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Hatching kienyeji chicks fetches more money than eggs

Some hens cluck as they run around the compound and others browse the ground for food. The cocks, on the other hand, crow intermittently just to assure the rest of the brood that everything is under control. This is Richard Rono’s home in Kapchekoro village, Bomet County, where the farmer keeps chicken. However, unlike many farmers who keep the birds …

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Why every farm needs a tree nursery

As the dry season heat slaps my face while the scorching sun robs the land of any little green colour that is left. Most farms are at a go slow with only ploughing and anticipation for the long rains being on most if not all farmers mind. Water is at the center of every farmers heart. So I could not …

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A college dropout who made it big in farming

Losing his job is perhaps the best thing that happened to 31 year-old Caleb Karuga. The former TV journalist runs a flourishing agribusiness venture. He says he quit his degree course in IT midway when he realized it wasn’t his passion. “I am a half-baked graduate,’’ he says. “I quit in my third year because I realized it wasn’t my …

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Strawberry farming for beginners

Before we begin there are a few things that you need to know about strawberry farming in Kenya. Strawberry varieties in Kenya include: Chandler Douglas Tioga selva Tristar Domanil Rabunda Pajaro Tribute Facts about strawberries They are easy to grow When planting strawberries you use seedlings called splits They dont require a large piece of land They thrive between mild …

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How an urban farmer earns Ksh 350,000 per month on an acre plot

Sukuma wiki (Kales) is a common vegetable thatvmany Kenyans eatbin their homes. It has been here for a long time and many people are earning a lively hood from this tasty vegetable. Below is todays success story features a city farmer growing sukuma wiki on an acre plot. Mawe Mbili off Kangundo Road in Nairobi’s Ruai area suggests two stones— …

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5 ways of raising money for Agribusiness

Its almost unanimous, the number one problem facing everyone before starting farming or any other business is CAPITAL! We have highlighted below some of the ways you can get money to start your agribusiness. Bank Loans The most common way people get capital to finance their enterprise is through bank loans. You open an account with a bank of your …

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How to start a farm in Kenya

You are watching the local evening news and just when its about to end they feature an entrepreneurship success story about a certain farmer somewhere in Kenya. Suddenly you are interested about farming and you are impressed with how easy it looks. You open your phones browser and you start researching about what you have just seen to prove if …

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New cattle breed brings higher yield to dairy farmers

Todays’ story from the media shows a new breed of cow that has been bred for success! A new cattle breed, which matures faster and has high yields compared to others, is causing sensation among farmers. The breed named Fleckvieh was introduced in Kenya four years ago and has since been on trial in various parts of the country. Bernard …

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Should I save or invest my money?

When it comes to money, it seems like graduates in Kenya always get the short end ofthe stick. Low job salaries, Massive Helb Loans, Life’s biggest expenses right ahead e.g houses, weddings and children. During this stage of life, allocating  money toward your many financial responsibilities can seem like a game of darts! But do you know what’s better than …

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