Category: <span>Markup</span>

International Day for Rural Women: Celebrating Women in Macadamia Value Chain
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International Day for Rural Women: Celebrating Women in Macadamia Value Chain

With support from the European Union (EU) Market Access Upgrade Program (MARKUP) Kenya joins the rest of the work in marking the International Day for Rural Women. This day is commemorated every 15th of October to create awareness of these women’s struggles, their needs, and their critical and key role in our society. As the...

Passion Fruits: Clean Planting Materials for Better Yields, Increased Income
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Passion Fruits: Clean Planting Materials for Better Yields, Increased Income

Passion fruits are popular especially for their pulp and juice. These fruits are loaded with nutrients such as Vitamins A and C, as well as iron. Economically, passion fruits have market potential both locally and internationally. In Kenya though, passion fruits farming is faced with various challenges such as woodiness disease, Uganda passiflora virus, fusarium...

Training Agriculture Extension Officers on Global GAP
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Training Agriculture Extension Officers on Global GAP

Over 60 Agriculture Extension Officers have been trained on Global Good Agricultural Practices (GAP), thanks to support by the European Union (EU) through MARKUP Kenya. This is the first group of Trainers of Trainees (TOT) who have been taken through the first module. “Those who will qualify will go through the second module starting next...

Empowering Journalists on Food Safety Matters
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Empowering Journalists on Food Safety Matters

The role of the media in informing, inspiring influencing change, educating and shaping the national and international agenda, can never be ignored. Better still, media practitioners are great partners in development matters and very important in reaching out to the public. However, sometime there are knowledge gaps, which hinder journalists from reporting the right things...

Safe food for a Healthy and Wealthy Nation
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Safe food for a Healthy and Wealthy Nation

With support from the European Union (EU), Market Access Upgrade Program (MARKUP) Kenya joins the rest of the world in marking the World Food Safety Day. This year’s theme of ‘Safe Food Today for a Healthy Tomorrow’ is a call for all stakeholders to actively play their role in ensuring safe food, not only at...

Clean Planting Material: A Focus on Macadamia
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Clean Planting Material: A Focus on Macadamia

On a chilly morning along the Thika Kandara road is the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organisation (KALRO) – run Practical Training Center. From the roadside, are well constricted story buildings and a well compound characterized by well manicured ornamental plants and grass. It is until you go past these buildings that you actually discover...

MARKUP Spearheads Research on Aflatoxin Contamination
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MARKUP Spearheads Research on Aflatoxin Contamination

The mention of aflatoxin contamination often brings in mind maize, especially because it is this grain that is associated with food security, and therefore, receives a lot of attention. However, aflatoxin affects other value chains as well, resulting to health risks among consumers, business loss along the value chains and other negative impacts.

EU-Supported MARKUP Program to Strengthen Extension Services
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EU-Supported MARKUP Program to Strengthen Extension Services

Extension Services providers play a key role in building the capacity of small, medium and large-scale growers to meet the required market standards and enhance sensitization on good agricultural practices and code of conduct. Food safety, quality and MRL exceedance are currently some of the significant limiting factors to increasing export. A research by MARKUP...