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Africa Sustainability Matters (ASM) Magazine: Call for articles submission

Are you a prolific writer who is passionate and concerned about climate change and sustainability? Here is an opportunity for your sentiments to be featured in the upcoming issue of ASM magazine, as the magazine is soliciting individuals to submit articles for publishing. Individuals and institutions interested in sharing ideas leading to solutions that will

Tech at its best during the Cleantech competition awards ceremony

The Cleantech Innovation competition awards ceremony took place at a colorful event in Strathmore university. Sustainability was one of the key features in the evaluation criteria that participants of the competition were required to demonstrate. The need to hasten the potential of the youth and their charge toward mitigating climate change and its impact came

Insects for poultry feed – who would have thought?

A sustainable future for all has been a recurring theme in major international conferences. Many commentators acknowledge the importance of sustainable agriculture in realizing a sustainable future for everyone. Organic farming is a mechanism for producing quality food for humanity while doing little harm to the environment. While organic crop farming has been widely explored,

Fertilizers are a disaster. Abandoning them is a bigger disaster.

The use of artificial fertilizers and pesticides would possibly increase yields. Still, these inputs are out of reach to many small-scale farmers as they require capital and risk environmental pollution. Farmers are, therefore, being encouraged to turn to organic farming to improve their yield production. Agri Flora Organic Solutions is an early-stage company trying to

City girl turns farm enthusiast.

If someone had told me that farming would be what brings my loves and me together, I would not have believed it. I grew up in the city. What got me joy was the cartoon network after school and middle-grade books like Alice in wonderland. I imagined how I would grow up and become an

Organic farming, sustainability and the next generation

The term organic farming may be novel, but the practice is ancient. Historically, farming did not involve inorganic inputs such as chemical fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides. Fast forward to today, farming to a vast extent involves the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides, some of which are a byproduct of the fossil fuel industry.

iPoP Africa sows real seeds for healthy snacking

My peers and I, like 78% of Kenyans, enjoy snacking. But every time we snacked, my friends, unlike me, who is naturally petite, worried about weight gain. We all know the social insecurities of weight gain, including the risk factors for non-communicable diseases. So my friends promised to stick to an exercise regime. Of course,

Homabay based enterprise making inroads in organic farming 

Our airwaves are filled every day with news of extreme weather phenomena worldwide, from historic floods to fires, earthquakes, droughts, etc. These climate crises are the effects of decades of man-made abuse of the earth. Our planet is a victim, and the only way to right the ship and save the planet for future generations

The three R’s of organic farming

Thanks to organic farming, natural resources are utilized responsibly. A farmer in Wundanyi, Taita Taveta County, utilizes the three Rs of reducing, reusing, and recycling to practice organic farming. The farmer uses ground rock dust from sulfate-containing rocks as fertilizer to grow his tomatoes and other vegetables. The rock dust adds trace minerals and micro-nutrients

Yes, you can farm tomatoes without chemicals

Tomatoes are among the most popular and widely produced vegetables in Kenya. Successful production of this high-value vegetable provides high income to smallholder farmers and has dramatically improved several livelihoods. However, tomato farming is also a highly demanding task because of the frequent occurrence of pests and diseases and the consequent reduction of the crop’s