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Wednesday, August 28, 2013
View news from Kenya Building Resilient Food Systems, Adaptation to Climate Change
KENYA - Ecosystem-based adaptation approaches should be mainstreamed and up-scaled to build resilient food systems and adapt to climate change in Africa. This was the declaration made by participants to the 1st Africa Food Security and Adaptation Conference...
Wednesday, March 06, 2013
View news from Kenya Cell Phones Revolutionizing Kenya’s Livestock Sector
KENYA - 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....
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
View news from Kenya Kenya Uses GPS to Tackle War Against Cattle Theft
KENYA - A new system of tracking stolen livestock in regions prone to rustling will be launched this year....
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
View news from Kenya Strengthening Partnerships Against Rift Valley Fever
KENYA - Livestock researchers are working towards joint efforts of preventing and controlling Rift Valley fever in eastern Africa....
Friday, October 21, 2011
View news from Kenya Farmers Receive Payouts For Livestock Losses
KENYA - In the midst of a drought-induced food crisis affecting millions in the Horn of Africa, an innovative insurance program for poor livestock keepers is making its first payouts today, providing compensation for some 650 insured herders in northern...
Thursday, August 25, 2011
View news from Kenya Herders Paid For Conserving Land In New Scheme
KENYA - Kenya’s pastoral herders are being paid for conserving their wildlife-rich rangelands for livestock and wildlife alike in innovative new schemes....
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
View news from Kenya Farmers May Soon Receive First Drought Payout
KENYA - Insurers will assess in October whether Kenyan farmers signed up to the Index-Based Livestock Insurance scheme will receive their first payment, after the worst drought in the region for 60 years. ...
Thursday, June 09, 2011
View news from Kenya NFUS Links With Kenyan Farming Community
KENYA - A delegation from NFU Scotland is in Kenya to view first hand the challenges that face pastoral farming and agriculture in the country and identify if the Union can contribute to ongoing improvements to farming in the region in the future....
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
View news from Kenya Identify Livestock Genes To Protect Against Nagana
KENYA - An international research team using a new combination of approaches has found two genes that may prove of vital importance to the lives and livelihoods of millions of farmers in a tsetse fly-plagued swathe of Africa the size of the United States....
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
View news from Kenya Livestock Insurance Scheme Wins Innovation Award
KENYA - A novel livestock insurance scheme for poor pastoral herders in Kenya’s Marsabit District, initiated by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) with private sector and other partners, has won the inaugural Vision 2030 ICT Innovation...
Monday, January 24, 2011
View news from Kenya Move To Shield Kenyan Farmers From Dry Spell
KENYA - Ministry of Livestock officials meet last week to plan how to use funds expected from the Treasury to help buy cattle from farmers who can no longer take care of them....
Monday, September 13, 2010
View news from Kenya Greener Pastures And Better Breeds Reduce Carbon
KENYA - A new study by the International Livestock Research Institute has found that reductions in greenhouse gases could be worth $1 billion dollars to poor livestock farmers if they could sell saved carbon on international markets....
Monday, October 19, 2009
View news from Kenya FAO to Aid Kenyan Livestock Farmers
KENYA - The UN Food and Agricultural Organisation(FAO) have taken steps to stem cattle starvation and enhance productivity....
Monday, October 05, 2009
View news from Kenya Ministry Stops Buying Cattle
KENYA - The Kenya Meat Commission (KMC) has suspended the off-take scheme aimed at buying cattle and slaughtering them at the buying centres after the ministry of Livestock Development ran out of cash....
Friday, September 04, 2009
View news from Kenya Drought in Kenya Causes Livestock to Die
KENYA - As an unrelentless drought siezes Kenya for the third year, stock and game die, leaving farmers with little choice but to abandon their days of herding cattle. A report by John Vidal, of The Guardian enlightens us to the real effects of climate...
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
View news from Kenya Kenya to Establish Disease-free Zones
KENYA - The Kenyan Government is making fresh attempts to establish livestock disease-free zones to expand the country's beef export market....
Monday, February 18, 2008
View news from Kenya Livestock Traders Count Sh260m Losses in Kenya
KENYA - Traders in Narok have lost about Sh260 million since violence erupted in several parts of the country. ...
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
View news from Kenya Cattle Breeders in Embryo Exchange Pact With S. Africa
KENYA - The Veterinary Department has stepped up efforts to improve dairy sector productivity through imports of Ayrshire embryos from South Africa. ...
Friday, November 16, 2007
View news from Kenya EU Set to Milk Region With Subsidised Goods?
KENYA - "Dairy farmers in Kenya are doing well now," says Peter Wanyeki, as he flashes a big smile. "Before, when we went home to the village, you could never take enough money with you. Everybody was poor. But now the situation is different. The dairy...
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
View news from Kenya Smart Card Technology To Revamp Milk Collection
KENYA - A smart card system being tested in the country is set to change the way milk farmers do business, by using technology to improve record-keeping and efficiency. ...
Wednesday, January 31, 2007
View news from Kenya Kenya mulls cattle vaccine as fever spreads
KENYA - The Kenyan government said on Tuesday that its scientists have started manufacturing livestock vaccines for Rift Valley fever, which has killed at least 150 people and threatened the country's beef sector. ...
Monday, January 01, 2007
View news from Kenya Livestock exports to continue
KENYA - Kenya will continue to export beef products to Mauritius and other countries in the Middle East despite the outbreak of the Rift Valley Fever (RVF). ...
Monday, November 20, 2006
View news from Kenya Kenya: Farmers Warned of Toxins in Dairy Feeds
KENYA - Almost half of animal feeds for livestock in Nairobi are contaminated with toxins dangerous to human health. ...

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