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New vegetable variety releases expand market options for Africa’s farmers
Smallholder flower farming is set to be a rapidly growing market in Kenya, says Agriculture Secretary Wilson Songa
Urban horticulture supplies fresh food, creates jobs, recycles waste
HARSH WEATHER, GLOBAL economic meltdown and the negative effects of the post-election violence have hit hard this vital lifeline of thousands of Kenyan farmers. Reduced demand for horticultural products- particularly in Europe has seen exports plummet by 7.4 percent in the first half of 2009, according to the Central Bank of Kenya estimates.