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Vote for Graduate Farmer Best Agricultural Blog in Kenya 2017

We would like to thank all our readers for nominating us [www.graduatefarmer.co.ke] for the Best Agricultural Blog in Kenya 2017. Since 2012, the BAKE Awards has recognized and awarded exceptional Kenyan bloggers in different categories every year. It is organized by the Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE). The competition is the only one that honours…

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Food security worries grow as Kenyan farmers chop maize for cattle feed

Dressed in a green hat and black mud boots, Gilbert Gitonga is busy tending his 3-acre (1.2-hectare) farm in Kenya’s Meru County. Moving among rows of maize plants, he pulls weeds and reaches for the maize heads, squeezing them to see if they are mature enough to harvest. But Gitonga’s crop, which covers one-third of…

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Kenyans rejoice as Government removes taxes on maize and wheat

Thursday was a good day for ugali lovers after the Government proposed to bring down the cost of maize significantly. This is good news for the ordinary mwananchi for whom the cost of maize flour – used to prepare Kenya’s staple dish, ugali – has gone through the roof. Reading the budget speech in Parliament,…

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Graduate Farmer Drip Irrigation Kit

Through strategic partnership Graduate Farmer is now able to provide affordable drip irrigation kits to empower young farmers in Kenya. The Graduate Farmer drip irrigation kits are tailor made to fit standard pieces of land which have been listed below. This is a move to ensure that young farmers in Kenya get access to affordable…

Agribusiness in KenyaFarming starts here

How to Know if a Watermelon is Ready for Harvest

Kenyans love watermelons! During the dry season you will find most people buying and eating watermelons from vendors along the road. For most beginner watermelon farmers in Kenya it is really hard to know if a watermelon is ready for harvest or not without cutting it. Here are a few tips to help beginner farmers…

Agribusiness in KenyaFarming starts here

Advantages of drip irrigation systems

Precise and regulated application of irrigation water and plant nutrients at low pressure and frequent intervals through drippers/emitters directly into the root zone of plant with the help of close network of pipes is known as drip irrigation system. Advantages Increase in production & productivity. Improves quality and ensure early maturity of the crops. Water…

Agribusiness in Kenya

Types of Nursery Facilities & Management

There are three main facilities normally used for raising seedlings in a nursery. The choice of a particular one will depend on the available resources and prevailing environmental conditions. Greenhouses – environment fully controlled Nethouse – environment partially modified Open field – where climatic conditions are normally favourable for the crops grown. Media for raising…

Agribusiness in KenyaEmpowering Advice

Starting out in farming may be hard but never give up!

There are hundreds of success stories in newspapers or online platforms dedicated to agribusiness success stories in Kenya. But not many who are interviewed in these farming success stories will stand up and talk about how their agribusiness ventures failed, how that actually feels, and how they are dealing with it. It’s simply not very…

Agribusiness in Kenya

Different Types of Irrigation Systems

Irrigation systems are often designed to maximize efficiency & minimize labour & capital requirements. There are three broad classes of irrigation system: Pressurized distribution. Gravity flow distribution. Drainage flow distribution. Pressurized distribution The pressurized systems include sprinkler, trickle, in which water is conveyed to & distributed over the fields through pressurized pipe networks. Gravity flow…