Agribusiness in Kenya

Beef Production Systems Practiced in Kenya

The beef production systems practiced in Kenya includes Nomadic Pastoralism Ranching Agro-pastoralism Feedlot system Nomadic Pastoralism Nomadic pastoralism involves a seasonal pattern of movement around a more or less regular pattern. It is the most environmentally sustainable livelihood in the arid and semi arid areas. This system is practiced predominantly in Northern Kenya and southern…

Agribusiness in KenyaFarming starts here

Benefits of a drip irrigation system

Drip irrigation systems have many benefits to farmers in Kenya, such as being environment friendly, cost effective, provide a higher success rate and promote healthier plants.  Below are even more benefits that drip irrigation can bring to farmers in Kenya: Root Zone: Your plants need water at their roots, and a drip irrigation system combined…

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Reaching Women and Youth: AFA Annual Learning Event

On Monday 6th December 2016, Graduate Farmer’s Founder and Managing Director Joseph Boit had an opportunity to be a panelist in a workshop on Reaching Youth and Women to empower them through agriculture. The workshop was part of a learning platform to share insights and learn about providing digital financial and information services to smallholder…

Agribusiness in KenyaSuccess Stories

Growing Apples in Kenya: The Story of Wambugu

If you want a bumper harvest as a farmer, the secret is being innovative. Peter Wambugu Kago, an apple farmer from Nyeri County, can attest to this fact. Wambugu creates his own apple varieties. So far, he has created eight apple varieties, which he grows on his 20-acre farm in Ihwa village nestled between Kinunga…

Agribusiness in Kenya

Increase your maize production through good farm practices

The year 2008 marked a great turning point for Mr. Charles Boit. He quit his job as a Business Development Manager with Unilever Tea East Africa to manage his parent’s farm. The allure to return home and oversee the family agricultural enterprises was too strong and he finally had to accept that agriculture was his…

Agribusiness in KenyaDairy Farming

Smallholder farmers’ guide to dairy farming as a business (Part 1)

What is a business? A business is an organization that buys or sells products or services for money. It can also be defined as an activity in which a person earns a profit from providing a service or from supplying goods. A business involves buying and selling something. The buyer wants to meet a need.…

Agribusiness in KenyaEvents

Youth In Agribusiness Consultation Breakfast 2016

The Youth in Agribusiness is a yearly discussion initiated by Dennis Tirop and Ivy Kimutai which was launched at the Noble Hotel & Conference Centre on 4th November 2016 to discuss how Kenyan youth can best be engaged in agriculture to promote inclusive development. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations…

Agribusiness in Kenya

I studied to become a bio medical scientist but I am now a farmer

Farming in Kenya is slowly being revolutionized by graduates who are not satisfied with what formal employment has to offer. The mentality of being stuck in an office job and suffering from earning a low income is being shattered by this new group of youth. The salaries being offered in white collar jobs are too…

Agribusiness in Kenya

Small scale farmers not growing because of capital

The CEO of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), Ibrahim Assane Mayaki said recently during the 12th Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Program Partnership Platform (CAADP PP) that agriculture still remains the best sector that offers the continent escape from poverty. He said of all the challenges that Africa faces, agriculture is one that transcends…