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Graduate Farmer aims is to empower young men and women from becoming job seekers to creators through the agribusiness value chain.

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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Importance of Agricultural Shows in Kenya

This years Agricultural show kicks off in Eldoret on 4th March to 7th March. This is one of the Most important Agricultural events in Kenya. Agricultural trade fare are important to farmers as it creates a venue where farmers are able to engage with suppliers and companies that sell products related to the agricultural sector. it is also a place …

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Hatching kienyeji chicks fetches more money than eggs

Some hens cluck as they run around the compound and others browse the ground for food. The cocks, on the other hand, crow intermittently just to assure the rest of the brood that everything is under control. This is Richard Rono’s home in Kapchekoro village, Bomet County, where the farmer keeps chicken. However, unlike many farmers who keep the birds …

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Why every farm needs a tree nursery

As the dry season heat slaps my face while the scorching sun robs the land of any little green colour that is left. Most farms are at a go slow with only ploughing and anticipation for the long rains being on most if not all farmers mind. Water is at the center of every farmers heart. So I could not …

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A college dropout who made it big in farming

Losing his job is perhaps the best thing that happened to 31 year-old Caleb Karuga. The former TV journalist runs a flourishing agribusiness venture. He says he quit his degree course in IT midway when he realized it wasn’t his passion. “I am a half-baked graduate,’’ he says. “I quit in my third year because I realized it wasn’t my …

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