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Mr. Vincent Marangu, Co-op Bank Director of Co-ope
Farmers to get 80% financing for Agri-Machinery which will ease farming

Co-op bank understands Agriculture and farmers need, therefore the scheme will be very strong.

Maize Farmers in Lugari warned not allow exploitation by middle men

The Agriculture department of Lugari sub-county is warning maize farmers against exploitation by unscrupulous middle men this season. Instead, the farmers should jealously store their maize besides ensuring they have enough food reserves for their domestic consumption until grain prices improved. According to Mary Kaziga from the sub-county Agriculture department, the middlemen had stormed rich grain harvesting areas with a view to exploiting maize farmers following the current glut. Kaziga said agriculture department had intensified extension services aimed at sensitizing farmers on excellent grain storage methods that will enable them keep their reserves for a long period as they continue to wait for better returns The Officer was addressing residents, on behalf of the sub count agriculture officer where she called on farmers to use this short season rains to cultivate short season crops like vegetables and other horticultural produce with a view to improving their households

Farmers will nolonger use raw manure as a measure by government to ensure food safety standards

Government plans to effect ban on use of raw manure by farmers as a measure to ensure food safety standards, despite complaints about the proposed measure.

World Food Day: It is time to change how we produce and consume food, says UN SG Antonio Guterres

Healthy diet provisions have been compromised by a number of issues including climate change and human influence, killing the diversity of crucial crops.

Grass farming: Why small scale farmers are shifting away from maize, wheat to hay farming in Narok

Livestock farmers are also feeling the heat. When the weather is unfavorable, the reduced farm output is used for domestic consumption while little is done to cater for the animals.

Common potato diseases and their symptoms

There are other problems beyond land preparation and quality of seeds and fertilizers that lead to farmers harvesting loses. Coupled with pests and diseases, this greatly affects the quality and the quantity of the potatoes. Here are some of the common diseases and their signs, which are a threat to the crop.

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Kenyan soil has untapped potential

Despite this significant potential, agricultural productivity has remained largely stagnant. Besides, close to 40 per cent of agricultural produce is lost due to high post-harvest losses caused by poor storage and handling of farm produce.