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Profitable farming career after dropping out of school

While many youth in Kenya sink into despair when they are forced to drop out of school, this seemingly grim fate marked the beginning of a successful farming career for Silas Murithi, a resident of Gituri Village in Meru County. Lack of school fees saw Mr Murithi, now 40-years-old, drop out of secondary school in 1994 when he was in Form …

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Basic skills that every farmer needs

Agribusiness is profitable and the solution to youth unemployment in Kenya. For you to start an agribusiness venture you must have adequate capital to jump-start your business. Having capital is one of the most important factors when starting a business for this will enable you to get things rolling, however money is not the only thing you need. If you …

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International markets warm up to Nakuru farmers’ multipurpose herb

A burgeoning European appetite for basil, a versatile aromatic herb in the mint family, has opened a window of opportunity for farmers in Nakuru County who are now earning up to Sh200, 000 a month in exports. Working with Premier Seeds Limited, a vegetable seed company, the farmers, who have traditionally relied on the overcrowded cereal farming, have now found …

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How to start farming with little to no Capital

Finding capital in Kenya to start farming is one of the most frustrating things you can ever do. The Kenyan government has launched many funding schemes over the years that are mandated to cater for the youth but when you slow down, assess yourself as an individual and think…they have never helped you in any way. For that matter they …

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What a farmer in Nyeri has to say about Guinea Fowl farming

Brief Allan Mwangi sells a month-old keet at Sh1,000 while a two-month-old one goes for Sh1,500. He currently keeps 54 birds in his poultry farm located in Nyeri Town. Guinea Fowls require a dry coop and well-ventilated cages, raised rails for patching and resting after feeding to their fullest. You need to seek a permit from Kenya Wildlife Service before …

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