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Portable Farming: Growing Vegetables on Your Balcony

You have probably heard that vegetables grown in the city or town are toxic because they ar­­­e grown using human waste as fertilizer. The ones you get at supermarkets are not particularly appealing since they have sometimes been on the shelf for a long time. And the ones grown in greenhouses in Kenya, which use…

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Tackling October- February Drought Using Drip Irrigation

The severe drought affecting Kenya, which has driven up the cost of food and fueled inflation in the country. Since the end of 2016 conditions remain dire in half of Kenya’s 47 counties. The situation has been exacerbated by the impact of climate change, and it is anticipated that some regions could reach emergency levels of need by…

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Tomato Farmers Are The Future Millionares

Kenya has serious tomato shortage .This problem creates a business opportunity for farmers in Kenya to venture in tomato farming. The tomato fruit is the most consumed fruit eaten by millions of Kenyans every day. It’s mostly all Kenyan dishes and remains a regular ingredient in many delicacies and dishes across the country and continent.…

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Wefarm connects over 300,000 farmers in Kenya and Uganda

 Company brings machine learning intelligence to rural emerging markets at rapid pace Wefarm , the world’s largest farmer-to-farmer digital network, today announced that it has reached over 300,000 farmers across East Africa, namely in Kenya and Uganda. There are over 180,000 farmers in Kenya using Wefarm at present. Wefarm is a free mobile and online…

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Africa’s Growth lies with Smallholder Farmers

As the world’s population surges towards 9 billion by midcentury, food production has failed to keep pace, creating rising food shortages and a global food crisis ahead, according to the United Nations. To avoid mass starvation, the world needs to produce 70 per cent more food by 2050. The greatest potential to deliver that growth…

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Beginner Farmer: Tips on Growing Watermelons

Sites and soils Watermelons do well on sandy loam soils which are well drained and slightly acid. When planted on very heavy soils, the plants develop slowly, and fruit size and quality are usually inferior. Temperatures They do well at temperatures between 22 and 28 degree centigrade. Stagnation of growth occurs at temperatures less than…

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Beginner Farmer: How To Grow Cabbages in Kenya

Land preparation Crop rotation should be observed for cabbage farming in Kenya as the crop uses too many nutrients from the soil in a single growing season. The land, which should have access to plenty of sun and be well drained, must be prepared well in advance – preferably some weeks before planting the seedlings.…

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Farmer Co-operatives You Can Join In Kenya

Below is a list of some of the farmer co-operatives you can join in Kenya. You can view their websites and assess their policies. NAME OF COOPERATIVE TELEPHONE EMAIL Mugama farmers co-operative union ltd +254-060-31336 Info@mugamafarmers.co.ke Mwito co-op & credit society ltd 0715555390 Info@mwitosacco.coop Githunguri dairy and community sacco ltd 0723-400611 Info@gdcsacco.co.ke Thika farmers centre…

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Startup Grind Hosts Mercy Kimallel Eldoret

DATE: JULY 28, 2017 TIME: 5:00 PM Mercy Kimallel Popularly known as chepkuku, is the proprietor at Soti kuku. She starts her business right from the rearing of the chicken to getting the product to the consumer; a complete value chain. She is a renowned agripreneur and admired business woman who is respected for her…