Horticulture

Bloom period for flower farmers in Kenya

Flower, farmers, bloom, period, Wilson, Songa, Africa, Valentines, day, flowers, Nairobi, council, horticultureSmallholder flower farming is set to be a rapidly growing market in Kenya, says Agriculture Secretary Wilson Songa

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32 new varieties of vegetable for African farmers

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New vegetable variety releases expand market options for Africa’s farmers

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Kenyan Flower farmers look forward to bloom period

Smallholder flower farming is set to be a rapidly growing market in Kenya, says Agriculture Secretary Wilson Songa

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Growing food in greener cities

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Urban horticulture supplies fresh food, creates jobs, recycles waste   

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Horticulture faces many challenges

HARSH WEATHER, GLOBAL economic meltdown and the negative effects of the post-election violence have hit hard this vital lifeline of thousands of Kenyan farmers. Reduced demand for horticultural products- particularly in Europe has seen exports plummet by 7.4 percent in the first half of 2009, according to the Central Bank of Kenya estimates.

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