Category: Markup

KS1758 Simplified
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KS1758 Simplified

If you are in the horticulture industry, or want to venture into it, then you may have heard about the KS1758. Sometimes referred to as ‘Horticulture Code of Conduct’, KS1758 is the standard that covers horticulture standards, along the value chains. Well, while the name may sound complex, the standards, as experts put it, are...

Time for Mangoes!
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Time for Mangoes!

The mango season is here, with farmers in different areas harvesting, and supplying to markets all over the country and beyond. With support from the European Union (EU), the Market Access Upgrade Program (MARKUP) Kenya will be supporting the mango value chain in Machakos, Makueni and Embu Counties. MARKUP Kenya aims at enhancing food safety...

MARKUP Kenya to Support Chilli Value Chain
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MARKUP Kenya to Support Chilli Value Chain

At Seko Farm in Uasin Gishu County, are 4000 plants of Habanero and demon F1 chilies varieties. Demon F1 resembles as bullet chilies but it is robust while Habenero looks like capsicum but this one is considered as one of the hottest chilies in the world and is preferred in the export market. Norah Jeruto...

Do Standards Define Us, or Do We Define Standards
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Do Standards Define Us, or Do We Define Standards

Looking at the world today one would be dismissive to see how it has changed and to what extent human activities and our misgivings has led us to this point. We stand at the crossroad where our next move will determine the fate of Earth and our lives. Governed by rules and regulations, law and...

Here is a Ready Market for Groundnuts Farmers
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Here is a Ready Market for Groundnuts Farmers

With many farmers opting for the traditional maize and beans farming, groundnuts production is yet to gain momentum in the country. For this reason, Kenya depends on imports, mostly from neighbouring Tanzania and Malawi. But did you know that there is a ready market for groundnuts within the country? Besides, consider that while a 90...

Celebrating Rural Women in Agriculture
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Celebrating Rural Women in Agriculture

On a late afternoon at Mbegi ya Akorino village in Gilgil, Nakuru county. Regina Nderitu is bee busy, scouting at her mint plantation. A retired teacher, Regina is hopeful for a bumper harvest for this herb, which she has been growing for the last one year. Her farming journey though, dates two years ago, when...

MARKUP joins Partners in Marking World Standards Day
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MARKUP joins Partners in Marking World Standards Day

With support from the European Union (EU), MARKUP Kenya joined the World in marking the International Standards Day, on Wednesday, October 14, 2020. MARKUP Kenya is keen in supporting key government and private institutions in promoting standards in a bid to enhance market competitiveness for Kenyan produce locally, regionally and internationally. In marking this very...

Counting on Macadamia for Agri-Revolution
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Counting on Macadamia for Agri-Revolution

A drive through Bwake ward in Bungoma county and farms are characterised by a dry maize crop, while some have young well-green sugarcane crop. At Khachoge village is a farm of its kind. Here, you are ushered in by an orchard with different fruits varieties. There are short flowering mango trees, well fruited pawpaw trees,...

October 6, 2020September 23, 2020by
Embracing Snow Peas Locally, Seeking Market Internationally
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Embracing Snow Peas Locally, Seeking Market Internationally

On a sunny afternoon at Pipeline in Nakuru, Sicily Karimi is joined by some of her farm workers in harvesting a ready snow peas crop. Today though, the harvest is not for the market, but for her own family’s consumption. She supplies fresh produce to hotels and supermarkets in Nakuru, but has decided to be...

September 29, 2020September 28, 2020by