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PS Mueke Unveils Ambitious Plan to Revolutionize Livestock Farming in Kenya

Charles Muchoki In a bid to bolster the livestock farming sector and uplift the livelihoods of farmers across Kenya, Livestock Development Principal Secretary Jonathan Mueke has unveiled a comprehensive set of interventions aimed at transforming the industry. Speaking at the Garissa County Joint exhibition organized by the Kenya Dairy Board, Mueke outlined key initiatives designed to create an enabling…

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Online Entrepreneurship Flourishes in Kenya: A Guide to Making Money in the Digital Age

Nairobi, Kenya – February 6, 2024: In an age where the internet bridges gaps and opens doors, Kenyans are increasingly turning to the digital space to carve out income streams and build careers. Moe, the brains behind @moneyacademyKE, is leading the charge with practical advice for those looking to make money online. His recent social media posts have gone…

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Kenchic Leads the Way in Renewable Energy Adoption at Kilimambogo Plant

Nairobi- Hon. Jonathan Mueke, CBS, recently officiated Kenchic’s adoption of a solar power system at their processing plant in Kilimambogo, Thika. This significant move not only underlines Kenchic’s commitment to environmental stewardship but also marks a strategic step in reducing production costs. The adoption of solar energy is in line with Kenya’s Bottom Up Economic Transformation Agenda, aimed at…

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From Soil to Circuitry: Navigating the Intersection of Agriculture and Technology in Kenya’s Coltan Discovery

Kilimokwanza.org Team The recent discovery of coltan deposits in Kenya is not just a milestone for the mining sector but also a pivotal moment for the nation’s agriculture industry. This revelation, marking Kenya’s entry into the global tech mineral market, carries profound implications for the country’s agricultural sector, a mainstay of its economy. As the nation stands on the…

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Kenya Unveils Coltan Deposits, Sparking Hopes for Economic Revival and Technological Advancement

In an announcement that is set to redefine Kenya’s position in the global mining sector, the Minister for Mining, Blue Economy and Maritime Affairs, Salim Mvurya, has confirmed the discovery of Kenya’s first deposits of coltan, a mineral pivotal to the manufacturing of electric car batteries, mobile phones, and a myriad of other electronic devices. Coltan, known for its…

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Kenya’s Avocado Export Ban Continues Amidst Illegal Trade Concerns

Nairobi, Kenya – The Kenyan government’s decision to impose a blanket ban on avocado exports, effective November 3, 2023, as reported by Kilimo Kwanza, has entered another phase of uncertainty and controversy. Initially, authorities had assured that a review of the ban would be presented by mid-January 2024. However, as the midpoint of the month passes, there has been…

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Avocado Society of Kenya Faces Deregistration After Tweet Supporting Tanzania Amidst Immature Avocado Controversy

In a swift and escalating regulatory intervention, the Avocado Society of Kenya (ASOK) faced stringent government action mere hours after issuing a controversial tweet on its official handle @KenyaAvocados. Dated January 14th, the tweet expressed ASOK’s solidarity with a statement by TAHA (Tanzania Horticultural Association), vehemently condemning recent incidents involving the export of immature avocados. The tweet also alluded…

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Six High-Profit Crops for Kenyan Farmers: A Guide to Agribusiness Opportunities

By: Justine Nyachieo The journey in agribusiness continues to be an exciting one, particularly in Kenya, where farmers now have access to international markets. This is further enhanced by the involvement of the youth, who bring advanced technologies that make farming solutions more accessible and affordable. As agribusiness in Kenya grows rapidly, certain crops offer even greater profit potential:…

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Tanzania Rises to Become Africa’s Second Largest Tobacco Producer, Aiming for Record Production in Upcoming Seasons

Anthony Muchoki In a groundbreaking announcement, Tanzania’s Minister of Agriculture, Hussein M Bashe, declared a significant achievement for the country’s agricultural sector. Tanzania has emerged as the second-largest producer of tobacco in Africa, signaling a remarkable growth trajectory in the industry. The minister revealed that the tobacco production has surged from 50,000 tons to an impressive 122,858 tons during…

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Eco-Friendly and Profitable: The Untold Story of Snail Farming in Nakuru

In the lush landscapes of Nakuru, Kenya, Wangui Waweru, an enterprising woman, founded the Gold Dust Snail Farm six years ago. Her journey into the world of mollusks began in 2017, sparked by an accidental tasting of snail meat. This experience, initially met with trepidation, burgeoned into a deep interest, leading Wangui to explore the ins and outs of…

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