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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Indigenous milk preservation technology among the Kalenjin of Kenya

The Kalenjin community from the Rift Valley is famous for giving returning champions a drink of traditionally fermented milk known as Mursik from a colourful gourd or sotet. This article highlights the process of making the nutricious Mursik. Origin of Mursik Mursik technology originates from the Kalenjin community for whom milk is a staple diet.…

Agribusiness in Kenya

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…