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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.

Benefits of Greenhouse Farming

Investing in a greenhouse in Kenya is ideal in order to protect plants from extreme weather conditions. One can either build one or invest in a ready-made one. A small greenhouse or shadehouse in the garden is very useful to have, especially if you want to grow plants that need the extra protection from the sun, wind and rain or …

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Have you registered yet for the Exploring International Markets program?

Are you an investor in the agribusiness sector looking to venture into the export markets? How can you leverage on the opportunities in the international markets to reap the highest returns on your agribusiness investment? For you to succeed in the export business, you must: Know how to establish credible international relationships to avoid being conned Understand the existing financial …

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Invitation to the Exploring International Markets Breakfast Roundtable

How do you as an investor leverage on the opportunities in the export markets to reap the highest returns from your agribusiness investments? How do you go about setting up a successful export business?  Strathmore Business School invites you to a Exploring International Markets – Breakfast Roundtable  on Thursday, November 30th 2017 from 7:15am to 11:30am, where we will discuss why the right product, the right …

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Farming Needs Hard Work, You Cannot Succeed Overnight

Being a beginner farmer in Kenya is hard! There are hundreds of success stories on farming in the media that really confuses most aspiring farmers to think that they can generate fat incomes overnight. This has led to many people giving up on farming all together. We all hit points when it seems like going on is next to impossible. …

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Beginner Farmer: Growing Grapes in Kenya

Introduction to Viticulture Viticulture is a Latin word for vine. It’s the science, production, and study of grapes. It deals with the series of events that occur in the vineyard. Viticulture has been practiced all over the world especially in developed countries with majority of production being for wineries. Grape Varieties There are very two main grape varieties being Table …

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Highlights: World Food Day Event Held in Eldoret

Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Willy Bett has assured that the country has sufficient food to feed every Kenyan. Speaking during the marking of world food day on November 8 at Mama Sarah Boit Kapsuswa Farm in Sugoi Location, Turbo Sub County, Uasin Gishu County, Bett said no Kenyan has died of hunger this year saying with the ongoing harvesting season across …

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Beginner Farmer: Dairy Farming as a Business

With demand for milk rising rapidly, many people in Kenya are venturing into commercial dairy farming having seen the business opportunity. Below I have a checklist of things you need to consider before investing your cash into dairy farming. Capital Ask yourself how much money you need for the investment? What is the source and how much can you access …

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Save Big With The New GF1 Solar Water Pump

Solar Powered Water Pumps have always been out of reach to small scale farmers in Kenya. The cost of solar pumps in Kenya in Kenya usually range above Ksh 100,000 a figure many small scale farmers in Kenya can barely afford. However, thanks to innovations in technology, Graduate Farmer has launched a new affordable solar pump called the GF1 Solar …

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How to get more yields and bigger Capsicums

In capsicum production, the yields are dependent on several factors mainly the variety and the nutrition programme used. To attain high yields, a farmer has to not only ensure the fruits are of bigger size but also the harvesting period is prolonged. This longer production period of uniform high quality fruits (right shape, size, colour and shelf-life) is essential for …

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Irrigation Made Easy Using Solar Pumps

Solar Powered Water Pumps use generated electricity to pump water. Common applications are water for livestock, crop irrigation, drinking and cooking water supply. Solar Powered Water Pump Applications During hot months and in hot areas the requirement for water is high. Many farms in Kenya need stable and consistent water for irrigation. Solar water pumps are electrically driven pumping systems, powered by photovoltaic panels (Solar …

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