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Kenyan Farmers Beat Drought – And Then Battle Pests

Kenyan farmers are dealing with extraneous factors such as drought and pests and to lower the impact on PHL, they are using special varieties of maize and metal storage silos. http://www.trust.org/item/?map=kenyan-farmers-beat-drought-and-then-battle-pests

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Cereals Board Launches New Drive to Boost Maize Harvest

The Kenyan Cereals Board launches a new drive to boost maize harvest by providing farmers with much-needed fertilizer and training on how to improve yields. This process should take about three months and 2.4 million bags of fertilizer, which are expected to save farmers’ losses by up to 30 percent. http://www.nation.co.ke/News/regional/Cereals+board+launches+new+drive+to+boost+maize+harvest+/-/1070/1239910/-/2yu921z/-/

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Querries Over Gazetting of Biosafety Law

Kenya raising standards and import requirements for GMOs The government in gazetting the Biosafety Regulations seeks to regulate the cultivation, importation and trade, in Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) as a way to prevent unscrupulous importation of the GMOs into the country. Kenya is the fourth country in Africa to allow GMOs. Government trying to encourage […]

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Kenyan Farmers on Spotlight as Drought Bites

Despite governmental prioritization for Kenyan farmers and crop availability for citizens, postharvest losses, especially due to the larger grain borer, continue to afflict the country, causing it to import large amount of staple crops. Agricultural authorities believe that farmer education is key in reversing this plight, as over 80% of farmers store their crops improperly. […]

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Investors Target Harvest with Mobile Maize Dryers

Lesiolo Grain Handlers Limited (LGHL), which exhibited its mobile drier at the ninth edition of the annual agribusiness fair by the Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC), is the latest to join other players eyeing this window. Poor drying due to overreliance on heat from the sun has been cited as a major cause of Aflatoxin […]

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Fact Sheet: Increasing Prosperity in India, U.S., Africa

The United States and India will continue to negotiate a bilateral investment treaty, which includes collaborating on food security issues in Africa, and the US aiding India in improving farm-to-market practices in order to reduce PHL. The two countries will aid the countries of Liberia, Malawi, and Kenya to “improve agricultural production by sending participants from […]

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4m Bags Needed as Maize Stocks Dry Up

Kenya faces serious smuggling problems, all while reserves have dropped to levels sufficient enough for only two months. 4.5 million bags need to be imported to Kenya due to the shortage and the government is counting on an early harvest to abate the problem. http://www.nation.co.ke/News/4m+bags+needed+as+maize+stocks+dry+up+/-/1056/1195992/-/8fodmt/-/

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Maize Stocks Fall Sharply with Rise in Smuggling

Smuggling is yet another cause for PHL as one million bags of maize have disappeared and are thought to have been sent to southern Sudan. Accordingly, prices have doubled, stocks have decreased significantly, and the import duty on maize was waived so that the country could meet the demand of its citizens. http://www.businessdailyafrica.com/Corporate+News/Maize+stocks+fall+sharply+with+rise++in+smuggling/-/539550/1195852/-/1032lwj/-/

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