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10 things new farmers in Kenya should know

Starting small in farming is recommended for this will minimize your investment cost until you are certain that farming is good for you. Farmers usually earn their income seasonally so don’t be tempted to use all of your money all at once without planning for the rest of the year. Always prepare for the future by having a budget and …

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Why you keep failing in farming

What are the main reasons that make people fail every time they try to practice farming? We believe that having the right preparation and agricultural research before investing any money in farming is the most important insurance you can take to keep you from failing too early on. Most people who quickly jump into farming in Kenya have many misconceptions …

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Should you quit your job for farming?

Farming in Kenya is starting to change from being a way of life into farming as a business; Agribusiness. We have all heard the success stories from Kenyans  who either quit their job or decided to immediately start farming instead of looking for a job. All these stories are quite inspiring and tempting to the common Kenyan and we all …

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Why you should form a youth group

Many students who have graduated from University and Colleges in Kenya don’t care much about forming youth groups. They have this mentality that youth groups are for the poor and those who did not go to school. They easily forget the whole definition of what a “Youth Group” means and what it is all about. Youth groups in Kenya are …

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Become a millionaire farmer in Kenya

“If you want to become a millionaire, become a farmer!” I am not trying to say that farming is another avenue of getting rich quickly. With farming there are a lot of factors involved that make it so appealing to us Kenyans. We feel connected to the land and the land to us. We feel farming is the ultimate retirement …

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Upgrading livestock to Pedigree status in Kenya

For those who have livestock or plan to get into the livestock business be it Beef farming, Sheep farming, pig farming or Dairy farming to name a few. Well, the Graduate Farmer brings you direct information that you need when it comes to livestock pedigree upgrades in Kenya. You might have heard of Kenya Livestock Breeders Organization or you might be …

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How to make affordable dairy feeds

For many farmers in Kenya buying dairy feeds is usually an expensive task. We went out and researched and came up with a list that has worked for many farmers in Uasin Gishu county. This dairy feed formula will enable you to make your own quality dairy feed at an affordable price of Ksh 1400. Point to note: If you mix …

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How to find market in Kenya for your produce

1. Research before planting– You need to research about the market demand before planting any crop in your farm. If the demand is low then you need to change your business plan and move to the next crop. The demand of a product is important because it also affects the selling price. 2. Apply for tenders– Many schools and organizations …

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Why Mt.Kenya fish farmer wishes he had quit his job earlier

Had Onesmus Githui realised during his 27-year tenure at Telkom Kenya that fish farming was a lucrative venture, he would have quit in his first year of employment. The project did so well in his first year of starting, he was amazed. “In the first six months after starting fish farming, I made a profit of Sh130,000. I was impressed,” …

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BAKE awards 2015 nominees revealed

The BAKE 2015 nominees have finally been revealed and we can’t stop thanking you for nominating us under the best agricultural blog in Kenya category. Graduate Farmer has come a long way and we still have far to go. You can vote for us by going to www.blogawards.co.ke/vote Nominees for one of the biggest awards in Kenya, BAKE Kenyan Blog …

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