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How to get started in farming

Farming is an occupation that encompasses a number of different activities. Some farmers in Kenya raise crops for animals to eat, others raise the animals themselves and still others raise crops for people. Many farmers use heavy machinery and spray insecticides or herbicides, while others use organic methods. Farmers need a wide range of skills, including crop production, basic veterinary …

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How to sell vegetables

Before you plant your first seed, answer this question: How will you sell your crops? A good marketing plan is an absolute must for a successful farm business in Kenya. Know your market and your customers. Start by growing vegetables that are popular with people in your area i.e traditional vegetables like managu etc etc. Make sure you grow enough …

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How to use Facebook to grow your agribusiness venture

When you think of Facebook for your agribusiness, you probably think of Facebook Pages. But are you a member of any Facebook Groups? If not, consider this post a little push because Pages and Groups can go hand-in-hand to boost your Facebook marketing efforts. Farmers in Kenya have come a long way since the founding of Facebook. They have created …

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5 Agribusiness Tips For Beginner Farmers

The economy stinks right now. The unemployment rate in Kenya is very high especially for the youth. If you are one of them, should you start your own business? What kind of business would you start? If you are on this page then it seems you have made your mind on getting into farming. From all the newspaper and TV …

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4 tips to save money for farming

Starting your own farm in Kenya is a good idea. We all want to own our own farms and enjoy the independence and profits that comes from running your own agribusiness venture. Not only do you get to put your entrepreneurial skills to use, it allows you to be your own boss, set your own schedule, and earn money based …

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Starting out in farming may be hard but never give up!

There are hundreds of success stories in newspapers or online platforms dedicated to agribusiness success stories in Kenya. But not many who are interviewed in these farming success stories will stand up and talk about how their agribusiness ventures failed, how that actually feels, and how they are dealing with it. It’s simply not very ‘empowering’ or inspirational…but it needs …

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Learn about the Uwezo Fund and Eligibility

Kenya’s Vision 2030 aims to create a socially just and equitable society without extreme poverty and hence puts Social Equity and Poverty Reduction as one of the main development agendas. This is as a result of the existing unequal and inequitable society on many fronts.Inequity in entitlement to political, civil and human rights, and large disparities in income and access …

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Improve Your Local Breed To Get a Superior Dairy Cow Through Artificial Insemination (AI)

A month ago I visited one of my farmers; Mama Kaburu in Kibuku, Ngong. She is a hard working farmer with a mixed herd of boran cattle and friesian crosses for milk production. Mama Kabura, apart from being my client we worship together at St Anne’s Catholic Church, Kibiku and she is also our St Monica Jumuiya chair lady. With …

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Form Youths Groups to Tap into Capital

Have you ever woke up in the morning and wish you just had a million shillings to start or expand your farm? You have done your research and have all the facts at hand but you cannot move forward because the only thing standing between your way and success is lack of capital. You it deep in your heart that …

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Goldkeys technology is empowering farmers in Eldoret

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Goldkeys technology is empowering farmers in Eldoret by enabling them to identify genuine seeds in agricultural stores. This technology is being used by Brian Mibey, the Director of Soy Kabatik Agricultural Store located in Eldoret. Mibey says that farmers come all over Uasin Gishu County to purchase seeds and fertilizers from his store because they know he sells genuine products. He …

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