1. Content Guidelines
Thank you for considering submitting content to the KENAFF blog. To maintain the quality and relevance of the articles published on our platform, we have established the following Content Guidelines:
- All submitted articles should be directly related to agricultural topics, farming practices, agricultural technology, rural development, or issues affecting farmers in Kenya.
- Content should be of interest and value to the farming community, providing practical advice, insights, or solutions.
- Articles should be well-researched, accurate, and based on reliable sources.
- If statistics, facts, or research findings are presented, they should be properly attributed to the original sources.
- Articles should be well-organized and written in clear, concise language.
- Avoid excessive technical jargon, unless necessary, and ensure that the content can be easily understood by the target audience.
- Articles should provide practical information, tips, or guidance that farmers can implement in their operations.
- Include step-by-step instructions, case studies, or real-world examples to illustrate concepts and make the content actionable.
- All submitted articles must be original work created by the author.
- Plagiarism, including copying content from other sources without proper attribution, will not be tolerated.
- Promote sustainable and ethical farming practices that prioritize environmental stewardship, animal welfare, and social responsibility.
- Highlight initiatives, technologies, or methods that contribute to long-term sustainability and the well-being of farmers and communities.
- Articles should be engaging, captivating, and hold the reader’s interest.
- Use storytelling, personal anecdotes, case studies, or examples to make the content relatable and interesting.
- Articles should typically be between 500 and 1500 words unless specified otherwise.
- Use headings, subheadings, and bullet points to enhance readability and structure the content.
- Avoid content that is offensive, discriminatory, or promotes hatred or violence towards individuals or groups based on race, ethnicity, religion, gender, or any other protected characteristic.
- Foster an inclusive environment by respecting diverse perspectives and promoting equality.
- Articles should not serve as a platform for direct advertising, promotion, or spamming.
- Any promotional content should be relevant to the farming community and provided within the appropriate context.
Please note that KENAFF reserves the right to review, moderate, edit, or reject articles that do not meet these Content Guidelines or quality standards.
By submitting your articles, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agreed to adhere to the Content Guidelines outlined above.
2. Prohibited Content
To ensure a safe and respectful environment for all users of the KENAFF blog, the following types of content are strictly prohibited:
- Content that is hateful, derogatory, or discriminatory towards individuals or groups based on race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or any other protected characteristic.
- Personal attacks, harassment, or content intended to incite violence or promote harm.
- Content that promotes or incites illegal activities, violence, or any form of harm to individuals, animals, or the environment.
- Discussions or instructions on illegal or unethical farming practices, including the use of prohibited substances or methods.
- Pornographic, sexually explicit, or adult-oriented content that is not relevant to the agricultural context.
- Content that contains nudity, sexual acts, or graphic descriptions of explicit material.
- Content that intentionally spreads false information, misinformation, or conspiracy theories.
- Misleading claims, false testimonials, or deceptive practices that may harm or mislead the farming community.
- Content that infringes upon the intellectual property rights of others, including copyright, trademarks, or patents.
- Plagiarized content that is copied from other sources without proper attribution or permission.
- Unsolicited advertising, promotional content, or spam that is unrelated to agriculture or not relevant to the farming community.
- Excessive self-promotion or content intended solely for the purpose of marketing products or services.
- Content that includes confidential or sensitive information, such as personal identifiable information, financial details, or trade secrets.
- Respect the privacy and confidentiality of individuals and organizations.
- Content that violates any local, national, or international laws, regulations, or legal restrictions.
- Content that encourages or promotes illegal activities or circumvention of regulations.
Please note that these Prohibited Content guidelines are not exhaustive, and KENAFF reserves the right to moderate, remove, or take appropriate action on any content that violates these guidelines or is deemed inappropriate.
By submitting content to the KENAFF blog, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agreed to comply with the Prohibited Content guidelines outlined above.
3. Image Guidelines
Images play an important role in enhancing the visual appeal and impact of the content published on the KENAFF blog. To ensure the quality and appropriateness of images, we have established the following Image Guidelines:
- Images should be directly relevant to the content of the article and provide visual support or clarification to the text.
- Choose images that enhance the reader’s understanding or engagement with the agricultural topics discussed.
- Use high-quality images that are clear, sharp, and visually appealing.
- Avoid pixelated or blurry images that may detract from the overall quality of the content.
- Ensure that you have the necessary rights, licenses, or permissions to use the images you include in your article.
- Whenever possible, use original images that you have captured yourself or have been created specifically for the article.
- If using images from other sources, avoid overused or generic stock photos and strive for uniqueness and authenticity.
- Images should be respectful, inclusive, and free from offensive or discriminatory elements.
- Avoid images that may depict violence, explicit content, or anything that could be considered inappropriate or offensive to the farming community.
- Resize and optimize images to ensure they are appropriately sized for web display and do not negatively impact page load times.
- Compress images without compromising quality to reduce file sizes and improve website performance.
- Provide accurate and complete attribution for any images used, including the source, photographer, and relevant copyright information, as applicable.
- Give credit to the original creators of the images, respecting their rights and intellectual property.
- Adhere to copyright laws and regulations when using images.
- Avoid using copyrighted images without proper authorization, except when covered by fair use or other applicable exceptions.
Please note that KENAFF reserves the right to review, moderate, or remove any images that do not comply with these Image Guidelines or are deemed inappropriate.
By submitting images to the KENAFF blog, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agreed to adhere to the Image Guidelines outlined above.