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…

Agribusiness in Kenya

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…

Agribusiness in Kenya

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.…

Agribusiness in Kenya

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…