Experts Dispel Fears of Locust Invasion in Kisumu

The  county government of Kisumu has released a statement to dispel the growing anxiety among residents that the dreaded desert locusts could have made their way into the county. Governor  Anyang’ Nyong’o in the statement released on Wednesday evening made public the findings by a joint team of experts ruling out possible invasion by desert […]

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Campaign for certified rice seeds kicks off in Mwea

The  National Irrigation Board through its research centres and seed Merchants have formed a collaboration that will ensure rice farmers were supplied with certified seeds. The  move, according to one of its lead researchers at the Mwea Irrigation Scheme, Vincent  Koskei, is meant to lock out fake seeds whose continued use by unsuspecting farmers had […]

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Certified potato seeds to address food deficit

Despite potato being the second most important crop in the country after maize, its production remains low at only seven tonnes per hectare against a potential of 40 tonnes on the same portion of land. The biggest impediment to increased production has been shortage of certified potato seedlings, with most farmers recycling what they have […]

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Creation of food authority, may result to duplication of functions

The  Pharmaceutical Society of Kenya (PSK) has warned that passing the bill that seeks to create Kenya Food and Drug Authority (KFDA) will result to duplication of functions already being carried out by other bodies. The  Society CEO, Dr. Daniella Munene said the regulation of foods and drugs could not be condensed into one body […]

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KEPHIS in drive to secure international horticultural markets through management of quarantine pests

The  Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) is working with over 200 horticultural produce exporters to the  European Union (EU) and Australian markets to formulate strategies to curb False Codling Moth (Thaumatotibia leucotreta) pest which has led to rejection of the country’s products at international markets. The  Inspectorate’s Managing Director((MD), Dr. Esther Kimani says the […]

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