Benson Ameda

How to strengthen veterinary services in Africa

Veterinarian technicians and technologists are in every village on this continent.


  1. High-yielding millet, sorghum help fight hunger in Migori

    People living with HIV, teen mothers and the youth among the beneficiaries.

    Maria Mbusiro
  2. Kiambu poultry project boosting incomes

    County provides women with starting stock and a market for their poultry.

    Uthiru ward
  3. Why you need to eat more greens

    Vegetable consumption is the solution to malnutrition and health-related diseases.

    Immaculate Nyaugo
  4. Drive to strengthen traditional fresh food markets launched

    Most parts of the country still depend on traditional fresh food markets.

    Olivia Kaluki
  5. Why fish consumption in Rift Valley is rising

    Farmers say fish farming is much more profitable compared to cereals.

    Josphat Ariko
  6. Why Marsabit is Kenya's new 'tree of life' capital

    When the leaves of the tree are gently treated, they preserve all the nutrients in the easy-to-use powder.

    Moringa
  7. The tenacious breeding disease

    Though the brucella bacteria mainly infect through ingestion, they prefer to settle in the reproductive tissues in cows and bulls.

    milking pen
  8. We’ll turn Kajiado into a bee paradise

    Bee-keeping is an alternative source of livelihood and helps combat the effects of climate change.

    Jacktone Achola
  9. Advanced agriculture technology at expo

    Farmers get opportunity to update themselves on technology at the expo.

    Farabord drone
  10. Promoting mushroom growing

    Verah Mburugu quit her job in 2019 and went fully into mushroom production.

    Verah Mburugu
  11. Pixie farmers soldier on despite setbacks

    Producing pixie fruits comes with a myriad of challenges.

    Benson Mbithi
  12. Leasing document promotes agribusiness in Homa Bay

    Document allows one to sue a landowner who breaches a lease agreement.

    Linda Owako
  13. New sorghum type to help battle alcoholism

    The white sorghum, known as Jasiri, is among the three newly unveiled varieties.

    Rael Kisilu
  14. Waste management solutions

    Effective green waste management solutions are important in combating climate change.

    Biogas
  15. Kenya to gain from Sh1.7bn pest control options

    CropLife is a global trade association of agrochemical firms based in Belgium.

    HERBICIDES
  16. Sigey: I have left a mark at New KCC

    Outgoing New KICC CEO Nixon Sigey says he took over the organisation when it owed dairy farmers Sh500 million.

    Nixon Sigey
  17. For better yields, city farmer goes organic

    Farmer seeks to change the narrative of depending on artificial fertiliser for great yields.

    Emmanuel Juma
  18. The fishing families of Kajiado

    Residents of Kajiado reap the rewards of embracing fish farming.

    Fish harvesting
  19. Why law requires seizing suspected rabies animals

    I have previously reported on cases of rabies in cattle and dogs, each from a different perspective that helps to understand the different aspects of this deadly disease.

     animal health service provider
  20. Pastoralists embrace crops to beat climate change effects griculture

    Experts want agro-pastoralists given practical training to make them understand the new environment and realities of global warming.

    alka Bisanadi Cultural Village
  21. Young farmer puts smile on dairy and poultry keepers

    The organisation in Gatundu South constituency boasts of 70 members that Peter Ng'ang'a trains

    Peter Ng’ang’a
  22. Fake fertiliser: Federation calls for compensation

    The fake fertiliser scandal is seen in some quarters as the greatest threat to Kenya’s food agenda.

     Mwenda M’Mailutha
  23. What to do when lumpy skin disease hits your animals

    LSD, whose vaccines are readily available, is caused by a virus that is spread by mosquitoes and biting flies.

    lumpy skin disease
  24. When your heifer limps on all fours

    Bovine ephemeral fever rarely kills and most deaths are due to injury if the animal attempts too hard to stand up

    A cow getting vaccinated.
  25. PREMIUM Egg, chicken empire of Nyandarua that targets 300,000 layers

    The farm began with 8,000 birds but the figure could soon rise to 300,000.

    Jane Ndiritu
  26. Upcycling post-harvest fish waste into animal protein

    The first step in quality assurance after Sea Ventures receives the waste is checking it for potentially dangerous substances like microbes.

    Faith Mwende
  27. Synthetic fertiliser kills soils, harms health says AFSA

    Soil degradation is increasing in Africa, with over 20 per cent of land in most countries in the region degraded

    Million Belay
  28. How to strengthen extension services

    The adoption of modern technologies, innovations and management practices plays an important role in linking farmers, with other economic actors.

    A dairy farmer
  29. Potential of dairy societies: A story of transformation

    After getting help from NARIGP, the Kaptama Dairy Cooperative Society purchased a fleet of motorcycles to revolutionise milk transport.

    Kaptama Dairy Farmers Cooperative