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04 May 2022
View news from Kenya Genetic finding could help beat fatal African cattle infection
A section of DNA found to protect native African cattle against East Coast fever could safeguard breeds introduced to the region....
11 September 2020
View news from Kenya New study highlights the struggles facing Kenyan farmers
A new study from 60 Decibels, a tech-enabled impact measurement company, shows an economic crunch for Kenya's farmers....
27 June 2020
View news from Kenya "They know the importance of the soil”
"Living Farms": Rudolf Steiner School in Kenya applies biodynamic farming...
17 December 2019
View news from Kenya New Livestock Regulations to Boost Trade on Global Stage
KENYA - The new livestock regulations being formulated have been lauded as crucial to opening Kenya to the international market....
18 July 2019
View news from Kenya Kenya's Demand for Cattle, Poultry Products to Rise
KENYA - Demand for beef, dairy and poultry products will rise by 90 percent in 30 years as the population increases, a report has shown. ...
11 June 2019
View news from Kenya Product Differentiation 'Can Double Beef Earnings'
KENYA - Product differentiation during beef production can bring farmers up to twice their buying price if they exercise proper handling, Kenya Markets Trust's sector manager of livestock Boniface Kaberia has said....
14 May 2019
View news from Kenya Rising Meat Appetite Pushes Livestock Turnover to Sh146bn
KENYA - Kenyans’ growing appetite for meat and dairy products saw the livestock sector turnover hit Sh146 billion in 2018 from Sh135.6 billion, supported by private and county government value chains....
05 December 2018
View news from Kenya Herders Advised to Ditch Traditional Cattle for Grade Cows
KENYA - President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged livestock farmers in Narok to shift to keeping grade cows to maximize their profits....
17 November 2017
View news from Kenya Fears Over Chicken, Beef Being Sold in Some Eateries
KENYA - Lunchtime and early evening see fast food outlets in the city bustling with people, with chips and fried chicken among the most popular meals ordered. ...
04 July 2017
View news from Kenya Govt Committed to Help Farmers Improve Quality of Beef, Dairy
KENYA - President Uhuru Kenyatta has said the Government is committed to help farmers improve the quality of beef and dairy produce....
02 May 2017
View news from Kenya Agency Distributes Animal Feed to Save Livestock
KENYA - The National Drought Management Authority (NDMA) has distributed animal feed worth Sh4 million to assist pastoralists who have migrated to Mt Kenya region due to the ongoing drought....
27 March 2017
View news from Kenya Crisis Slows Efforts to Reclaim European Beef Market
KENYA - The land invasions experienced in Laikipia County could slow down Kenya’s efforts to reclaim its beef export quota to the European Union, which it lost 25 years ago....
07 March 2017
View news from Kenya Kenya to Spend Over US$2.15M for Livestock Payouts Over Drought
KENYA - The Kenyan government announced on Sunday that it will spend US$2.15 million for cash payouts to support pastoralists to purchase fodder and animal feed for their stock until the end of the severe drought....
09 February 2017
View news from Kenya Kenyan Farmers Urged to Shield Livestock from Drought Via Feed Conservation
KENYA - A Kenyan scientist on Wednesday called for a need for livestock farmers to practice feed conservation to cushion their animals from famine during prolonged periods of drought....
25 March 2015
View news from Kenya Lesser Parasites Could Hold Fever Vaccine Answer
AFRICA – East Coast Fever is far less deadly to calves if the host becomes simultaneously infected with a much less potent tick-borne infection....
14 October 2014
View news from Kenya Baboons Provide Disease Solution For African Farmers
AFRICA – A major cattle disease limiting agricultural production across Africa is seeing geneticists use Baboon genetics to breed for resistance in livestock....
28 August 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...
06 March 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....
11 April 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....
22 February 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....
21 October 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...
25 August 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....
23 August 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. ...
09 June 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....
17 May 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....
26 April 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...
24 January 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....
13 September 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....
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