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Collective land tenure is under threat in Kenya. Why it needs to be protected

Pastoralism is the main production system practiced by communities who live in rangelands and dry lands which are usually arid or semi-arid. But pastoral communities are facing increasing pressure on their land...

By Timothy Njagi Njeru 1 day ago

Edible oils now on EAC list of sensitive goods

Regional trade ministers have included edible oils manufactured in the EAC on the list of sensitive products, paving the way to increase the import duty levied on them...

By Christabel Ligami 16 Mar 2017

EAC states now act on overfishing to save stocks in Lake Victoria

Faced with dwindling fish stocks in Lake Victoria, East African states have moved to institute stringent measures to control fishing in the shared water body...

By Halima Abdallah 15 Mar 2017

MasterCard assists 1.1 million African smallholder farmers

The MasterCard Foundation has committed a total of $38.3 million for programmes to improve productivity and market access for farmers in 11 African countries...

7 Mar 2017

Dairy farmers to benefit from solar-powered coolers

Researchers at Germany's University of Hohenheim have developed solar-powered milk cooling refrigerators for small dairy farmers...

By Kennedy Senelwa 1 Mar 2017

As solar refrigerator keeps mangoes cold, farmers' profits heat up

Solar-powered cold storage and biological pest control are helping protect Kenya's mangoes from climate change...

By Leopold Obi 22 Feb 2017

Indian Ocean states move to avert tuna stocks depletion

Tuna Fisheries are to feature prominently in future as the South West Indian Ocean Commission now moves to adopt a draft protocol on access to fishing grounds by foreign vessels...

By Sylivester Domasa 17 Feb 2017

Food prices approaching record highs in East Africa due to drought

The continued drought throughout East Africa has had a significant impact on maize harvests and pushed the prices of staple foods and cereals to very high levels, burdening households and posing special risks for pastoralists...

15 Feb 2017

The smart way to help African farmers tackle climate change

The extension service provider's role is enormous and urgent, especially as climate change has brought a new dimension to agricultural research and development...

By Sophie Mbugua 24 Jan 2017

2KUZE paving the way to a cashless agricultural sector

Mastercard has launched a digital platform which connects smallholder farmers, agents, buyers, and banks in East Africa. 2KUZE will enable farmers to buy, sell, and receive payments for agricultural goods using their feature phones...

18 Jan 2017

Beehive fences ward of crop-raiding elephants

For subsistence farmers, an elephant raid can be devastating. Elephants can consume up to 400kg of food a day...

5 Dec 2016

Africa hit worst by extreme weather in 2015

Four of the 10 countries hammered hardest in 2015 by climate-boosted extreme weather are in Africa...

9 Nov 2016

Reed Exhibitions will host the first-ever Value Added Agriculture Expo East Africa

Reed Exhibitions has announced that they are hosting the Value Added Agriculture Expo East Africa from 24-25 May 2017 in Nairobi, Kenya...

Issued by Reed Exhibitions 17 Oct 2016

Better livestock policies in Africa offer a pathway out of poverty

A majority of rural households in Africa keep different livestock species. But only a small proportion can afford to keep good quality livestock...

By Thumbi Mwangi 13 Oct 2016

Kenyan farmers sow resistance to drought, boosting seed demand

Demand for drought-resistant varieties has increased, due to the erratic timing and low levels of rainfall in the country's eastern region, made up of arid and semi-arid land...

By Anthony Langat 13 Oct 2016

Internet.org awards African innovation

Internet.org presented six Innovation Challenge in Africa awards to what it considers leading examples of ideas, apps, websites and/or online services...

3 Oct 2016

4th Addis Agrofood Exhibition in Ethiopia

The fourth International Addis Agrofood Agriculture, Agricultural Machinery, Food, Food Technologies and Packaging Exhibition is one of the fastest growing agro-food events...

27 Sep 2016

Agribusiness congress comes to Kampala

Focus on 'agripreneurs' for economic growth as Agribusiness Congress East Africa comes to Kampala in November...

22 Sep 2016

Big business opportunities ahead for Africa - McKinsey

Africa's overall growth has slowed but new research shows long-term fundamentals are strong and there are big business opportunities ahead...

16 Sep 2016

Water Fund to slake Cape Town's thirst by restoring native bush

Protecting Cape Town's "fynbos" against thirsty invasive plants should improve the city's water supply...

By Munyaradzi Makoni 16 Sep 2016

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