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Kenya and Ireland have entered into a five- year agreement to boost food security in the country with focus on dairy and fisheries sectors. The partnership, which has been dubbed Ireland Kenya Agri-Food Strategy 2017-2021 will see local farmers benefit from use of modern technology in farming to increase their productivity. Irish Foreign and Trade […]

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Finnish energy giant Wartsila is seeking to convert Kenya’s expensive thermal power plants to gas-fired power stations aimed at cutting electricity tariffs by half. The company wants to make thermal power investors switch to cheaper natural gas with the government’s support that would push down tariffs for diesel-generated electricity from Sh20 per kilowatt hour (kWh) […]

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Coffee farmers are set to benefit from Sh103 billion ($1 billion) partnership deal between Dutch Rabobank and Unep aimed at raising production, processing, volumes and quality of produce.   The multinational headquartered in Utrecht, Netherlands, Tuesday said the grant is a three-year initiative pushing for a more sustainable food and agricultural sector. “This new kick-start […]

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Germany’s water pumps and pump systems manufacturer Wilo is set to open an assembly plant in Nairobi. The firm’s Country Manager, Belete Asnake, Monday said the assembly plant will be fully operational by 2020. It is targeting to serve the entire Eastern Africa. “Currently, we have hired 20 people for the new regional office but […]

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A Helsinki stock exchange-listed environment and industrial measurements firm Vaisala is Wednesday set to officially launch its operations in the country. [GARDAlign=’center’] The Finnish corporation, which expanded to Africa in 1980, mainly deals in supplying weather observation systems to aviation authorities and meteorological organisations. Locally the firm is behind the automated weather observation systems installed […]

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