Agriculture and Food Authority (AFA)

Markets give raw fruits wide berth

Reading Time: 2 minutes The horticulture sector risks making major losses as international markets move to reject produce suspected to be immature and highly […]

Police nab potato traders flouting packaging rules in Nyandarua

Reading Time: 2 minutes Police in Nyandarua County have intercepted eight lorries carrying potatoes in extended bags contrary to the Crops (Irish Potatoes) Regulations […]

State starts enforcing 50kg potato packaging law

Reading Time: 2 minutes Potato dealers face three years in jail and Sh5 million fine if they violate Crops (Irish Potatoes) Regulations 2019, Agriculture […]

AFA move to axe cartels in potato business

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Ministry of Agriculture yesterday launched a nationwide crackdown targeting traders violating the Irish potatoes 50kg rule to inhibit cartels […]

Cereal millers and AFA differ over claims of maize shortage

Reading Time: 2 minutes Cereal millers have warned the price of maize flour is likely to increase due a shortage arising from hoarding by […]

Act to avoid new circus over maize

Reading Time: 2 minutes Kenya must put in place policies to cushion consumers from a surge in the cost of maize flour after freezing […]

Shift in cash crops as macadamia farming takes root in Nakuru County

Reading Time: 2 minutes For countless years, maize and potatoes farming has been a major source of income for thousands of farmers in Nakuru […]

Firms face tough warehouse receipt system requirements

Reading Time: 2 minutes Only companies that will demonstrate ability to raise adequate capital to finance initial investment in infrastructure and three years operational […]

State unveils plan to drive revival of agriculture sector

Reading Time: 3 minutes Farmers involved in commodity exports are set to benefit from high earnings and expanded global market, thanks to an ambitious […]

SMEs set to establish specialised tea auction

Reading Time: < 1 minute Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that grow and market specialised teas will be assisted by the International Trade Corporation (ITC) […]