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How to get optimum Maize yield per acre

Maize farmers in Kenya are required to ensure that their soils are well structured if they are to gain optimum yields. Every year many maize farmers suffer getting losses due to one problem or the other.  The Vertical Tillage concept, (recommended cultivation method) provides a system-based approach that focuses on methods of avoiding the creation of compacted layers in the …

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BEE COLONIES FACING EXTINCTION

Bee keeping is practiced by many small scale farmers in Kenya. From honey for nutritional purposes, to pollen, bee bread, propolis, royal jelly and bee venom for medical use (Apitherapy). With all the above reasons, it’s quite clear to see why bee keeping is used as an alternative source of income by many farmers in Kenya.80% of pollination globally is …

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ECF (East Coast Fever) Vaccination in Kenya

East Coast Fever (ECF) is a serious, often fatal disease that affects cattle. Mortality can be up to 100%, with death occurring around 18–30 days after the initial attachment of infected ticks. This is because the incubation of the disease requires around 10–25 days in which the parasite spreads quickly and aggressively! Some of symptoms include high fever, swelling of …

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10 Profitable Agribusiness Ideas in Kenya 2015

Dairy Farming Milk is always a requirement in many Kenyan kitchens especially in making tea. Most Kenyan families cannot drink tea if it does not contain milk. This shows you how important milk is in Kenya. The current price of milk goes for Ksh. 35 in milk processing plants and at shop price it goes for Ksh.60. Fish Farming Tilapia, …

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How to increase your farm productivity

Improved tools Farmers have come a long way since the days of the cutlasses, oxen ploughs and axes. Majority of the farmers in Kenya have embraced technology (using tractors, mechanized planters, combine harvesters etc) to make their lives simpler. The technology era has dawned in farming and productivity has increased through the use of modern implements. Agricultural productivity is highly …

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