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SISAL CAN HELP FARMERS FIGHT POVERTY

Kenya holds the bronze when it comes to sisal exports. We come in third to Tanzania, which is in second place, and Brazil, which is the leading exporter. In 2015, Tanzania exported 40,000 tons of sisal while Kenya exported 21,464 tons, earning the country Ksh3.6 billion shillings. More than 80 percent of this came from Kenya's eight large sisal es...

  • Dr. Isaac
  • 4th Mar 2017
  • 124
LET'S LOWER KENYA'S HIGH COST OF LIVING

Being Kenyan is so expensive that many of us can barely afford it. Last year, the Economist Intelligence Unit ranked Nairobi as the 78th most expensive city in the world, ahead of cities like Cairo, Kuwait, Toronto and Moscow. This is not just some vague economist survey since it is true that we are digging deeper into our pockets just to get by. ...

  • Dr. Isaac
  • 9th Sep 2016
  • 24
HALT RICE IMPORTATION TO GROW LOCAL SECTOR

Last week, we drove to Embu to attend the installation of Prof. Paul Musili Wambua as the first ever Chancellor of the University of Embu. I was thrilled that such a profound leader would now be in the driver's seat of the young and most promising university - Congratulations! My thrill was however disturbed when we drove past a small village near ...

  • Dr. Isaac
  • 2nd Sep 2016
  • 59
MAGADI HAS AMAZING ECONOMIC POTENTIAL

The Magadi Basin is a cash cow that is being deprived of the fodder it needs to keep flourishing. Principally, it is home to Lake Magadi, an alkaline Lake that is Africa's leading soda ash producer. So productive is the lake that it has been mined since 1911 when the Magadi Soda Company descended on the lake and commenced the lucrative mining. Cur...

  • Dr. Isaac
  • 26th Aug 2016
  • 73
LET's ENGAGE IN MECHANIZED FARMING

In January next year, millions of Kenyan farmers will descend into their farms to till and plant in readiness for the heavy rains that are usually expected in the first quarter of the year.This has been the trend year in, year out and very little has changed including the farming tools that are used. Whereas the typewriters that were routine in th...

  • Dr. Isaac
  • 19th Aug 2016
  • 73
JOBS BECKON FROM THE INDIAN OCEAN

Kenya has a jobs crisis. A World Bank report released earlier this year revealed that one fifth of all Kenyan youth are unemployed. This is much higher than Uganda and Tanzania where youth unemployment is three times less at six percent. Other analysts go further and place youth unemployment at levels that exceed fifty percent. What matters is not ...

  • Dr. Isaac
  • 12th Aug 2016
  • 95


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