Agricultural being one of the most developed sector in the economy of Kenya has been able to produce the best quality in the country’s market and internationally. This is because the farmers in the country have been able to access the necessary tools that they require in the production of their specialized products. The farmers are able to know the methods that are required for the better crop yields.
Farmers have embraced the advancement in technology and thereby use the internet to acquire for any assistance that they need for their effective farming techniques. Due to the various types of the farming which range from maize farming, coffee and tea farming to rearing of livestock, the internet provide for the best information regarding all these farming groups. The major websites that ensure that the farmers in Kenya have access the accurate and helpful information for their development and better crop yields include;
This is the ministry of agriculture in Kenya official website which is one of the leading site in the provision of the agricultural information required by the farmers in Kenya. This site provides for any information regarding the production of any type of products in the farmers. The site has a information resources areas which ensure that the farmers in the different parts of the country have the necessary information about the climate of their areas and the products which can best adapt to the climate of these areas. Apart from the provision of agricultural information, this site provide the farmers with the programmes and projects which ensure that the farmers can take part of and benefit from them.
This is another site which is part of the Ministry of Agriculture that is specialized in the service of a wide range of agricultural information to the agricultural sector through the mass media. The Agricultural information Resource Centre works on the principle of providing quality agricultural information and skills training to farmers and stakeholders in order to enhance farmers’ ability to increase agricultural output.
This is another site which Kenyan farmers can acquire the necessary information that they require for their agricultural production. The Kenya Agricultural Research Institute bring together research programmes in food crops, horticulture and industrial crops, livestock and range management. It also promotes sound agricultural research, technology generation and dissemination to ensure food security through environmental conservation and much more. The most recent information programmes that they provided was the provision of the necessary skills empowering women to tackle cattle lung diseases.
This is the leading website in the provision of the necessary information on how to plant and be able to get the best output out of your farm. The farmers can be able to access the information on how to plants and farm for fruits and nuts such as ground nuts giving the farmers the information they need on the type of seeds which will do well in their area as well as the planting method and technique as well as how to harvest them avoiding losses. They also provide information about how best to rear livestock and poultry and the methods of how to do the best farming in your area depending on the climate.
This is termed as one of the leading resource Centre for farmers in Kenya as they ensure that they provide the farmers with the best tactics in the farming profession. National Farmers Information Service (NAFIS) intends to serve the farmers’ needs throughout the country including the rural areas where the internet access is limited. They cover themes which relate to both general and more specific agricultural topics, from natural resource management to processing, post-harvest preservation and marketing. They provide this information in a more readable form and design with text, graphics, audio and video and enabling the farmers to download information they feel is helpful to them.