Farming for the future

Farming for the future

For there to be advancement in farming, African farmers will have to embrace technology which will improve efficiencies.

By FRANCOIS VAN DYK

In a world obsessed with anything from the latest gossip on the Kardashians right through to Pokemon Go, it is very easy to forget the basics of human needs. Bread, vegetables, meat, sugar, milk, in fact whatever suits our taste, is something we get from the corner shop. We complain when prices rise, the kids refuse to eat their broccoli, we enjoy a nice steak now and again but it has become something we take for granted.

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Africa gets better for investors

Africa gets better for investors

Increased linkages between African countries is one of the key trends to watch in 2016.

By GEORGE OTIENO

As 2016 begins to unfold, it is an opportune moment to look back and reflect on gains made and challenges faced in 2015. The key question is – what drove business in 2015? The answer is based on the specific sector, but setting aside this detail, there were general trends that broadly impacted on trade and investments in Kenya. I will focus on trends in governance, infrastructure and security as these underpin both trade and investment growth in any country as well as on public and private sector trends and observations.

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Motoring

Motoring

Kicker: As the common adage goes “first impressions last”. Wholesome vehicle maintenance is not only periodic service and repair, but must involve body interior and exterior care.

How best can we ensure that we are taking best care of our vehicles’ body work? Charles Indiazi had a one-on-one with Michael Mwiti, the Body Shop Manager at Stantech Motors who offered tips on Do-it-yourself (DIY) body care activities.

Question: What comprises of vehicle body care?

Answer: Vehicle Body care commonly known as valet cleaning or car detailing in more technical terms. This is the performance of thorough cleaning, restoration and finishing of an automobile both on the interior and exterior to produce a show level quality of detail.

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Dealing with the baby blues

Dealing with the baby blues

You've just had a baby, one of the most important and happiest events in your life. "What could make a woman happier than a new baby?" you wonder. So why are you so sad? Many women experience some mood disturbances in the time after pregnancy (known as the postpartum period). They may feel anxious, upset, alone, afraid, or unloving toward their baby, and experience some guilt for having these feelings.

For most women, the symptoms are mild and go away on their own. But statistics indicate that some women develop a more prominent and disabling form of mood disorder called postpartum depression (PPD).

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