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Agribusiness in Kenya

Kubasu: I earn ksh 70,000 monthly from vegetable farming

One of the biggest problems facing Kenyan farmers in fertile productive agricultural areas is land fragmentation. With smaller land parcels, experts call for a rethink on how to use the land. Some locals are already changing their agricultural practices. On an eighth of an acre, Zacheaus Kubasu is earning more than his peers and has even managed to build an …

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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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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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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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Kenya: New Pregnancy Kit For Dairy Cows

Identifying if a cow has become pregnant or not as early as possible after insemination, is critical. Dr Ibrahim Kemboi, the veterinarian at Chemusian Farm in Nakuru County with over 800 dairy cattle, knows this too well. Early pregnancy diagnosis he says, enables him quickly re-breed the cows that did not become pregnant or deal with any health problems that …

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Strive Masiyiwa: If I started again I’d do agriculture, says telecoms tycoon

Zimbabwean tycoon Strive Masiyiwa made his money in the mobile telecoms business, but if he were to start all over again, he would bet on agriculture. Speaking at the opening of this year’s African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) in Zambia’s capital Lusaka, Masiyiwa made a case for the opportunities in the agriculture industry. The Zimbabwean billionaire is chairman of the Alliance for …

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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 end of October. There will …

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