Understanding The Mango Fruit Fly

Kenya is struggling to secure the export market for mangoes especially in the European Union (EU) However, Fruit flies remain a major challenge to accessing this and other lucrative markets. However, massive efforts to eradicate Fruit flies are currently on. The eradication is jointly being implemented by United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) and Kenya

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Stakeholders in Meat Sector Receive Training

Players in the meat industry converged in Nakuru last week for a training that focused on various aspects of expanding their market and boosting quality production. This is one of the trainings that have been organized by the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) in partnership with Department of Veterinary Services (DVS). Under the Standards

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I Thought I Knew – Top Farmers Also Had A Lot to Learn

He has been a role model dairy farmer for many years winning great admiration among his peers in Gitiri village and beyond. Joseph Maina is a trained Animal Health expert. He advises fellow dairy farmers on their animals’ health. Besides, he has what his neighbours consider as state-of-the-art cow shed and practices zero grazing. Maina

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Great Lessons From SMAP

Last week, over 40 farmers from Kitiri Dairies Cooperative Society were trained on standards and market access in the dairy industry. Here is what some of the trainees had to say about the training: Julius Kinyanjui I am very pleased to have benefited from this training. Indeed, I have learnt a lot of things that

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A Bunch of Lessons for Farmers on Producing Quality Milk

Some smiled, others laughed heartily as they engaged in banter at the Engineer Catholic Church in Nyandarua County. The 40 farmers, who are members of the Kitiri Dairy Cooperative Society, had gathered at the church compound on March 9-11 for training by the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) under the initiative Standards and Market

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SMAP Sponsors Meeting Between Media and KEPHIS

Standards and Market Access Program (SMAP) sponsored a half-day meeting between agriculture journalists and Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Services (Kephis) The meeting was held on Monday February 15, 2016 at Kephis headquarters in Karen, Nairobi. It was aimed at familiarizing the press with KEPHIS officials as well as operations of this institution which is among

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Inside a Packing House for Horticultural Produce

A sweet aroma that always wafts from the rice fields of Kimbimbi in Mwea, Kirinyaga County, makes the scheme a great place to visit. For the residents, the aroma is a normal affair and they go about their daily businesses unperturbed, but for a first time visitor, one wishes they could walk and stand in

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Farm Where Cleanliness Brings in More Milk and Cash

Walking around Thaayu village in Nakuru’s Bahati sub-county is soothing and refreshing. The village is full of trees and various crops that offer fresh air which relaxes the body and mind. Among the crops are maize and potatoes, the common food crops grown in the entire county. However, at Njiku Model Farm, things are different.

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Little Firm Shows The Way in Enhancing Milk Quality

    As many other middle-income estates in Kenya, Naka located on the outskirts of Nakuru town has beautiful bungalows and maisonettes making it one of the most-sought after residential areas. Its proximity to Lake Nakuru National Park adds to its beauty as residents can watch from the comfort of their homes flamingoes and other

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