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A 65M Modern Rice Mill For Kisumu

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Rice is considered one of the major contributors to the realization of food security in Kenya. Initiatives being put in place by Lake Basin Development Authority together with the proposals in the next phase of the National Rice Development Strategy are expected to address most of the challenges facing rice production in Western Kenya. The…

Kenya’s Ambitions for Aquaculture with a Deficit of 400,000 Tonnes of Fish

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Farmers and the County Governments are targeting to expand aquaculture. Kenya currently produces about 500,000 metric tonnes of fish, much of which is caught in Lake Victoria. Chinese imports of Whole Tilapia – the most popular fish in Kenya – sells for around Kshs 250 per kg, compared with Kshs 350 or Kshs 400 depending…

Funds Guarantee Smallholder Farmers in Kisumu County Smart Agriculture

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A major challenge still remains in flexible loans and access to agricultural credit for smallholder farmers in Kenya. Flexibility of loans and grants offered to farmers is low. For a smallholder seeking a loan or funding from a bank, rate is too high and their terms unfavorable. Against this backdrop, Kisumu Governor Prof. Anyang’ Nyong’o…

Blue Economy: Boosting Aquaculture in the Lake Region

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Fish farming has made observable contributions to food security, creation of employment, income generation and nutrition. In the Lake Region and beyond comprising of Kisumu, Siaya, Homa Bay, Migori, Kisii, Nyamira, and Kakamega, fish farming considered it as a source of employment while those viewing it as potentially able to enhance living standards. A constant…