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Ngarua Maarifa
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Ng'arua Maarifa Centre was established by ALIN in 2006, to be used by the rural communities to access; free internet, E-government services, multimedia content, online market information, publications, library services, advisory services and ICT trainings.
Ng'arua Maarifa Centre was established by ALIN in 2006, to be used by the rural communities to access; free internet, E-government services, multimedia content, online market information, publications, library services, advisory services and ICT trainings.

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Kenya's parched farmers stop ploughing but harvest more food and jobs
By Isaiah Esipisu IMENTI, Kenya
- On a five-acre piece of land being prepared for planting, James Mwenda shouts
at his two oxen, commanding them to move in a straight line as they pull a
ripper that cuts a long slit into the unploughed ground. The
"low-till...

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Agriculture reality show launched in Kenya
By Bob Aston The creators of Kenya’s first makeover television series Shamba Shape Up have introduced the first agriculture reality TV show in East Africa. Robert Godec, the United States Ambassador to Kenya launched Don’t Lose the Plot ( DLTP ) TV show at ...

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App helps Kenya’s small farmers tackle pests, map crops
By Caroline Wambui KATHERI, Kenya
- Sitting under a cypress tree on his farm to escape the scorching heat,
Michael Mwenda is deeply engrossed in his phone. "I am
getting the latest info on diseases attacking French beans," he said.
"My neighbours' beans wer...

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Joto Afrika issue 20 is out
By Bob Aston The 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 Resilien...

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Sokopepe issue 3: Farm records for improved productivity
By Bob Aston 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 Man...

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Nurse with a passion for agribusiness
Thomas Ngaruiya In Muiriene village in the heart of Meru County, Mrs. Doris Mutirithia’s 1-acre farm has since 2010 helped to support her family by paying school fees for her two children through the proceeds received from the sale of farm produce. In a goo...

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Banked farmers learning how to manage risks
By Bob Aston Access to
financial services is about to provide an opportunity for Kairiri Forest Users
and Conservation Community Based Organisation (CBO) in Timau area of Meru
County to deal with crop failure. Most of the members had contemplated quitting
f...

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Be bold for change: Women making a difference
By Bob Aston Today Sokopepe joins the World in celebrating the International Women Day 2017. This year’s theme is “Be Bold for Change.” The annual celebration is marked on March 8. This year’s celebration not only honours women who took the step to be bold ...

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Kenyan farmers tackle crop failure by swapping seeds for seedlings
By Caroline Wambui RUMURUTI, Kenya – Dressed in a navy blue sweater and a grey pair of trousers, David Mwangi bends to examine a bunch of ripe tomatoes. In this central region of Kenya, farmers’ crops struggle to germinate because of irregular and unpredict...

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Leveraging on partnerships that helps farmers access biological pest control
By Bob Aston Sokopepe and Kenya Biologics Ltd on February 10, 2017, at Methodist Bio-Intensive Agriculture Training Centre in Meru County strengthened their partnership when the Kenya Biologics Ltd took the Sokopepe team through Trainer of Trainers (TOT) on...
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