Filling The Granary

One more environmentally friendly use for the Neem tree

In interviews we conducted recently across Kakamega County, following all Kenya government and World Health Organization rules and regulations on fighting Covid-19, 20 farmers revealed how they’ve been fighting crop pests and diseases on their farms. While most farmers solved their problems using conventional pesticides mixed in water and sprayed on plants or powders applied …

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Educational animations filling the gap for extension services

In Western Kenya Kakamega County, farmers face various challenges in their practices. County governments employ a number of extension officers to provide essential services, but those are often limited to artificial insemination (AI) and livestock management. Non-governmental organizations and the private sector have extension officers who provide extension services hence facilitating government effort to improve …

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A beautiful ‘grain seeded’ day in the farming village.

Bulechia village is located in East Wanga ward, Mumias East Constituency, Kakamega County of the republic of Kenya. This is a community with a large population of small-scale farmers relying on rain-fed agriculture. To reap maximum harvest from their crops and minimize losses, farmers have to adequately prepare for the long season with rains that …

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Thrills of a bumper harvest and handling its hidden losses

Farmers from the western Kenya counties of Kakamega, Bungoma, Busia, Vihiga and the Nyanza region are celebrating a bumper harvest that’s been occasioned by sufficient rainfall, improved seed quality and county government subsidized farm inputs, including lower seed prices, lowered land tilling rates and better performing fertilizers. Most households are grappling with enough Maize and …

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