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Existing Policies Supporting Digital Services and Investment in the Agricultural Sector in Kenya

This policy brief stems from a thorough examination of the policy landscape governing the agricultural sector in Kenya. It delves into the intricacies of existing policies, paying special attention to their stance on digital Agricultural Extension and Advisory Services (AEAS). The study identifies policies that play a pivotal role in either fostering or hindering the …

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Digital Agriculture turns into a profitable Venture for the youth

Kenya agricultural sector needs the young generation to revitalize and enhance agriculture as an enterprise. To thrive in this sector, we need the innovative energy from the young generation. In Murang’a County which is about 100 KM East of Nairobi, it’s refreshing to encounter a team of youth who are passionate about farming. Constant capital …

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East African stakeholders get Knowledge Management Training to Catalyze Improvement in Rural Livelihoods

By Sharon Ibenu (AFAAS), Genevieve Apio (ASARECA), Daniel Peprah (FARA) Kigali-Rwanda: A consortium consisting of the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), the Association of Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA), and the Eastern Farmers Federation (EAFF) are conducting a five-day training for implementing teams from the National Agricultural Research and Extension …

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AFAAS Knowledge Management Champions 2022 Awarded; Determined to Reach the Last Mile

The CAADP-XP4 Consortium through the leadership of Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa(FARA), with funding from the European Union  jointly and successfully  held the Knowledge Management for Agricultural Development (KM4AgD) Conference 2022 edition  from 14th to 16th September 2022 at Alisa Hotel, in Accra, Ghana. The conference themed Strengthening the African Knowledge Ecosystem for achieving & Sustaining …

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Rwanda Agriculture Extension model, a successful case of farmer field school institutionalisation in Eastern Africa

Rwanda is a small country with 26 338 km² and arable land estimated to 48% of its total area (FAO, 2016). Its population is estimated to 12,952,209 people (UN, 2019) and the majority of its rural households derive their income mainly from agricultural activities. As other countries of  Eastern Africa, Rwanda has experienced the use …

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Digital Connectors for farming communities selected for ACP AIRTEA Funding

AFAAS’s Digital Connectors for farming communities was among eleven (11) Third-Party Projects selected for the ACP AIRTEA Third-Party funding under the project “Strengthening Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation Ecosystem for Inclusive Rural Transformation and Livelihoods in Eastern Africa” (AIRTEA). The AIRTEA project is coordinated by the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), together with the Association …

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CLIMATE CHANGE is here with us; KeFAAS in-bid to foster farmers!

In bid to promote Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA), the Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services – Kenya (KeFAAS) through its membership has strived to provide technical knowledge, management skills, and information services that smallholder farmers need to improve their livelihoods in the rapidly changing global climatic conditions. The approach is seen as a solution to help …

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Vertical Bag Gardening for Healthy Diets in the Wake of COVID-19 Pandemic

Advances in technology are key to the future of agriculture as farmers strive to feed the world with limited natural resources. Kenya has in the recent past faced recurrent food security and nutrition challenges resulting to rocketing food prices, high input prices, prolonged and severe drought and high inflation rate. The impact of COVID-19 on …

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Young Kenyan Farmer Remains Resilient To Beat Food Value Chain Break Amid Virus Outbreak

GFRAS-YPARD Competition “Coping with COVID-19: Stories from the Field” This story won the 2nd Place in the Youth Category in Kenya By KEVIN ODUOR LUNZALU COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted food value chains locally, nationally, and internationally. The business of keeping Kenya fed, is kept going by young, resilient, adaptive, and ambitious farmers who have vowed to …

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Tackling the Enemy: COVID-19 Control Measures

GFRAS-YPARD Competition “Coping with COVID-19: Stories from the Field” This story won the 1st Place in the General Category in Kenya By Hudson Wereh Shiraku “If we continue to behave normally, this disease will treat us abnormally. Behaving normal under these circumstances is akin to having a death wish” These were the heart-wrenching words of …

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Local Cluster-Based Food Value Chain, Solving Supply Disruption In The Wake Of COVID-19 Pandemic

GFRAS-YPARD Competition “Coping with COVID-19: Stories from the Field” This story won the 1st Place in the Youth Category in Kenya By KEVIN ODUOR LUNZALU COVID-19 pandemic has disoriented the already vulnerable food value chains in Kenya. With little supply diversification mechanisms especially at the local level, smallholder farmers in Kenya suffer the most whenever unexpected …

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