Category Archives: Kenya

Bt Cotton critical to achieving Kenya’s big four agenda

By Suleiman Okoth April 06, 2018   The Kenyan government is banking on the production of genetically modified cotton, expected to start in 2018, to generate more than Sh 50 billion in apparel export earnings and create more than 50,000 … Continue reading

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TEGO® maize farmer: I now have extra bags to sell

By Boniface Okute November 16, 2017 Boaz Nyateng, is one of the few farmers from Lambwe Seed Growers Association (LASGA) that survived the effects of drought-stress in 2016. This is because he planted DroughtTEGO® maize hybrid. “Last season there was … Continue reading

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AATF to establish annual STI policy dialogue platform

By Daniel Otunge November 4, 2017 In his closing remarks, during the High-Level Conference on Application of Science, Technology and Innovation in Harnessing African Agricultural Transformation held at Speke Resort Munyonyo in Uganda, from 27 to 29 September 2017, the … Continue reading

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Message from the Executive Director: AATF Annual Report 2016

By Dr Denis Kyetere, October 01, 2017 AATF progressed in all its project goals during the 2016 financial year recording key firsts in some areas as we continue to focus on providing technology-based solutions to a broader farmer community based … Continue reading

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Kenya launches task force to facilitate commercialization of GM cotton

By Xinhua News October 11, 2017 NAIROBI, Oct. 11 (Xinhua) — Kenya on Wednesday unveiled a national task force to oversee the commercialization of genetically modified cotton in the next five years. Cabinet Secretary for Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries Willy … Continue reading

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DroughtTEGO® to address food insecurity in Africa

By Florida Maritim October 01, 2017 In the recent past, African farmers have suffered harsh climatic conditions that has wiped away their livestock and crops. According to research, three-quarters of the world’s severe drought occurs in Africa, affecting small scale … Continue reading

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Victory over Striga weed under the yoke of army worms

By Nancy Juma, September 15, 2017 Despite an attack by the fall army worm on her Esikhokho Village farm in Luanda, Everlyne Odogba is still happy with the harvest this season.  It is her first harvest after planting StrigAway maize … Continue reading

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From petty trader to major supplier, thanks to StrigAway

By Nancy Juma September 03, 2017   Before she decided to switch to StrigAway, the yield from Eunice Anyango’s five-acre farm could barely feed her family, with any little surplus being sold in tiny 2-kg tins known as gorogoro in … Continue reading

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New varieties of rice to be introduced to farmers soon

By James Kariuki August 29, 2017 Kenya is looking at introducing 15 high-yielding, locally developed rice varieties that, once commercialised, could drastically reduce the country’s import requirements. The move could save the nation billions of shillings in foreign exchange. It … Continue reading

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Drought-tolerant, pest resistant maize variety promises higher yields

By GERALD ANDAE August 27, 2017 Scientists have unveiled a new drought-tolerant and pest- resistant maize variety, raising prospects for higher yields. The Mon 87460/Mon 810 variety, which has been undergoing tests in confined fields, can withstand harsh climatic conditions … Continue reading

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