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Agribusiness in Kenya

Tree Tomato Farming in Kenya

Family Name: Cyphomandra betacea Other Names: Tamarillo The Tree Tomato is native to the Andes Mountains of Peru and Chile South America. It has become one of the most preferred fruit for saucers now cultivated in many parts of Kenya mainly for the export market. Although it looks much like medium sized tomato, the Tree Tomato is not a true …

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Why youth in Kenya are not embracing agribusiness

Increasingly fewer young people in Kenya are aspiring to lives as farmers. Most of them are rushing to cities and town to look for white collar jobs. This is not a bad thing. If you complete your university education or any other form of education and get a job that makes you satisfied then that is okay. We grow from …

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Drip Irrigation For Increased Vegetable Production

In most places in Kenya, irrigation is a necessity of farming. Crops planted in Kenya require irrigation even if the rainfall is okay most times of the year. Irrigation is even on high demand especially in semi arid areas. Water is literally  life. Plants use water to form oxygen and carbohydrates. If a plant does not get enough water, it will …

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Why You Should Start Keeping Bees

I don’t think I have met anyone who doesn’t like the taste of honey on their morning slice of bread. It’s hard to believe that such a wonderful product is provided for free by Mother Nature. Well not necessarily for free; it comes from the hard work of the honey bees. Bees are so hard working that they don’t just …

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Profitable vegetables to grow during the dry season

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Growing of vegetables is a viable option that yields high returns over a short period of time that is between the planting and harvesting season. It also requires little capital investment and relatively simple to manage. Market demand is a significant factor to be considered while deciding to venture in growing of a particular vegetable. This article will expound on …

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Avocado Farmers in Kenya have a reason to Smile

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Avocado farmers from the regions of Muranga, Nyeri, Kiambu, Kisii and Meru are set to benefit the  acquisition of majority stake of Mt. Kenya Avocado farms; The leading producer and exporter of Kenya avocado fruits and avocado oils by Selina Wamucii LTD, a Kenyan fresh produce company based in Kenya. The acquisition seeks to make solid an already useful avocado …

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Compliance Guidelines For Milk Traders in Kenya

Introduction Milk traders play an important role in linking dairy farmers and milk consumers. Milk is a highly nutritious food. In order to reach the consumer while still in good condition, a number of things must be observed right from the farm to the market. The government has developed various food regulations to ensure the delivery of safe and quality …

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Agribusiness is the answer to youth unemployment in Kenya

With the increase rate of unemployment levels among the youth in the country, farming will be the best option to venture in. Farming provides the youth a viable way to earn success by creating a pool of employment.  Agriculture is not yet explored fully and needs young brain power to do research and ensure modern techniques are utilized in production. …

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Requirements needed to export Horticultural Crops in Kenya

You need to have the following documents:- A. GENERAL REQUIREMENTS Copy of certificate of Business Registration from the Registrar of Companies. Copy of the company’s KRA Pin An adequate knowledge of quality standards for horticultural produce on the market. Documentary evidence from your overseas client, e.g a letter, fax or email that you are ready to start an export business. …

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10 Profitable Agribusiness Ideas in Kenya 2015

Dairy Farming Milk is always a requirement in many Kenyan kitchens especially in making tea. Most Kenyan families cannot drink tea if it does not contain milk. This shows you how important milk is in Kenya. The current price of milk goes for Ksh. 35 in milk processing plants and at shop price it goes for Ksh.60. Fish Farming Tilapia, …

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