Kenya dealing with the second invasion of desert locust

The second Desert Locust invasion has hit the country and the pest has been cited in the lower Coastal Area. Agriculture and food Crops Principal Secretary Prof. Hamadi Boga said the locusts came on the 9th of November this year from Somalia and Ethiopia. “We were monitoring our colleagues in Yemen, Ethiopia, Sudan, Somalia and […]

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Boost to Bunyala rice farmers as an agro-mechanisation hub is launched

Rice farmers in Bunyala area of Busia County have received a boost through a pilot agro-mechanization hub for a three-year incubation period. Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya who handed over agricultural machinery to Bunyala Cooperative Society hub at Busagwa Primary school on Friday said mechanisation is the only way to bridge Kenya’s rice production deficit […]

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County receives pesticides to fight fall army worms, locusts

The  County government of Kakamega has received pesticides worth over Sh.7 million from the State Department of Crop Development to contain fighting fall armyworms and locusts. Speaking  after receiving the donation on Monday, the area Deputy Governor (DG), Prof. Philip Kutima, who also doubles as the county executive for agriculture and livestock development Executive lauded […]

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Covid-19 wreaks banana farming in Taveta

Banana  farmers  in Taveta sub-county are reporting losses running into millions of shillings as thousands of acres of banana crop waste away following the closure of Kongowea Market and hotels in Mombasa County after the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic. The situation is so bad that while some farmers are said to be feeding their bananas […]

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Kitui County motorized spraying of locust nymphs yields results

Kitui  County  has recorded over 90% decimation of bands of locust nymphs as motorized spraying continues in the affected areas. The County has also procured more pesticides to spray the remaining bands to ensure the deadly pests are eradicated completely. The ravages from the plague of locusts in the County jolted the county government to […]

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