Market News | FoodAgro Kenya 2017

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  • Kenya: Govt to Setup $8 Million Bull Semen Production Station

    Posted on :Wednesday , 22nd March 2017

    The government is finalising the construction of a Sh800 million station to keep bulls that will generate quality semen for Artificial Insemination (AI) services following an increased demand from Kenyan dairy farmers.

     
    The bull station, based at the Agricultural Development Corporation (ADC) headquarters in Kitale will supply semen to the Eldoret-based liquid nitrog. . .

  • Kenya: New Eldoret Fertilizer Plant Starts Production

    Posted on :Wednesday , 22nd March 2017

    The newly built fertiliser plant in Eldoret has started sales after the government bought five tonnes to be offered to farmers under the taxpayer-funded subsidy plan.

     
    Japanese conglomerate Toyota Tsusho owns the Eldoret blending plant and hopes to upgraded it in the second phase of construction at a cost of Sh123 billion.
     
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  • Kenya: Govt Announces New Measures to Stabilise Milk Prices

    Posted on :Wednesday , 22nd March 2017

    The government has announced new measures to stabilise milk prices. Under the new plan, farmers will avoid middlemen and deliver their produce directly to processors.

     
    The plan is also meant to guarantee farmers good returns and stable supply to consumers during wet and dry seasons.
     
    Currently, milk producers are reeling from heavy produ. . .

  • Africa: Drones Helping Maize Breeders Cut Costs

    Posted on :Tuesday , 21st March 2017

    Harare — Using drone technology could cut labour and costs spent in collecting data for maize breeding by at least ten per cent, preliminary findings of a project shows.

     
    With increased demand for better seeds to adapt to changing climate, breeders have turned to unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) also known as drones for precise gathering of data from the field t. . .

  • Kenya: Dairy Processor Ups Raw Milk Buying Price, Sparks Price War as Farmers Rejoice

    Posted on :Friday , 17th March 2017

    Brookside has upped the price war in the dairy market after the processor increased its raw milk buying price by 13 per cent to a record Sh42 to boost its intake amid a shortage.

     
    The increase, starting Thursday, looks set to trigger a battle for raw milk with other processors like New KCC expected to follow suit in line with previous trends.
     
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