Horticulture

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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Kenya's blossoming flower sector targets new markets

Kenya flower industry rick mn FlickrAt least 125 local and international companies showcased their products and services at the second International Flower Trade Exhibition (IFTEX) recently held at the Oshwal Centre on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya

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Tanzanian government to review tobacco farmers' debts

Tobacco plant AfricaA special committee set up by the Tanzanian government has been appointed to address the challenges facing the country's tobacco farmers, including the evaluation of rising debts

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