Horticulture

Kenya to invest US$4.6 million in pyrethrum farming

PyrethrumKenya will pledge approximately US$4.6mn to revive the pyrethrum sector in Nakuru County and the rest of the country, county assembly agriculture committee member Njuguna Gichamu has announced

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Rose geranium distillation project benefits rural community in South Africa

Rose geraniumA rose geranium cultivation and distillation project is to be implemented in KwaNobuhle, South Africa, to benefit the community near Uitenhage in the Eastern Cape

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Kenya flower farms turn to solar power

solar-flower  AggathoposKenyan flower farms have started investing in solar panels in an attempt to get access to a stable power source and cut electricity costs

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Kenya explores alternative uses of geothermal power

The Olkaria II geothermal plantWhile the focus on geothermal power in East Africa has mainly been on electricity generation, experts in Kenya now say that its potential goes beyond this into agriculture, health, tourism and hotel industries

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Zimbabwe tobacco seed in high demand

tobacco plant Piyachok ThawornmatAlmost a tonne of tobacco seed has been sold in Zimbabwe as demand for the commodity continues to increase, the Tobacco Research Board (TRB) revealed

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