Army worm threatens foundation seed yields

Kenya could import foundation seed in the next planting season if delay in decisive measures to combat the invasive Fall Army Worm (FAW) is not addressed fast. There is fear that over 50,000 acres of maize have been infested by FAW as the County Government of Trans Nzoia – first to tackle the pest – ...
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Uhuru set to launch railway cargo service today

President Uhuru Kenyatta is set to launch the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) cargo freight services at Mombasa Port today. This will mark the beginning of faster cargo evacuation at the port and end perennial cargo congestion. The launch will take place at ground zero, the starting point for the SGR railw...
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SGR launch marks birth of a new era

Murigi Macharia @PeopleDailyKe President Uhuru Kenyatta’s inaugural ride aboard the high speed Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) train on Wednesday from Mombasa to Nairobi will usher a new dawn and mark the beginning of a revolutionised transport sector. Launch of the new train service coincides with the his...
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The forgotten plight of economic drivers, catalysts

Politics heavily influence economic decisions. When this happens, as it often does, the private sector suffers, yet it is the biggest driver of economic growth. Manufacturers are always victims of policy changes. They endure more taxes, have to shoulder increase in wages and in case of a rise in fuel an...
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Smart fertiliser, soil use key to food security, say experts

Nicholas [email protected] Low use of research data, inadequate application of fertiliser and lack of sound planning is contributing to the acute food shortage Africa is grappling with currently, say agricultural experts. Farmers are using insufficient fertiliser despite the improved seeds they ar...
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