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Embracing Kienyeji Chicken can give you high returns

I was going through the Standard Newspaper archives this morning and found this interesting article about Kienyeji poultry farming. Talk about good reads!! Nairobi, Kenya: For many years, poultry farmers in Kenya have been rearing exotic breeds for commercial purposes. The birds, which lay hundreds of eggs annually, have been the darling of many farmers. But time seems to be …

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The Kenyan Journalist who made profit in Farming

The story below is for those who are interested in planting Watermelons as a source of income. Be inspired Martha Otieno gave up her job search after almost a year in the ever competitive Kenyan employment market to venture into agri-business. The bachelor of journalism graduate from St Augustine University of Dar es Salaam retreated to her rural home in …

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Earn Ksh118,000 in 3 months from potatoes

With only a capital of Ksh 62, 000 you can earn a net return of about 118,000/= from every acre of potatoes in 3 months. This cost includes labour and farm inputs. Things you need to know; Average production of potatoes per acre Cost of Potatoe Seed ( Certified seed sell at KES 3,000 per 100kg bag) Current market Price …

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Earn Ksh 350, 000 from one acre of Onions in 3-4 months

When you want to cook Managu what do you use? Onions. When you want to cook meat, what do you use? Onions! Nearly every meal of the average Kenyan has to have onions as part of the ingredients. This tells you something about the market out there. There is a high demand for onions! Here is how you can tap …

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First Class Graduate turns Sh150,000 into 16 million business

Today as part of my Sunday special article i will share with you a success story i pulled from the Daily Nation. Its shows how a graduate student made it big when he decided to venture into farming despite many challenges…. When Eric Mumo graduated from university with a First Class honours degree in 2009, he got several exciting job …

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Main types of Cow breeds selected for farming in Kenya

When it comes to dairy farming having the right breed of cows is really important. According to statistics 60% of success of dairy farming in Kenya depends on the type of feeds and feeding. In Kenya the main dairy breeds that have been selected include Ayshire, Friesian, Jersey, Guernsey and their crossbreeds. Fresian Breed The Friesian cows have a large …

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How to get easy capital to buy a greenhouse

Finding funding has always been the most challenging part in any business. A lot of amazing ideas have been put on hold because of this major setback and everyone assumes that their business idea will never pick off from the ground  due to lack of major funding behind them. Let that not stop you. We are going to show you …

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How Greenhouse Farmer beat set up cost to earn millions

By STELLAR MURUMBA Posted  Monday, May 27 2013 at  17:51 Listening to Alice Chuaga speak about her farms worth millions of shillings, one would be forgiven to think that she is an agronomist or a greenhouse technology expert. But the greenhouse farmer from Nyeri says her passion and use of cheap materials is what has driven her to attain this …

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Graduate Farmer Part 2

So today i promised you i will show you which farming practices is best suited for your needs. If you havent read my last post yet i can explain to you again what we aim to achieve. Our main goal is to make money through farming and make it big! The purpose of this blog is quite straight forward and …

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How to make money from dairy cows

Did you know you can earn up-to Ksh. 40,500 per month from 3 dairy cows? Kenya has been identified as the highest performer in Africa when it comes to dairy farming. Breeds that are used in Kenya are high breeders which yield milk between 30 – 50 Litres of milk per day with good management. One cow can produce an average …

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