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Sokopepe issue 3: Farm records for improved productivity

We are pleased to present issue 3 of Sokopepe Newsletter. The issue is a joint effort between Arid Lands Information Network (ALIN) and Sokopepe Ltd.

The end of March 2017 marked the end of a successful roll-out phase of the Farm Records Management Information System (FARMIS) innovation by Sokopepe Ltd in the nine Sub Counties of Meru. This followed a pilot phase in five sub counties in Meru in 2014-2015. Read More..

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By Bob Aston | Friday, April 21st, 2017 | 3 Comments | Tags : Agriculture Farmis Soko+ Markets


Joto Afrika issue 20 is out

Arid Lands Information Network (ALIN) is pleased to present issue 20 of Joto Afrika newsletter. The issue is a joint effort between ALIN and the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources through the Low Emission and Climate Resilient Development (LECRD) Project.

Funding for the LECRD Project is by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), this is within the framework of the US Government led effort on Enhancing Capacity for Low Emission Development Strategy (EC-LEDS). Read More..

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By Bob Aston | Friday, April 21st, 2017 | 3 Comments | Tags : Agriculture Farmis Soko+ Markets


Youth farmer demonstrates potential of greenhouse farming

The dome-shaped greenhouse is visible from a distance. It stands out, as the area near Timau Forest in Meru County is dry and very few farmers have adopted greenhouse technology. We find James Maina, 28, inside the greenhouse inspecting tomatoes and capsicum. He expects to start harvesting the tomatoes within the next 3 weeks in a process that will continue for months. Read More..

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By Bob Aston | Thursday, April 13th, 2017 | 3 Comments | Tags : Agriculture Farmis Soko+ Markets


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