Farming News Daily http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk This is the RSS syndication feed for farmingnewsdaily.co.uk. Three-year Bees Abroad project in Kenya wins Government funding Bees Abroad has secured major funding from the UK Department for International Aid (DFID) for a three-year project to alleviate poverty through advancing beekeeping skills and supporting bio-conservation and bio-enterprise in the arid and semi-arid land (ASAL) in the Kenyan district of Laikipia. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/060114/three_year_bees_abroad_project_in_kenya_wins_government_funding.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Mon, 06 Jan 2014 00:00:00 GMT Farming and Malaria Raising agricultural productivity is a priority in much of sub-Saharan Africa, where some 70% of people live in rural areas and rely on farming. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/050713/farming_and_malaria_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Fri, 05 Jul 2013 00:00:00 GMT A new cattle breed named Fleckvieh A new cattle breed, which matures faster and has high yields compared to others, is causing sensation among farmer. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/250613/a_new_cattle_breed_named_fleckvieh.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Wed, 03 Jul 2013 00:00:00 GMT Dairy farming A new cattle breed, which matures faster and has high yields compared to others, is causing sensation among farmers. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/270613/dairy_farming_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Thu, 27 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT Farming and malaria Raising agricultural productivity is a priority in much of sub-Saharan Africa, where some 70% of people live in rural areas and rely on farming. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/250613/farming_and_malaria.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Wed, 26 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT Elephants destroy crops in Mwatate Hundreds of elephants have invaded farms in Mwatate constituency where they have destroyed crops. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/190613/elephants_destroy_crops_in_mwatate.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Wed, 19 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT Problems with Maize plantings Farmers are a worried lot after the resurgence of a maize virus in Kakamega. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/270513/problems_with_maize_plantings.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Sat, 01 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT Farming drives the economy The economy last year grew by 4.6 per cent, a modest improvement from 4.4 per cent recorded in 2011, buoyed by strong performance in the agriculture, retail and transport sectors. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/290513/farming_drives_the_economy_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Wed, 29 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT New farming and fishing laws The Constitution of Kenya stands out shoulder to shoulder among the most progressive in the world. Since its enactment in 2010, this beautiful piece of governance is among the most searched documents, as informed by thousands of hits daily on Internet search engines. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/140513/new_farming_and_fishing_laws.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Tue, 14 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT Farmers and mobile phones John Mwangi stands in his wooden shed counting bags of maize neatly bundled in burlap. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/080513/farmers_and_mobile_phones_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Sat, 11 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT Government help for the farm sector The Treasury has proposed to allocate Sh38.9 billion to the agriculture, livestock and fisheries ministry, with the bulk of the sector’s disbursement for the first time being earmarked for development projects. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/090513/government_help_for_the_farm_sector_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Sat, 11 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT Italians finance farm irragation THE Italian government has released Sh1 billion to ensure food security in West Pokot and Turkana. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/010513/italians_finance_farm_irragation_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Wed, 01 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT Farmers and their phones Farmers and veterinarians across Africa are increasingly using cell phones to issue alerts quickly about possible animal disease outbreaks at a very early stage and to track wide-scale vaccination campaigns. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/110313/farmers_and_their_phones_.aspx 5mpublishing Mon, 11 Mar 2013 00:00:00 GMT Poultry farming with Chinese help A Chinese firm manufacturing hatchery equipment has partnered with a local establishment to tap into the promising opportunities at the county level in Kenya. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/220213/poultry_farming_with_chinese_help_.aspx 5mpublishing Fri, 22 Feb 2013 00:00:00 GMT Egg production Young Kenyans interested in poultry farming can now apply for egg hatching incubators on credit from the Youth Enterprise Development Fund. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/310113/egg_production_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Sun, 03 Feb 2013 00:00:00 GMT Farm minister walks from court Kenyan court acquitted a former junior minister of inciting violence for lack of evidence following the killing of over 100 people in politically-instigated fighting in the Tana River coastal region, his lawyer said Wednesday. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/230113/farm_minister_walks_from_court_.aspx reuters Sun, 03 Feb 2013 00:00:00 GMT Poultry farming Young Kenyans interested in poultry farming can now apply for egg hatching incubators on credit from the Youth Enterprise Development Fund. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/010213/poultry_farming_.aspx 5mpublishing Fri, 01 Feb 2013 00:00:00 GMT Maize production Farmers in Rift Valley are diversifying from maize production due to the length of time that it takes before harvesting. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/140113/maize_production.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Sat, 19 Jan 2013 00:00:00 GMT Farming for independence After her husband died three years ago, Celine was forced to work on other people’s land for just 50 Kenyan shillings (about 36p) a day. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/071112/farming_for_independence_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Wed, 07 Nov 2012 00:00:00 GMT Poultry feed Kenyan flour miller, Unga Group has announced an 18.7% drop in full-year pretax profit to US$6m. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/091012/poultry_feed__0.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Fri, 12 Oct 2012 00:00:00 GMT Poultry feed Kenyan flour miller, Unga Group has announced an 18.7% drop in full-year pretax profit to US$6m. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/091012/poultry_feed_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Tue, 09 Oct 2012 00:00:00 GMT Hundreds killed in land clash Hundreds of armed raiders killed at least 38 villagers and torched more than 150 houses on Monday in the latest fighting between rival tribes in a dispute over land and water in Kenya's coastal region. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/270912/hundreds_killed_in_land_clash.aspx reuters Thu, 27 Sep 2012 00:00:00 GMT Farm minister charged Farm minister charged http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/240912/farm_minister_charged.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Mon, 24 Sep 2012 00:00:00 GMT Government minister sacked over farm dispute A government minister pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to charges he had incited violence in a dispute over land and water in Kenya's coastal region in which over 100 people have been killed, but was later sacked from the cabinet anyway. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/210912/government_minister_sacked_over_farm_dispute_.aspx albertafarmeaxpress Fri, 21 Sep 2012 00:00:00 GMT Poultry farmers making good money Kenya’s poultry farmers located in Central province made €37.96 million in 2011, a strong indicator of a growing sector now second only to dairy. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/280612/poultry_farmers_making_good_money_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Sun, 01 Jul 2012 00:00:00 GMT Pork production Kenyan Vice president, Kalonzo Musyoka’s China tour has brought investors to Kenya, among them Yurun Food International, the pig producer. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/190612/pork_production_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Sun, 24 Jun 2012 00:00:00 GMT Problems in the maize crop Researchers and scientists have identified the strange disease which has destroyed thousands of acres of maize crops in South Rift as maize lethal necrotic. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/200612/problems_in_the_maize_crop_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Sat, 23 Jun 2012 00:00:00 GMT Less rain this season Two weeks after the start of long rains season, which had delayed for about a month, Kenya is experiencing reduction in rainfall amount in most parts of the country. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/010512/less_rain_this_season_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Sun, 06 May 2012 00:00:00 GMT Farm worker problems The agricultural workers' union has secured the return of more than 3,000 workers to work. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/240412/farm_worker_problems.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Fri, 27 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMT Dairy farming Milk production in North Rift drops as cash-strapped farmers cannot adopt better farming technology. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/240412/dairy_farming_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Tue, 24 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMT Problems for dairy farmers Milk production in North Rift drops as cash-strapped farmers cannot adopt better farming technology http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/180412/problems_for_dairy_farmers_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Wed, 18 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMT Brucellosis in cattle Cattle keepers in Kigali have lost stock worth Rwf 167 million to Brucellosis, a cattle disease caused by the brucella abortus bacteria which leads to miscarriages in the animals. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/290312/brucellosis_in_cattle_.aspx allafrica.com Sat, 14 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMT Imported eggs Kenyan traders who have battled increased production costs, have been pushed across the borders to Uganda to buy cheaper eggs for consumption and re-sale in Kenya. As the cost of poultry feeds increased it forced many farmers interested in the egg business to go hunting for cheaper eggs. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/200112/imported_eggs_.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Fri, 20 Jan 2012 00:00:00 GMT Dairy farmers in trouble The Limuru Dairy Farmers Cooperative Society is on the verge of collapse because of heightened competition in milk processing and a sharp increase in middlemen, who take over 60 per cent of the firm's daily milk supply. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/201211/dairy_farmers_in_trouble_.aspx allafrica.com Sun, 25 Dec 2011 00:00:00 GMT US help for farmers A team of Michigan State University researchers secured a $700,000 grant to help farmers in Zambia and Kenya overcome the challenges faced from changes in climate. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/301111/us_help_for_farmers_.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Wed, 30 Nov 2011 00:00:00 GMT Poultry vaccines A Swiss-funded NGO has embarked on vaccinate of 50,000 chicken in Likuyani district, reports The Star of Nairobi. SCC-VI Agro Forestry, operating in Kitale, hopes to save farmers from losses caused by poultry diseases. The organisation has funded a community based organisation – Kongoni agricultural community – and is targeting 50 CBOs within the district. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/241111/poultry_vaccines.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Thu, 24 Nov 2011 00:00:00 GMT Poultry industry problems Poultry farmers in the North Rift are slowly but steadily looking for other options due to increased cost of eggs production, reports All Africa, citing an item in Daily Nation of Kenya. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/231111/poultry_industry_problems.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Wed, 23 Nov 2011 00:00:00 GMT Poultry farmers hit by feed costs Animal feed manufacturers all over Kenya are shutting their doors and many others are operating at half capacity and struggling cover their costs, according to the Association of Kenya Feed Manufacturers (Akefema). http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/171111/poultry_farmers_hit_by_feed_costs.aspx worldpoultry Thu, 17 Nov 2011 00:00:00 GMT Kenya - Vaccine in development for East Coast fever A vaccine to protect cattle from East Coast fever, a destructive disease in eastern and central Africa, is being developed in Kenya. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/041111/kenya___vaccine_in_development_for_east_coast_fever.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Sun, 13 Nov 2011 00:00:00 GMT Wheat breakthrough Two wheat varieties resistant to the deadly Ug99 strain of stem rust are set for release in Kenya, says a report from United Nations' Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs (IRIN). http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/081111/wheat_breakthrough.aspx albertafarmeaxpress Tue, 08 Nov 2011 00:00:00 GMT Farm irrigation ABOUT 1.2million hectares will be irrigated in the next five years as part of the government plan to eradicate drought-related hunger in the country, President Kibaki has said. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/201011/farm_irrigation.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Thu, 20 Oct 2011 00:00:00 GMT Vaccinating cattle Entomologist Glen Scoles, veterinary medical officer Massaro Ueti and research leader Don Knowles at the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Animal Disease Research Unit (ADRU) in Pullman, Washington, have been working on the collaborative project for more than five years. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/191011/vaccinating_cattle_.aspx 5mpublishing Wed, 19 Oct 2011 00:00:00 GMT Drought payment scheme The scheme, which has been piloted in northern Kenya since early 2010, uses freely-available satellite data to assess the state of pastures. When the images show that pastures have dried up, farmers can claim compensation for animals that have died as a result — without insurers having to verify the deaths in person. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/260911/drought_payment_scheme.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Sat, 01 Oct 2011 00:00:00 GMT Concerns over sugar prices Lack of duty-free sugar from the Common Markets for Eastern and Southern Africa member states is to blame for the current sugar crisis. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/300911/kenya___concerns_over_sugar_prices_.aspx allafrica.com Fri, 30 Sep 2011 00:00:00 GMT Sugarcane farming Sugarcane farmers are now demanding sugar companies review cane prices upwards to ensure that farmers also benefit from sugar price hikes. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/290911/sugarcane_farming.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Thu, 29 Sep 2011 00:00:00 GMT New farm land schemes Biodiversity conservation among pastoral communities is increasingly researched as an area that could hold the key to helping pastoralists deal with the challenges of climate change and land use policy changes by allowing them to diversify their incomes. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/280911/new_farm_land_schemes.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Wed, 28 Sep 2011 00:00:00 GMT Drought payments for farmers The scheme, which has been piloted in northern Kenya since early 2010, uses freely-available satellite data to assess the state of pastures. When the images show that pastures have dried up, farmers can claim compensation for animals that have died as a result — without insurers having to verify the deaths in person. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/230911/drought_payments_for_farmers.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Fri, 23 Sep 2011 00:00:00 GMT Poultry farming problems Poultry farmers countrywide are scaling back chicken production, driven by the soaring costs of feed made principally from maize, which is now at all-time high prices, according to Business Daily Africa. But for some, the soaring prices have forced a search for alternative feed that scientists claim are cheaper and more nutritious for poultry, and end competition for mainstream human food. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/150911/poultry_farming_problems.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Thu, 15 Sep 2011 00:00:00 GMT Pig farming A number of farmers in Central Kenya have turned to pig breeding as a profitable cottage industry, owing to high demand and good prices. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/060911/pig_farming.aspx 5mpublishing Tue, 06 Sep 2011 00:00:00 GMT Pig farming A number of farmers in Central Kenya have turned to pig breeding as a profitable cottage industry, owing to high demand and good prices. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/060911/kenya___pig_farming.aspx 5mpublishing Tue, 06 Sep 2011 00:00:00 GMT