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Kenya: a couple of Murang’a harvest big

On a cold morning in Kangari, Murang’a County, a couple are busy harvesting vegetables. It’s a Friday, one of the days that John Karanja and his wife Esther Nyambura harvest their vegetables for marketing. In the middle of their work, Esther’s phone keeps ringing. Her customers call to ask what time she will arrive at […]

Remove VAT to make organic products more...

The organic sector wants to abolish the 9% VAT on organic products, in order to make these products cheaper and therefore more attractive to consumers. They also want the government to launch a major advertising campaign to explain the values ​​and importance of organic farming to consumers, the sector said in a 10-point plan it […]

Opinion: Yes, organic is purer. But is ...

When you buy organic food, you are also helping to protect the planet from environmental damage, right? Peel the onion and uncover. Organic food producers do not use pesticides or synthetic fertilizers. They must follow strict federal government rules to obtain certification. Yet large agrochemical companies and seed producers argue that they advance global food […]

US Department of Agriculture to explore ...

On August 5, 2020, the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) proposed to amend existing USDA regulations for organic agricultural products, including using digital ledger technology ( DLT) for supply chain traceability. The changes aim to strengthen the monitoring and enforcement of production, as well as the handling and […]