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03 January 2017
View news from Kenya Kenyan and Dutch Dairy Firms Partner Up
KENYA - DOB Equity, a Dutch private equity fund, is investing in Countryside Dairy Ltd, a Nyahururu-based dairy-processing firm....
16 December 2016
View news from Kenya Dispute Threatens Privatisation of Kenyan Dairy Firm
KENYA - Kenya has stopped the planned sale of the state-run milk processing firm New Kenya Cooperative Creameries Ltd, following an ownership dispute with dairy farmers....
08 December 2016
View news from Kenya Report Shows Murang'a County's Loss Due to Dairy Plan
KENYA - An Auditor-General’s report has revealed inflated purchases, questionable spending and huge disparities in financial statements in Murang'a County....
25 March 2015
View news from Kenya Lesser Parasites Could Hold Fever Vaccine Answer
AFRICA – East Coast Fever is far less deadly to calves if the host becomes simultaneously infected with a much less potent tick-borne infection....
14 October 2014
View news from Kenya Baboons Provide Disease Solution For African Farmers
AFRICA – A major cattle disease limiting agricultural production across Africa is seeing geneticists use Baboon genetics to breed for resistance in livestock....
04 June 2014
View news from Kenya Kenya seeks India Assistance on Dairy Business
KENYA - In a view to implement dairy success in their country, Kenya Dairy Farmer Foundation (KDFF) and East Africa Dairy Development Project of Heifer International has sought assistance from the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB), Gujarat based...
28 August 2013
View news from Kenya Building Resilient Food Systems, Adaptation to Climate Change
KENYA - Ecosystem-based adaptation approaches should be mainstreamed and up-scaled to build resilient food systems and adapt to climate change in Africa. This was the declaration made by participants to the 1st Africa Food Security and Adaptation Conference...
06 March 2013
View news from Kenya Cell Phones Revolutionizing Kenya’s Livestock Sector
KENYA - Farmers and veterinarians across Africa are increasingly using cell phones to issue alerts quickly about possible animal disease outbreaks at a very early stage and to track wide-scale vaccination campaigns....
27 April 2012
View news from Kenya Kenya's Milk Production on the Rise
KENYA - President Mwai Kibaki has commended dairy farmers in the country for increased milk production rising from two billion litres in 2002 to about five billion litres last year. ...
11 April 2012
View news from Kenya Kenya Uses GPS to Tackle War Against Cattle Theft
KENYA - A new system of tracking stolen livestock in regions prone to rustling will be launched this year....
06 December 2011
View news from Kenya Dairy Cooperative On Verge Of Collapse
KENYA - The Limuru Dairy Farmers Cooperative Society is on the verge of collapse because of heightened competition in milk processing and a sharp increase in middlemen, who take over 60 per cent of the firm's daily milk supply....
21 October 2011
View news from Kenya Farmers Receive Payouts For Livestock Losses
KENYA - In the midst of a drought-induced food crisis affecting millions in the Horn of Africa, an innovative insurance program for poor livestock keepers is making its first payouts today, providing compensation for some 650 insured herders in northern...
25 August 2011
View news from Kenya Herders Paid For Conserving Land In New Scheme
KENYA - Kenya’s pastoral herders are being paid for conserving their wildlife-rich rangelands for livestock and wildlife alike in innovative new schemes....
23 August 2011
View news from Kenya Farmers May Soon Receive First Drought Payout
KENYA - Insurers will assess in October whether Kenyan farmers signed up to the Index-Based Livestock Insurance scheme will receive their first payment, after the worst drought in the region for 60 years. ...
09 June 2011
View news from Kenya NFUS Links With Kenyan Farming Community
KENYA - A delegation from NFU Scotland is in Kenya to view first hand the challenges that face pastoral farming and agriculture in the country and identify if the Union can contribute to ongoing improvements to farming in the region in the future....
31 May 2011
View news from Kenya Kenya Dairy Sector To Quadruple In Size
KENYA - The Kenyan dairy sector could more than quadruple in size and earn the country in excess of Ksh300 billion, according to a report launched by Tetra Pak East Africa, a leading food processing and packaging solutions company reports Kenya Broadcasting...
17 May 2011
View news from Kenya Identify Livestock Genes To Protect Against Nagana
KENYA - An international research team using a new combination of approaches has found two genes that may prove of vital importance to the lives and livelihoods of millions of farmers in a tsetse fly-plagued swathe of Africa the size of the United States....
26 April 2011
View news from Kenya Livestock Insurance Scheme Wins Innovation Award
KENYA - A novel livestock insurance scheme for poor pastoral herders in Kenya’s Marsabit District, initiated by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) with private sector and other partners, has won the inaugural Vision 2030 ICT Innovation...
18 October 2010
View news from Kenya Kenya's Dairy Sector Worth $230million
KENYA - The Kenya dairy industry is making a turnover of over Ksh. 17 billion (US$230 million), following a policy change six years ago....
29 September 2010
View news from Kenya Improved Dairying Empowers Farmers In Rift Valley
KENYA - The East African Dairy Development project which is implemented by Heifer International in partnership with the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), TechnoServe, the World Agroforestry Centre and the African Breeders Service Total...
13 September 2010
View news from Kenya Greener Pastures And Better Breeds Reduce Carbon
KENYA - A new study by the International Livestock Research Institute has found that reductions in greenhouse gases could be worth $1 billion dollars to poor livestock farmers if they could sell saved carbon on international markets....
08 September 2010
View news from Kenya Poor Insemination Methods Threaten Dairy Industry
KENYA - Poor artificial insemination methods and farmers’ reluctance to breed male cows are holding back growth of dairy sector seen as a revenue stream for many poor Kenyans. ...
05 October 2009
View news from Kenya Ministry Stops Buying Cattle
KENYA - The Kenya Meat Commission (KMC) has suspended the off-take scheme aimed at buying cattle and slaughtering them at the buying centres after the ministry of Livestock Development ran out of cash....
28 July 2009
View news from Kenya Kenya to Establish Disease-free Zones
KENYA - The Kenyan Government is making fresh attempts to establish livestock disease-free zones to expand the country's beef export market....
30 March 2009
View news from Kenya Kenya to Export Dairy Products to Zambia
KENYA - Kenya will start exporting dairy products to Zambia, top officials of both states have said. ...
18 December 2008
View news from Kenya Kenyan Cattle Gene Imports Rocket
KENYA - Kenyan imports of dairy genetics are growing at 11 per cent annually. The United States is the largest exporter of dairy genetics to Kenya and holds 73 per cent share. Kenyan farmers and consumers view U.S. products as high-quality....
20 May 2008
View news from Kenya Troubled Kenya: Drought, Violence and Feed Costs
KENYA - Poor Rains in Kenya are threatening to cost the dairy industry billions of shillongs in lost exports to the East African region, but there are other factors compounding the problem....
10 March 2008
View news from Kenya Kenyan Dairy Sector Struggling to Settle
KENYA - Joseph Ngera, a Nakuru based large-scale farmer, has failed to deliver milk to the processing factory since the beginning of the year when his entire herd of cows was stolen by raiders who took advantage of the recent post-election violence. ...

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