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HAYA NDIYO MAJINA YA WANAFUNZI WOTE WALIOCHAGULIWA VYUO VIKUU 2016/2017

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FEEDING THE NATION IS A JOB FOR US ALL

Participants mingle and share ideas during a past similar clinic held in Nyeri. Through these clinics, various stakeholders have taken up the challenge and joined smallholder farmers in their food production journey to boost the country's food security. FILE PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP  

By NELSON MAINA
Kenya has been classed by international institutions like Food and Agriculture Organisation and World Bank as lush, such that it can be the agricultural supply station for Africa.
But despite the category, the country is struggling to feed its population, year-in, year-out.
A recent Global Hunger Index by the International Food Policy Research Institute ranks Kenya among 50 countries where the levels of hunger remain serious and alarming.
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MHANDISI METHEW MTIGUMWE ATEULIWA NA RAIS KUWA KATIBU MKUU WIZARA YA KILIMO, UVUVI NA MIFUGO

Aliyekuwa Mkuu wa Mkoa wa Singida Mhandisi Mathew Mtigumwe pichani


Na Mathias Canal

Kwa mujibu wa taarifa iliyotolewa na Gerson Msigwa ambaye ni Mkurugenzi wa Mawasilino ya Rais, IKULU imeeleza kuwa Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania Dkt. John Pombe Magufuli jan tarehe 07 Desemba, 2016 alifanya uteuzi wa Katibu Mkuu mmoja na Mkuu wa Mkoa mmoja na pia amefanya mabadiliko madogo katika Wizara na Mikoa kama ifuatavyo;
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SBL YAKABIDHI MRADI WA MAJI WA 83M/- MAKANYA WILAYANI SAME

Mkuu wa wilaya ya same Bi Rosemary Semanyole akifurahi pamoja na baadhi ya viongozi wa serengeti breweries Limited .kushoto ni Mkurugenzi wa Mawasialiano wa SBLJohn Wanyancha  mara baada ya uzinduzi wa mradi wa maji katika kijiji cha makanya..Hafla ya uzinduzi ilifanyika katika kijiji cha Makanya wilaya ya same mapema jana.
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TAASISI YA AFRICAN RELIEF YAANZISHA KILIMO CHA UMWAGILIAJI CHUMBI, RUFIJI

Mkurugenzi wa Taasisi ya African Relief Organization, Samy  Mohammed Elazeb (kulia) akisimamia trekta likilima shamba lenye ukubwa wa ekali 2500 eneo la Khanga, katika Kijiji cha Chumbi C, wilayani Rufiji, Mkoa wa Pwani mwishoni mwa wiki.Taasisi hiyo itaanza uzalishaji wa mazao ya mahindi na mpunga.PICHA ZOTE NA RICHARD MWAIKENDA;KAMANDA WA MATUKIO BLOG
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INTEGRATED FARMING INCREASES HARVEST

Maina Karuiru tends to his avocado trees in his farm in Mathira. PHOTO | JOSEPH KANYI NATION MEDIA GROUP

Most farmers practice conventional farming with fertiliser application and over-production of similar crops across regions, which have yields far below potential productivity levels.
The conventional cropping system has several challenges such as poor ecological diversity, soil and water pollution, soil erosion and loss of soil fertility as well as pests and diseases.
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FOUR THINGS THAT DERAIL GREENHOUSE FARMERS

Esther Rotich in Kirambach Women Group’s greenhouse in Baringo. FILE PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

Despite the benefits of greenhouse technology, most farmers face numerous challenges. They include:
TEMPERATURE AND HUMIDITY
Many farmers fail to get good profits from greenhouse crops because they cannot manage the two important factors that determine plant growth and productivity. Greenhouse temperatures below 13 degrees Celsius and above 30 degrees Celsius in the case of dry air or higher than 30 to 35 degrees Celsius in cases of high air humidity affect growth and productivity of most crops. The optimal temperatures for production of greenhouse tomatoes, pepper and eggplant should be 15 to 30 degrees Celsius and not beyond 35 degrees Celsius.
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ORGANIC FARMING BRINGS WEALTH TO YOUTH GROUP

Helitech Youth Group leader William Ngigi Gitau explains the numerous uses of the fennel crop that they grow in the group's farms. The young farmers grow oregano, chia, thyme, fennel, tree tomatoes, radish, marjoram, stevia, carrots, broccoli, pepino melons and parsley in their kitchen gardens. PHOTO | BRIAN OKINDA | NATION MEDIA GROUP  

By BRIAN OKINDA
Nestled behind the lush Limuru tea estates, deep in Kiambu County lies Lari. The cool breeze from the giant Aberdare slaps our faces as we enter the serene ambience of Kagaa, a little known village in Lari teeming with lush farms.
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CHIA IS THE NEW WONDER CROP ON THE FARM

Stephen Gatimu on his chia farm in Njoro. He grows the crop on ten acres of his farm. PHOTO | GRACE GITAU | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

By GRACE GITAU
The brown cover of wheat on several farms along the busy Njoro-Elburgon Road stretch yonder, giving one an impression of how dominant the crop is in the region.
However, some 2km from Njoro town in Kenana village, the dominance of wheat is challenged by luxuriant purple-flowered plants.
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