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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 400,000 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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Choose Farming

Nobody likes the feeling of having empty pockets every day, Lack of money or being broke as some call it can be traumatizing. The disappointment one gets when the phone buzzes only to check and find a “Please Call Me” text message instead of an  M-pesa one. The feeling of hopelessness and desperation that comes every time one realizes they have …

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5 ways you can sell your Farm Produce

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How can I sell my farm produce? This is one of the biggest questions facing farmers in Kenya. You might be an excellent farmer when it comes to planting crops, but when it comes to finding market for them, that’s where things get a bit tricky. The key to selling farm products is that one has to understand the products …

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How to increase your farm productivity

Improved tools Farmers have come a long way since the days of the cutlasses, oxen ploughs and axes. Majority of the farmers in Kenya have embraced technology (using tractors, mechanized planters, combine harvesters etc) to make their lives simpler. The technology era has dawned in farming and productivity has increased through the use of modern implements. Agricultural productivity is highly …

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Why you keep failing in farming

What are the main reasons that make people fail every time they try to practice farming? We believe that having the right preparation and agricultural research before investing any money in farming is the most important insurance you can take to keep you from failing too early on. Most people who quickly jump into farming in Kenya have many misconceptions …

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Why you should form a youth group

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Many students who have graduated from University and Colleges in Kenya don’t care much about forming youth groups. They have this mentality that youth groups are for the poor and those who did not go to school. They easily forget the whole definition of what a “Youth Group” means and what it is all about. Youth groups in Kenya are …

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