The Eastern Africa Farmers’ Federation in partnership with IFAD is calling on rural youth groups in agriculture and agribusiness related enterprises to submit business proposals for support in accessing: Technical support to develop enterprise ready investment proposals, Agri-business incubation services and mentorship Potential funders/ investors and other partnership opportunities The proposal can be on an existing businesses/start-ups run by youth with a view of creating employment. The business proposal should be on… Read More

By Bill Oketch KOLE/APAC- Researchers have warned of a serious threat posed by cassava brown streak disease (CBSD), saying it could cause food insecurity in Lango. The worst hit areas are Chegere Sub-county in Apac District and Bala Sub-county in Kole District, where nearly 100 per cent of residents are farmers. Many famers interviewed by this newspaper do not know the origin of this disease. Dr Settumba Mukasa, the principle investigator with… Read More

In Summary The programme that was officially launched at Njoro Campus by Nakuru and Baringo Counties Executive in-charge of Agriculture this week has been ongoing on a pilot basis for the last two years. Though all students are supposed to go for field attachment as a course requirement, this programme is intense as students partly become managers and teachers at the same time. Egerton University has launched a field attachment programme in… Read More