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
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
Reblogged from GreenBiz article by Rachel Cernansky Monday, May 4, 2015 – 12:00am Flickr Alejandro Bayer Tamayo Tephrosia vogelii bears the name “fish-poison bean,” but its pesticidal properties make it more appealing. Without any effort at all, Hawa Saidi Ibura crushes dried beans, one at a time, between her fingers outside her home in Endagaw, a village…… Continue reading Could Traditional Plants Hold The Secret To Saving Crops From Pests?
Among the issues exercising the minds of those concerned with the future welfare of the African continent and its people is the issue of farm size. Many debate if land should be in the hands of larger scale commercial farmers or a multitude of smallholders. But, the hundreds of millions of small-scale farmers of Japan,…… Continue reading African Agriculture: Does Farm Size Really Matter?
Alot of people in Kenya approach farming as if it is a hobby. You might enjoy putting around the little garden outside of your kitchen, but that hardley counts as farming. If you are considering farming in any way beyond that, here are some things you should seriously consider. • Why Farming? What do you…… Continue reading 6 Things To Consider Before You Invest in Farming