harvest Losses in Busia

Kenya: Cassava Solar Driers Cushioning Farmers against Post-harvest Losses in Busia By Joyce Ojanji Fresh cassava roots are highly perishable with some studies showing a shelf-life of less than 72 hours after harvest and post-harvest losses of about one in four (more than 23%) for freshly harvested roots. To preserve the crop, farmers especially in […]
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Kenya: Bt Cotton Reducing Losses Due to Destructive Pest

Kenya: Bt Cotton Reducing Losses Due to Destructive Pest By Mary Hearty Though Kenya has a great potential for cotton production, low return on investment as a result of infestation by the African bollworm pest had almost crippled the sector. A report by the Fibre Crops directorate shows that cotton production in the country has declined […]
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Kenya: Bamboo Planting Improving Resilience against Floods

Kenya: Bamboo Planting Improving Resilience against Floods By Saumu Juma Climate change has continued to raise havoc in many areas, and Kenya has been no exception with perennial floods causing untold damages. In 2020 alone, around 233,000 people were affected by the floods and more than 116,000 displaced, after two consecutive seasons of record rains […]
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Kenya: Kisumu Farmers Reaping from Climate-smart Farming

Kenya: Kisumu Farmers Reaping from Climate-smart Farming By Evance Odhiambo Withered crops and malnourished livestock paint the picture of how adverse climate change can be as you walk around several villages in Lower Nyakach, Kisumu County. The area receives little rainfall that cannot support productive agricultural activities. Residents here largely depend on rainwater and this […]
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Limited access to financial services pushes informal business owners to embrace classical saving schemes

Limited access to financial services pushes informal business owners to embrace classical saving schemes By Ndabarasa Eugene Venantie Mukanyarwaya, a resident from Ndera, a village located in the outskirts of Kigali city used to wake up every morning to beat the traffic jam as she goes to buy supplies for her small shop at neighboring […]
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