Category Archives: Kenya

Herbicide triples maize yield of Kenya farmers after weeding out crop-killer

By Faith Matete August 18, 2017 Every planting season presents various challenges to smallholder farmers across the country, but for those in Nyakach subcounty, Kisumu county in Kenya the recurring of a crop-killing weed is a nightmare. The striga weed, … Continue reading

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Farmers get new maize seed that’s resistant to striga weed

By Agatha Ngotho July 25, 2017 Researchers have developed a maize seed that is resistant to the harmful striga weed, which has been a big problem to farmers. Agriculture CS Willy Bett on Friday said the noxious weed has destroyed … Continue reading

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GM technology can address farm problems

By Fatma Abdu July 07, 2017 The use of GM crops is among methods of improving food security and nutritional status in low- income countries by increasing food productivity. According to 2016 Global Status report on Biotech crops, Tanzania planted … Continue reading

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Agricultural institutions partner to curtail spread of MLN in Sub-Saharan Africa

By Evelyn Situma African Agricultural Technology foundation has invested USD400, 000 to curtail the spread of Maize Lethal Necrosis disease in Eastern Africa. The funds will be used to train companies in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Ethiopia on production … Continue reading

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Fifteen new varieties of rice are set to be released to farmers to boost the production of the local crop.

By Anita Chepkoech Fifteen new varieties of rice are set to be released to farmers to boost the production of the local crop which is performing dismally at the moment. One of the hybrids can do well under irrigation, while … Continue reading

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Professional Kenyan women in support of Agricultural Biotechnology

By OFAB Kenya April 2017 Kenyan women in biosciences expressed their concerns on the unpredictable biotechnology and biosafety policy environment and urged the government to streamline coordination between relevant regulatory arms to enable research. The women were speaking during the … Continue reading

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Kenyan farmers form a Grassroots Organization to Demand for Biotech Crops

OFAB Kenya February 2017 Following OFAB-Kenya’s initiative to create awareness in the grassroots through sensitization of farmer leaders from all regions of the country, the farmers have now come together to form a grassroots organization called Kenya National Society for … Continue reading

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DroughtTEGO, Boon for Western Kenya farmers

December , 2015 By Evelyn Situma Jotham’s maize yield has increased from 10 kilograms to 10 bags of 90kg maize from when he started farming DroughtTEGO™ maize hybrid developed by Water Efficient Maize for Africa (WEMA) project in 2014. For … Continue reading

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DroughtTEGO Promotional Roadshow for Eastern and Western Kenya

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Fighting ignorance through new technology

Samuel Owiti Awino was an agricultural gambler, so to speak. Tormented by unreliable rains and the destructive Striga weed, he was ready to try any crop that came his way. “When you are sick and you don’t know what ails … Continue reading

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