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Agribusiness in KenyaFarming starts hereGrowing Guides

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…

Agribusiness in KenyaGrowing Guides

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.…

Agribusiness in Kenya

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…

Agribusiness in KenyaDairy Farming

Address causes of livestock feed supply shortage

As Kenyan households come to terms that the once ubiquitous ugali flour is now an expensive and often unavailable exotic commodity, it is a double blow for the livestock farmers because since mid-2016 they have been in an acute shortage of livestock feed. As pointed out in the article of BD  on June 19th titled…

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Jumia to sell maize flour at Ksh 45 between July 3-9

via Standard Media Online retailer Jumia will offer a 50 per cent discount on a 2kg packet of maize flour on its platform between July 3 and 9. The offer, which is a partnership between the online retailer and Tuskys Supermarket, will be part of activities to mark the Jumia Anniversary Week. Jumia Vendor Relations…

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Recommended storage temperatures for vegetables

Source: FAO If produce is to be stored, it is important to begin with a high quality product. The lot of produce must not contain damaged or diseased units, and containers must be well ventilated and strong enough to withstand stacking. In general proper storage practices include temperature control, relative humidity control, air circulation and…

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How to get started in farming

Farming is an occupation that encompasses a number of different activities. Some farmers in Kenya raise crops for animals to eat, others raise the animals themselves and still others raise crops for people. Many farmers use heavy machinery and spray insecticides or herbicides, while others use organic methods. Farmers need a wide range of skills,…

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4 Technologies That is Changing Agriculture

Technology that promises to unleash agricultural productivity is here today. The combination punch of advanced mathematics, automation, advancements in sensor systems and next-generation plant breeding are setting the stage for the next Green Revolution, which is what we need to ensure a sustainable future. Forget about the days when farmers guessed the best time to…