Seed News

Relevant News Articles

Kenya’s Watching, June 14, 2019 | Potato farmers in five counties to access certified planting material

Standard Digital, June 6, 2019 | Farmers’ pain for lack of certified seeds

Africa News, June 3, 2019 | uMsinga emerging farmer invests in high-tech agriculture solutions that will benefit local women-run farming cooperatives

This month’s spotlight focuses on a much-discussed issue in connection with the seed industry in Africa: counterfeit seeds, or “fake seeds,” as they are often called. The article explains why fake seeds are a serious problem in Africa and discusses some innovative solutions countries are implementing to combat the issue.

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Voice of America, April 28, 2019 | Kenya Taps into Technology to Attract Youth to Farm

The Kenyan News Agency, April 28, 2019 | Over 40 percent of potato harvest in Nakuru, valued at Sh3billion goes to waste yearly

The Star Kenya, April 17, 2019 | Hunger hangs over Kenya as rains fail

Independent News, April 13, 2019 | Kenya Says Increasing Soil Acidity Affects Food Security Goal

The Star, April 8, 2019 | Poor seeds affecting food production, experts say

XinhuaNet, April 7, 2019 | Agricultural innovations seen boosting Kenya’s food security, manufacturing

African Daily Voice, April 6, 2019 | World Bank agrees to assist and attend Kenya’s digitalization for an innovative agriculture

Farmers Review Africa, April 2, 2019 | Kenya modern farmers’ market set to connect food producers directly with consumers

The Star Kenya, April 3, 2019 | Farmers told to look out for fake seeds

Standard Digital, March 7, 2019 | Kenya seed companies outperform multinational peers in serving smallholder farmers

Reuters, November 16, 2018 | Finding fakes: Mobile phones help detect counterfeit seeds in Kenya

Standard, October 17, 2018 | Quality seed, key in achieving agricultural productivity

CIMMYT, October 11, 2018 | In your seeds I trust: African seed companies test the SeedAssure application

The Star Kenya, September 4, 2018 | Maize farmers shun new seed varieties

Business Daily, July 15, 2018 | Five Kenyan firms among top seed sellers in eastern, southern Africa

Business Daily Africa, June 24, 2018 | Nairobi tech firm gets Sh2bn for maize hybrids

Thomson Reuters Foundation News, June 20,2017 | To fight desertification we need to drive diversity on farms and plates

Business Daily Africa, June 18, 2017 | Nairobi start-up to deliver hybrid maize seed to Kenyan farmers

Xinhua Net, June 5, 2017 | Africa’s trade bloc harmonizes policies to boost seed industry

World Policy, June 1, 2017 | Africa’s Hidden Drought: A Desert of Agriculture Policy

The Wire, June 1, 2017 | Clues and Solutions to Kenya’s Puzzling Food Price Crisis

The Star, May 31, 2017 | Clues and solutions to Kenya’s puzzling food price crisis

Media Max Network, May 30, 2017 | (Kenya) Army worm threatens foundation seed yields

Nation, April 28, 2017 | (Kenya) Technology key in fighting drought, food shortage

Nation, April 22, 2017 | (Kenya) Agriculture can help uproot poverty if watered with apt policies, politics

Business Daily Africa, April 2, 2017 | Moi-era CEO back in Kenya Seed board



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