It is easy to establish a Push-Pull plot using Brachiaria grass

Brachiaria is a good alternative to Napier grass when used in push-pull plots since it is drought tolerant and not prone to diseases. Brachiaria grass is more nutritious, possessing 12 per cent protein at harvest unlike Napier, whose protein content diminishes after about four months.

Eat the right food to maintain a healthy heart

The heart is one of the hardest working organs in your body. Some foods can cause the build-up of bad fats in blood vessels in and outside the heart muscles, cutting off blood supply which can cause heart attack stroke or heart failure.

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Growing yams improves food security and income

Many communities have abandoned yams production for maize and other cereal crops. But yams are nutritious and can grow even with little rains and limited management.

Brachiaria is better than Napier in push-pull technology

Brachiaria grass is slowly replacing Napier grass because it grows fast with less water. It produces 18 to 20 tonnes of forage per acre and has been found to tolerate dry conditions better than Napier grass.

Brachiaria helps farmers produce high quality forage

Brachiaria grass is slowly replacing Napier grass because it grows fast with less water. It produces 18 to 20 tonnes of forage per acre and has been found to tolerate dry conditions better than Napier grass.

ICIPE unveils new biopesticide for tick control

Real Metarhizium 7 can last up to 3 weeks reducing application intervals for the livestock farmers. Natural acaricides are safe for animals, people and the environment. They are also affordable to farmers.

How to control fall armyworms using organic methods

The fall armyworm is a heavy feeder that quickly destroys the maize crop. It can destroy an entire crop if it is not controlled on time. It can spread fast, and can fly over 30 kilometres in one night assisted by the wind.

Cassava can be processed into many products

From roots to leaves, cassava can be processed and combined with wheat, sorghum or millet to make various products such as flour, chips, bread, crisps, chapatti and biscuits for sale.

Oasis garden ensures vegetable supply

An oasis garden can provide you with vegetables and fruits all year round, especially during the dry season when vegetables are in short supply. The unpredictable and errant weather changes leave many farmers unsure of when to expect rains. Rainfall is the main source of water for irrigation for many farmers. 

Biological methods of pest control that protect environment

Biopesticides and fungicides protect humans, animals and the environment. Unlike chemicals, biopesticides and fungicides kill only the targeted pests or microorganisms. Moreover, they are cheap and do not leave any harmful residue in the soil, water or the air.

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