Farm-Tech Expo Kenya kicks off in September

September will see key stakeholders, retailers, agents, service providers from across the agricultural value chain, and farmers, gather in Naivasha in Kenya for the inaugural Farm-Tech Expo. Farm-Tech Expo Kenya will take place on 12 and 13 September at host partner Kenya Agricultural & Livestock Organisation’s (KALRO) facilities in Naivasha…

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Vaccine-resistant foot and mouth disease strain hits Kenya

The Kenyan Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries has confirmed the outbreak of a vaccine-resistant strain of foot and mouth disease (FMD) in various parts of the country. In a statement, the State Department of Livestock (SDL) blamed the emergence of the serotype O FMD strain on the ineffectiveness the…

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Seychelles to import 21 fresh produce commodities from Kenya

The Seychelles National Biosecurity Agency (NBA) has approved the importation of 21 fresh produce commodities from Kenya. NBA CEO Marc Naiken said following the signing of a preliminary trade agreement with Kenya in January, the agency has tested and analysed 21 Kenyan crops including cabbages, mangosteen, cauliflower, onions, tomatoes, potatoes,…

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Kenya ponders plan to compel land owners to plant trees

In an attempt to stem severe deforestation, Kenya wants to enact bylaws to compel land owners with more than 1 acre to plant at least 100 indigenous tree seedlings. Other measures being considered in the renewed push to address forest destruction, included the use of prisoners to plant trees. “Those…

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