31August2015

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CHASE BANK

CHASE BANK

 

Chase Bank is a privately owned commercial bank incorporated in Kenya in August 1995, through the acquisition of a distressed Western Kenya bank. Despite this it took just fifteen (15) months from the date of ...

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University of Eldoret in patnership with USAID-KAVES CGA invites you to the Eldoret AgribusinessTrade Fair 2015 on 24th and 25th September at University of Eldoret-Sports Pavilion. All are welcomed

EAGC invites you to the 6th African Grain Trade Summit scheduled to be held from 1st to 3rd October 2015 at Kigali Serena Hotel in Kigali, Rwanda. For more information contact Nyanzi on telephone: +254 733 444035

 

 

 

Sector News

Fresh Policy On Processing Of Animal Feeds In The Pipeline

 

The Ministry of Agriculture is developing fresh guidelines to test the quality of animal feeds. The animal feeds policy that is expected to be ready in the next six months will detail the standards that manufacturers have to maintain when making the feeds. Livestock Principal Secretary Prof Fred Segor said some manufacturers have been duping farmers with products that do not contain the nutrition levels that appear on their packaging.

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Experts Pitch For No Tillage To Curb Land Degradation

Agricultural experts are lauding the steps Kenyan farmers are making in adopting a no tillage system of farming that increases yileds, but warn that failure to implement the system aggressively and quickly could lead to chronic land degradation and soil erosion that will ultimately threaten food production in the country.

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Farmers In Kenya’s Bread Basket Scale Down Maize Production

 Farmers in the North Rift are scaling down maize production due to high prices of inputs that lead to low net returns. “I began planting maize in 2005 and I used to cultivate over 500 acres in Moiben and Soy constituencies, but in 2009 I quit due to a drought that drained my investment considering that maize production is capital intensive,” says Sammy Kibiwott Karoney. He says the venture was not profitable, requiring a lot of time and labour, but was fully dependent on weather conditions. 

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GM Maize Will Double Yields, Says Researcher

Genetically modified maize will double productivity while reducing costs of fertiliser by eliminating the infestation of the stem borer. Scientists from the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organisation say the water efficient BT maize has the potential to yield 3.7 tonnes of maize per hectare. 

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