Traceability App for Dairy Farmers in Nyandarua County

Dairy farmers from Kitiri Dairy Cooperative Society in Nyandarua County may soon have their milk priced in terms of quality following the introduction of a digitalized traceability system. Dubbed e-Trace D, the system is a brainchild of Kenya Dairy Board (KDB), Kenya Dairy Processors Association (KDPA) and United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) under the

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Pedagogical Training for Agricultural Experts

  Stakeholders in the agriculture sector converged in Naivasha for a pedagogical training aimed at equipping them with presentation and communication skills. The 15 trainees were drawn from different agricultural sectors including aquaculture, horticulture, veterinary services, among others.

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Traceability System for the Dairy Sector

SMAP has started sensitizing farmers from Kitiri and Kabiyet Dairy Cooperatives  in Nyandarua and Nandi counties respectively, on adopting a traceability system that will monitor milk quality. This is in preparation of use of a digitalized traceability system,  that is set to be piloted in the two cooperatives starting in January 2017 The sampling section

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I Add Value to my Fish and Get More Money

The dusty road that snakes to Matasia in Kajiado North does not prepare first-time visitors for the wonders in the region dominated mainly by cattle keeping. At Matasia, along the Ngong-Kiserian Road, one comes across the Fish Point, a white meat only café, which signals that fish is reared in the region. We meet Alex

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Poultry Abattoir Turns Around Farmers’ Lives

It is early morning in Kibabii B village in Bungoma County, Western Kenya. Salome Wasilwa is all smiles as she walks around her chicken house. Recently, she got what she considers a ‘mouthwatering’ order from the newly established chicken slaughterhouse based in Chwele, some 40km away, and she is working on it when we visit.

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Pheromone Traps Make Mango Farmer Reap Big

Kabarak village, located in Elgeyo-Marakwet County some 325 kilometers from the capital Nairobi, is an enchanting place. Goats, cows, donkeys and sheep are the main animals we come across as we drive along the way. But there is more, the region is home to tasty and juicy mangoes. We find farmer Francis Kiplagat sauntering on

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How to ensure your farm produce meets requirements for export

An estimated 80 percent of horticultural farmers are small scale, so working in groups comes in handy in ensuring quality and steady supply. In such groups, farmers follow a Quality Management System (QMS) which act as a uniform guide at production level. Besides, they can jointly hire service providers as a way of ensuring professional

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