Turn your urban space into a farm using these techniques

Listen An agricultural revolution is taking place in Kenya’s towns with mini-farms sprouting in the most unlikely of spaces. From buckets to plastic containers, sacks, and pots, the little farms are sprouting everywhere. In some instances, no soil is needed. The urban farming movement is especially spreading fast in Nairobi and central Kenya. Hydroponic technology […]

Where money grows on trees

Listen Humphrey Njoroge, a retired military officer, fell in love with trees while growing up in Nyandarua County on the edge of the Aberdare Forest in the 1950s. His  fascination with the plants would blossom during his time at Kapsabet Boys and Kagumo high schools where different types of trees, labelled by botanical names, rose […]

You harvest what you plant

Listen Farmers have been advised to buy seeds from licensed stockists or agrovet stores to avoid losses. Speaking during a farmers’ exhibition at Sigot in Nandi County, agricultural experts told farmers to avoid buying seeds that have been divided into smaller rations.  “What you produce depends on what you plant. I am also urging you […]

Key agricultural institutions

Listen For increased agricultural production, the government has set up various parastatals and other agencies that offer services such as research, finance and marketing. The sector’s success depends on how these institutions deliver on their mandate. These institutions include: Agriculture and Food Authority The Agriculture and Food Authority (AFA) brings together various regulatory institutions in […]

Mary Okelo

Listen For Dr. Mary Okelo, the nickname ‘Mrs. Barclays’ was well-deserved. Over the years she distinguished herself in the banking world through a series of firsts. She is recognised today as the woman who made it possible for other women in Kenya and in Africa to be granted access to banking facilities, thus enabling them […]

Joyce-Anne Wainaina

Listen Over a period of nearly 25 years, Joyce-Ann Muthoni Wainaina climbed steadily up the corporate ladder from the position of an intern to that of Chief Executive Officer. In July 2014, she was appointed CEO of Citibank Kenya and East Africa, and became the first Kenyan to hold that position since the company’s entry […]