Warehousing Receipt System Legislation to Reduce Post-harvest Losses in Kenya

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The Warehouse Receipt System Bill no. 10 has been in the Kenya parliament since 2017 but if passed in 2018, it will create a more valuable system of cold room certifications for farmers to reduce post-harvest losses. The law was last mentioned in the National Assembly on February 21,...
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Kenya Potato Value Chain Gets a Lift Off from the Irish Government

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The sale of Irish potatoes from the country is set to improve in coming months following the launch of a program by Kenya and Ireland. The project focuses its initial roll out on Nyandarua in the north-western part of Central Province. Announcing the partnership, the Irish government’s representatives in...
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Kenya Steps off Pesticide Road Courtesy of EU grant to Fight Armyworm Naturally

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Kenya farmers will from February 22, 2018 combat the armyworm threat on their maize fields through organic methods courtesy of a grant from the European Union (EU). The funds will allow family growers to reduce dependence on pesticides and hence improve the quality of their subsistence crops and fresh...
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Kenya Narrows Down 5 Fresh Produce to Tip its Exports Value Overseas

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The five top agricultural exports from Kenya could gain more than 20 percent value addition if the government carries out a new export-boosting plan. The agricultural principal secretary, Chris Kiptoo, highlighted tea, alongside coffee, flowers, pyrethrum and horticultural produce, as the key to generating more income. He was speaking...
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Kenya Seeks Diversification To Really Export All Kinds of Produce

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The Cabinet Secretary for Agriculture in Kenya, Willy Bett, spoke November 15 on a need to diversify Kenya’s fresh produce and the animal product exports sector. The minister touted the need to include food crops to the already highly successful horticultural produce like flowers, tea, fresh vegetables and fruits....
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Kenyan Company Guarantees Quality & Fair Prices For Fresh Produce Buyers

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  Selina Wamucii, a fresh produce company based in Kenya, has launched a robust program that guarantees consistency in high quality, fair prices and volumes for bulk buyers of fresh produce. According to the company, “the number one worry for fresh produce buyers is quality and prices. “If you...
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