Greenlife Crop Protection Africa on 19th December, 2017 signed a pledge to donate insecticides and fungicides valued at KES 13.7 million to Makueni County. The donation of three different types of fungicides and one insecticide will be made during the 2017/2018 agricultural calendar of the county.
Trees may be easy to spot on the plains of Africa but they are often overlooked as a source of income for farmers. A University of Illinois study shows trees on farms may help reduce rural poverty and maintain biodiversity.
There is a lot of market talk about Pepino melon which has taken the Kenyan market by storm. The fruit is gaining a lot of interest because of its high demand among customers who are after its health benefits.
“There will be impacts on the quantity, quality and location of the food we produce,” said Dr. Sam Myers, a medical doctor and senior research scientist studying environmental health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Although genetically modified organisms (GMOs) don’t appear by themselves to have ill effects on human health, the herbicides used on these crops could be an overlooked health threat, some researchers say in a controversial new opinion piece.