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Do You Find Farming Hard? Try Out These Tips

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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Girls benefit from farming after escaping “Cut”

We came across this story via Smart Harvest and we thought it might inspire someone. Check it out below.   In the outskirts of Narok town, lies a safe haven for teenage girls running away from backward cultural practices. This quiet solace — House of Hope Rescue Centre — not only shelters desperate girls who have escaped from early marriage …

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Basic skills that every farmer needs

Agribusiness is profitable and the solution to youth unemployment in Kenya. For you to start an agribusiness venture you must have adequate capital to jump-start your business. Having capital is one of the most important factors when starting a business for this will enable you to get things rolling, however money is not the only thing you need. If you …

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Agriculture in Kenya is more than you think

Agriculture in Kenya; Do we really understand how important agriculture is to us Kenyans? Do we really understand the magnitude of it and how it affects us and our economy? Many people usually say agriculture is the backbone to Kenya’s economy but do we really know the meaning of that word? Do they really know what agriculture actually involves? The …

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The unknown stakeholders on my farm

Earn 600,000 Kenya Shillings from one acre of Sukuma Wiki within 5 months. That was the only thought that was running through my Cousin Steve’s mind after he saw a TV feature on how farmers are striking it big in agribusiness. It had never crossed his mind to practice farming but what he saw made him think otherwise. This was the …

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Avoid some of these common farming mistakes

Farming like any other occupation, comes with a lot of sweat and hard work. There are quick mistakes that many farmers tend to make. These mistakes may be made through all stages of farming, they include; Assumptions If this is your first time to practice farming then you need to get your act together. Do not assume anything. Many farmers …

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