by C. Muthoni Mahihu AGRA was formed in 2006 in response to a call from former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who said the time had come for African farmers to wage a “uniquely African Green Revolution.” AGRA’s vision is that Africa can feed itself and the world. It is dedicated to changing the reality of agriculture in Africa,…… Continue reading AGRF 2016 Forum Highlights From The Great Debate Panel
An orchard is a planted and managed area of fruit trees. In kenya, we have about 400 indigenous fruit tree species which are said to contribute much to livelihoods of rural communities, particularly during the frequent periods of food shortage. Read more here:If you love orchards and the delicious fruit within them as much as we…… Continue reading 8 Benefits Of Orchards
Agriculture, farming or gardening. Whatever term you choose, we are all in the same boat; for us to succeed we need to constantly learn, innovate and experiment.At FarmLift we thrive on this. Our ability to conduct research, study trends in Agriculture, Marketing and Production enable us to create unique solutions for our clients.The three philosophies in…… Continue reading 3 Agricultural Philosophies To Explore
I recently came across a really informative report on agribusiness titled Africa Are You In For The Ride? Agribusinesses Insights Survey 2014/2015Considering that this is what FarmLift is about we offer the following highlights gleaned from this report by PwCRole of GovernmentAfrica is rapidly becoming a preferred investment destination. The continent houses almost 60% of the…… Continue reading Agribusiness Highlights for Africa 2014/2015 courtesy of PWC
Agriculture contributes approx. 24% of Kenya’s GDP, and employs 74% of the national labour force (Republic of Kenya, 2008). The development of agriculture is important for poverty reduction since most of the vulnerable groups depend on agriculture as their main source of livelihood. Food Production is a key sector in the fulfilment of Kenya’s Vision 2030. There has been a lot of talk…… Continue reading 6 Important Aspects of Kenya’s Crop Act 2013
Conventional farming practices are proving unsustainable because of the high inputs and monocropping; practices that are expensive and damaging to the soil. Eventually these negatively impact the quality of produce, the environment and health of the farmer and his workers to say the least. Greenpeace conducted fieldwork research in Malawi and Kenya to explore conventional…… Continue reading Ecological Farming Improves Farmers’ Profits!
Tomatoes are among the most widely grown vegetables in the world. We cook them, eat them raw or juice them up. Tomatoes are excellent sources of antioxidants, dietary fiber, minerals, and vitamins. Lycopene, an antioxidant present in tomatoes is scientifically found to be protective against cancers including colon, prostate, breast, endometrial, lung, and pancreatic tumors.…… Continue reading 5 Tips For Growing Plump Juicy Tomatoes