Submitted by theorganicfarmer on Tue, 07/07/2015 - 15:38
Banana is one of the most abundant fruit crops in East Africa. It is one of the most attractive sources of income for farmers with more than 10 million tonnes of bananas are produced in East Africa, with most of it grown by small-scale farmers.
Submitted by theorganicfarmer on Wed, 07/01/2015 - 11:53
Participatory Guarantee Systems (PGS) are built on trust, integrity and transparency among organic farmers. They are cheaper, reduce bureaucracies involved in organic certification and make it possible for farmers to sell their produce in local and regional markets.
Submitted by theorganicfarmer on Mon, 06/22/2015 - 12:38
Honey bees are responsible for at least one third of agricultural production in the world. Unfortunately, these bees have been dying very fast and this threatens our ability to produce enough and affordable nutritious food. Efforts are being ade to understand and address the threat.
Submitted by theorganicfarmer on Wed, 06/10/2015 - 10:36
Dolichos, also called turtle beans, are a small type of legume. In Kenya, they are a delicacy among the Kikuyu community (referred to as Njahi). It is an important food, which is typically served during traditional ceremonies including weddings.
Submitted by theorganicfarmer on Tue, 06/02/2015 - 14:58
FAO: Milk and dairy products are an important source of dietary energy, protein and fat. But, the scientific evidence is massing up that regular consumption of large quantities of milk can be bad for your health, and campaigners are making noise about the environmental and international costs of large-scale intensive dairy farming.
Submitted by theorganicfarmer on Tue, 06/02/2015 - 10:16
The organic market in Kenya has been growing steadily. Consumers especially in the major cities of Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu have been enquiring on how they can get consistent supplies of organic products. This is an opportunity for organic farmers to sell heir organic produce.
Submitted by theorganicfarmer on Wed, 04/29/2015 - 19:14
Cassava farmers suffer huge losses due to outbreak of diseases. Proper selection of planting material and good management can prevent common diseases and increase crop yields. Studies have shown that the best way to control diseases is to grow a healthy crop of cassava.
Submitted by theorganicfarmer on Mon, 04/27/2015 - 15:35
To get a good harvest, farmers have to exercise high standards of crop management and adopt sustainable farming practices that minimize crop pests and diseases and maintain soil fertility. It is important to plan ahead and get equipped with the right information.
Submitted by theorganicfarmer on Thu, 04/16/2015 - 12:28
Many farmers have complained that they have great difficulties in feeding their livestock during the dry season. It seems they are yet to understand that you cannot depend on fresh Napier grass or other green vegetation to feed livestock throughout the year.
Submitted by theorganicfarmer on Thu, 03/19/2015 - 09:34
Isolate a small portion of land whenever you want to try a new maize variety. Plant and observe it and only go into full production when sure that the variety can do well in your region. This avoids the risk of planting new varieties without the full knowledge of their performance.