Agriculture

Isiolo International Airport Boosts Economic Activities in Northern Kenya after Upgrade

Isiolo International Airport the expected game changer in the Northern parts of Kenya. The airport, which has undergone a KSh 2.7 billion upgrade, is set to increase the economic activities and tourism in Isiolo, neighboring counties, and countries. 2 The Isiolo International Airport sits on close to 260 hectares of land and has a passenger …

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Kenya Airways enters deal with Qantas to export Kenyan flowers to Australia

  Kenya Airways has partnered with Qantas, an Australian carrier, to transport Kenyan flowers to Australia. 2 This is a move that is likely to benefit the flower farmers in Kenya, as it will help export about 30 tons of fresh cut flowers every week. The Australian market is a new one for the flower …

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Coffee growers in Meru to brand their produce to increase income

Meru County is one of the best producers of quality coffee worldwide; with a developed brand it would earn farmers more income. The Meru government supports this branding that will enable the farmers to earn more from their produce. Coffee is Kenya’s fifth foreign exchange earner after tourism, tea, horticulture, etc. In Meru, the area …

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Kenya Aims to Expand Horticulture Export Market during The International Phytosanitary Conference

The International Phytosanitary (TIP) conference, set to be hosted in Kenya by Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (Kephis), is the first of its kind in Kenya and Africa. The international plant health conference in Kenya, and which will be held in Nairobi on 12-16th September 2016, will discuss issues pertaining to plant health and pest’s …

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Cedar Mall Nanyuki set to become the Largest Mall in Mount Kenya Region

The construction of the Cedar Mall, the largest mall in Nanyuki, Laikipia county, is ongoing.   2 The shopping mall which will become the largest mall in Mount Kenya region is set on a 18000 square meter along Rumuruti Road in the heart of the town. The project will be undertaken in two phases, in …

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Agro-Weather Tool for Climate-Smart Agriculture tested in Kenya and Ethiopia

An agro-weather tool, the Agro-weather Decision Support System(DSS) is being implemented in Kenya and Ethiopia on a pilot project. The  World Bank, in association with RMSI is developing a system to help farmers plan and manage weather risks to minimize the environmental impacts of farming practices. The Agro-weather Decision Support System 2 The project is …

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