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Why you should get your soil tested today

Not getting your soil tested is one of the main reasons farmers in Kenya fail. Infact, growing crops without testing your soil is a recipe for failure. This will increase your chances of getting losses and when the losses starts coming in after the growing period, you will hear your bank account crying a kilometer way! We all love to succeed and …

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Intercropping, Family Nutrition, Climate Smart Agriculture

Are you in Kirinyaga County? Learn the benefits of inter-cropping and climate smart agriculture. This is useful because of the irregular rainfall that the area can experience.

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Chickens, Maize, Post Harvest Losses

Learn about chicken housing, how to improve your maize plantation and how to properly store your grains to avoid post harvest losses.

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Apples, Tissue Culture Banana, Dairy Cows

Learn about bananas, how to growing apples and the importance of soil testing from Shamba Shape Up.

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Tomatoes, Capsicum, Climate Smart Agriculture

Learn about diseases and pests affecting Capsicums and Tomato plants. Also learn about climate smart agriculture, solar light, good record keeping and soil testing.    

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Qualities of a Successful Farmer

Agriculture in Kenya or rather agribusiness is the new business in town and everyone wants a piece of the cake. You have all seen and heard the numerous success stories of farmers on the newspapers and TV. They make farming look easy and everything they touch turns to profit. We decided to visit successful farms around the country to find …

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Agribusiness is the answer to youth unemployment in Kenya

With the increase rate of unemployment levels among the youth in the country, farming will be the best option to venture in. Farming provides the youth a viable way to earn success by creating a pool of employment.  Agriculture is not yet explored fully and needs young brain power to do research and ensure modern techniques are utilized in production. …

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5 ways you can sell your Farm Produce

How can I sell my farm produce? This is one of the biggest questions facing farmers in Kenya. You might be an excellent farmer when it comes to planting crops, but when it comes to finding market for them, that’s where things get a bit tricky. The key to selling farm products is that one has to understand the products …

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Cheap and Effective Method of Reducing Erosion and Increasing Crop Yields

It may look lifeless, but it plays a major role in our day to day to lives.Soil is a vital aspect of the environment just as plants and animals are of great use so is it. It affects in a great way the distribution of plants and animal species on the earth as well as harboring some such as earthworms, …

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Requirements needed to export Horticultural Crops in Kenya

You need to have the following documents:- A. GENERAL REQUIREMENTS Copy of certificate of Business Registration from the Registrar of Companies. Copy of the company’s KRA Pin An adequate knowledge of quality standards for horticultural produce on the market. Documentary evidence from your overseas client, e.g a letter, fax or email that you are ready to start an export business. …

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