Kenya smallholder tea farmers earn Sh63.6 billion from tea exports
By 2050, there will be two billion more people in the world; a 70 per cent increase in global food production will be needed to feed them. Food prices are rising pushing many people back into poverty.
Addressing this challenge will require major new investment in agriculture to improve the productivity of large and small farmers while protecting the environment and existing users’ rights.
By Jim Yong Kim
As we look back on the history of this epidemic, it is hard to say that there is any one moment when the tide began to turn. Because the truth is that we have been turning back the tide of AIDS, step by painful step, for 30 years.
And at nearly every turn, it is the activists, and their communities, that have led the way.
It was activists and communities who devised safer sex, promoted condom use, needle exchange and virtually all the behavioral prevention we use today.
By Caroline Kariuki
There can be few industries quite as relieved as the mortgage industry by last week's news of a final easing in the CBK base rate that fell 150 basis points from 18 per cent to 16.5 per cent.
For those of us in the industry, we see home loans as an entry point to asset ownership that is more than a life-time repositioning.
We are now in the fourth year of the Great Recession. So far, the economies belonging to the World Trade Organization (WTO) have resisted the kind of widespread protectionism that would make a bad situation much worse. But protectionist pressures are building as weary politicians hear more and more calls for economic nationalism.
The WTO’s best defense of open trade is a good offense. A new WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement would be a win-win for all: increasing developing countries’ capacity to trade, strengthening the WTO’s development mandate, and helping fuel global economic growth. More than a decade after the launch of the Doha Round, this agreement could be a down payment on the commitment WTO members have made to linking trade and development.
By President Mwai Kibaki
I am delighted to be here today for the launch of the Kenya Airways Rights Issue. This is a critical milestone in which Kenya Airways seeks to raise 20.7 billion shillings to invest in an ambitious expansion program.
I trust that Kenyans will take advantage of this opportunity, to strengthen our national flag carrier that is a good example of how privatisation can be executed for the good of all stakeholders.