By Gerald Andae. 19 March 2018. This story was originally posted in Business Daily. Commodity prices are expected to rise as farmers factor in the steady rise in the cost of diesel over the past eight months. The price of diesel has been on an upward trajectory since July last year with Energy Regulatory Commission
By Beth Nyaga, January 15, 2018. This article was originally posted on Kenya Broadcasting Corporation. Egerton University has come up with new ways of ending perennial shortage and sky rocketing prices of maize in the country. Through its constituent college, Tegemeo Institute of Agricultural Policy and Development (TIAPD), the institution of higher learning is urging
Tegemeo Institute Director, Dr. Milton Ayieko, said the Kenya is still staring at an acute shortage of food up to April next year, a situation likely to prompt the Government to resort to a subsided programme.
By Agatha Ngotho. June 21, 2017. The Star In Kenya, the state plans to introduce a land lease model to make it easy for the youth to lease land. Agriculture Minister Willy Bett said the government will spend Sh340 million to enhance access and sustainable use of land for the youth in agribusiness. This, he added,
By Agatha Ngotho. The Star — June 5, 2017. The national government has assured citizens that sugar prices will decrease to between Sh100 and Sh110 per kilo. Agriculture CS Willy Bett on Friday said the decrease in cost is due to the importation of 56,000 metric tonnes of sugar. Currently, the average price for a kilo is
By Gerald Andae. Business Daily – Africa. 14 March 2017. Smallholder farmers could earn up to Sh15 billion annually if a Ministry of Agriculture memo to the Cabinet requiring 30 per cent of public institutions’ produce procurement be directly reserved for farmers is adopted. The ministry says the Cabinet memo is intended to link small-scale