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Kapsuswa Farm: Farmers should plant trees to save the environment

In a bid of conserving the environment and increasing Kenya’s tree cover Kapsuswa Farm has planted 9,600 trees at their farm located in Sugoi, Turbo. Kapsuswa Farm, which was awarded the best large scale farm in Uasin Gishu award by Equity Bank in 2017, has decided to play its part to help bring Kenya’s green back and help save the …

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Aeroponic: This farm uses no soil and 95% less water

There’s a revolution happening in the way food is grown around the world. Vertical farming stacks crops on top of one another in a climate controlled, indoor facility, and utilizes advanced technology to produce food in the most environmentally friendly way the world has ever seen. A farm in Newark, New Jersey called AeroFarms is making use of this technology. Crops are …

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DFK: This Facebook Group is planning to grow one million trees and bring back Kenya’s green

It is true when they say farmers (or is it farming?) are the backbone of Kenya. Digital Farmers Kenya (DFK) the largest online farming community in Kenya has taken restoring forests in Kenya on a personal level. The group boasts of a membership of over two hundred and three thousand people, with diverse cultural, socio-economic and professional backgrounds, all over the …

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Improve production by testing your soil

It is another time of the year when farmers are preparing their farms for the new planting season, with heavy rains expected in next few days. However, as you plan to plant, the big question is, have you tested your soil? Even as the rains start in some areas, it is still not late to carry out the test before …

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Save Big With The New GF1 Solar Water Pump

Solar Powered Water Pumps have always been out of reach to small scale farmers in Kenya. The cost of solar pumps in Kenya in Kenya usually range above Ksh 100,000 a figure many small scale farmers in Kenya can barely afford. However, thanks to innovations in technology, Graduate Farmer has launched a new affordable solar pump called the GF1 Solar …

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Irrigation Made Easy Using Solar Pumps

Solar Powered Water Pumps use generated electricity to pump water. Common applications are water for livestock, crop irrigation, drinking and cooking water supply. Solar Powered Water Pump Applications During hot months and in hot areas the requirement for water is high. Many farms in Kenya need stable and consistent water for irrigation. Solar water pumps are electrically driven pumping systems, powered by photovoltaic panels (Solar …

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4 Technologies That is Changing Agriculture

Technology that promises to unleash agricultural productivity is here today. The combination punch of advanced mathematics, automation, advancements in sensor systems and next-generation plant breeding are setting the stage for the next Green Revolution, which is what we need to ensure a sustainable future. Forget about the days when farmers guessed the best time to plant by looking up a …

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Get to know about irrigation

Getting water to your crops in Kenya when they need it is both an art and a science, and doing it responsibly—without wasting it or washing away valuable topsoil—is part of the ethics of growing food. When designing an irrigation system, consider climate, soil type, the scale of your operation and the type of crops you’re growing. Assessing Need Consider …

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Make your own Boma Rhodes Seeds

Lukuai Farm, located 14km from Nanyuki town along the Nanyuki-Doldol Road in Laikipia County, is a vast enterprise; a massive 462 acres.The farm is famed for its beef and various dairy products, some that it exports. I meet Ann Munene, the farm manager upon my arrival. She is busy on the Boma Rhodes farm, which occupies 20 acres, checking the …

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Cheap and Effective Method of Reducing Erosion and Increasing Crop Yields

It may look lifeless, but it plays a major role in our day to day to lives.Soil is a vital aspect of the environment just as plants and animals are of great use so is it. It affects in a great way the distribution of plants and animal species on the earth as well as harboring some such as earthworms, …

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