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Government to finance taming of the spread of fall army worm

The Government has set aside Sh.100 million to finance efforts of taming the spread of a new pest; Fall  Army  Worm (FAW) following fears that it could spread into the country from Uganda. State Department of Agriculture Principal Secretary (PS), Richard  Lesiyampe on Wednesday confirmed that the Government was aware of the emergence of the army worm in Uganda ...Full Article

Maize tolerant to MLN to be released soon

Maize  farmers can now breathe easy following revelations that two maize hybrids, H12Ml and H13Ml tolerant to maize lethal necrosis (MLN) has been discovered and will soon be available ...Full Article

Decisions on GMOs should be based on Scientific Evidence

Decisions about the safety of Genetically Modified crop varieties should be based on scientific evidence, Industrialization Principal Secretary, Dr. Wilson  Songa has said. For  Kenya, the need for modern ...Full Article

Maize free of disease needed

Farmers need to be sensitised on appropriate agronomical practices to reduce the critical Maize Lethal Necrosis (MLN) disease incidence and severity. These practices include crop rotation, at least two ...Full Article

Scientists warn of Maize disease

East  Africa  Region is still grappling with maize crop losses worth millions of shillings following the outbreak of Maize Lethal Necrosis 9MLN) disease, Sicily Kariuki, Principal Secretary, Ministry of ...Full Article

Kenya on the brink of Adopting GM Foods

Kenya has moved closer to fully adopting genetically modified (GM) products after the first maize crop under trial was successfully harvested last week in Kiboko, Makueni County. Maize breeders ...Full Article