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Category "Agriculture"

Uganda: What the 2014/2015 budget offers to farmers

The Government has demarcated the country into various agricultural zones to promote particular agricultural products for commercial purposes to boost household incomes. This is contained in the proposed 2014/2015 budget, which indicates that allocations to the agriculture sector will increase from sh382.7b (2.9%) to sh440.7b (3.1%). It also indicated that the Government [...]

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    Kenya: Government’s new initiative to revive ailing cotton sector

Kenya: Government’s new initiative to revive ailing cotton sector

Cotton farmers have a reason to smile, as the national and county governments come together to revive the once lucrative cash crop. Agriculture Principal Secretary Cisily Kanini Kariuki said the National Government is building a strong partnership with the counties to address challenges facing cotton farming. Ms Kariuki identified high cost of [...]

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    Kenyan farmers want State to subsidise sugarcane farming

Kenyan farmers want State to subsidise sugarcane farming

Sugarcane farmers and leaders from Nyanza want the Government to restore profitability in sugarcane farming before it offloads its stake in five sugar millers. They reckon that addressing challenges in the sub-sector will make it attractive for farmers as well as investors to buy shares. Led by Nyatike MP Omondi Anyanga, they [...]

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Uganda: New Laboratory to increase Milk exports

Uganda is set earn more from milk exports following the opening of a testing laboratory that meets the International Standards (ISO) 17025 and International Dairy Federation requirements. The laboratory located at [...]

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Meet pomato, the plant that yields both potatoes, tomatoes

  Meet pomato, the plant that yields both potatoes, tomatoes

After losing his job as a matatu conductor in Kiambu town due to overindulging in alcohol, Wangoto* became a petty thief to survive. “I was caught red-handed inside a chicken coop [...]

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Kenya: Livestock exports drop by Sh2.6 billion

  Kenya: Livestock exports drop by Sh2.6 billion

Kenya: The country’s export earnings from livestock and livestock products have dropped from Sh3 billion in the ‘80s to Sh260 million on Tuesday. This comes in the wake of reports of high [...]

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Village Market announced its multi-stage redevelopment plan, funded by Equity

  Village Market announced its multi-stage redevelopment plan, funded by Equity

Nairobi, Kenya: The Village Market has announced a further Sh5 billion investment as part of its multi-stage redevelopment. Equity Bank is financing the deal. The investment will include 75 additional retail outlets, [...]

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Governor leads drive to market coffee abroad

  Governor leads drive to market coffee abroad

Nyeri, Kenya: Nyeri County decided to offer part of their consignment at the Nairobi Coffee Exchange (NCE) creating anxiety whether the country is unable to find direct buyers overseas. Although the county [...]

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ABC Holdings to raise lending to farms

ABC Holdings Limited has announced that it will increase lending to the agricultural sector in various African countries, including Tanzania. According to a statement issued by the group, which is the [...]

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