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Have you registered yet for the Exploring International Markets program?

Are you an investor in the agribusiness sector looking to venture into the export markets? How can you leverage on the opportunities in the international markets to reap the highest returns on your agribusiness investment? For you to succeed in the export business, you must: Know how to establish credible international relationships to avoid being…

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Beginner Farmer: Growing Grapes in Kenya

Introduction to Viticulture Viticulture is a Latin word for vine. It’s the science, production, and study of grapes. It deals with the series of events that occur in the vineyard. Viticulture has been practiced all over the world especially in developed countries with majority of production being for wineries. Grape Varieties There are very two…

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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…

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How to get more yields and bigger Capsicums

In capsicum production, the yields are dependent on several factors mainly the variety and the nutrition programme used. To attain high yields, a farmer has to not only ensure the fruits are of bigger size but also the harvesting period is prolonged. This longer production period of uniform high quality fruits (right shape, size, colour…

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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,…

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Kenya To Mark World Food Day on November 8 in Eldoret

Kenya will mark this year’s World Food Day in Turbo, Uasin Gishu County on November 8, the event’s National Planning Committee announced. During a planning meeting held in Eldoret under the chairmanship of a Senior Assistant Director of Agriculture Mr. Joshua Oluyali, stakeholders who will participate in the event were asked to liaise with the…

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Portable Farming: Growing Vegetables on Your Balcony

You have probably heard that vegetables grown in the city or town are toxic because they ar­­­e grown using human waste as fertilizer. The ones you get at supermarkets are not particularly appealing since they have sometimes been on the shelf for a long time. And the ones grown in greenhouses in Kenya, which use…

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Wefarm connects over 300,000 farmers in Kenya and Uganda

 Company brings machine learning intelligence to rural emerging markets at rapid pace Wefarm , the world’s largest farmer-to-farmer digital network, today announced that it has reached over 300,000 farmers across East Africa, namely in Kenya and Uganda. There are over 180,000 farmers in Kenya using Wefarm at present. Wefarm is a free mobile and online…

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Beginner Farmer: Tips on Growing Watermelons

Sites and soils Watermelons do well on sandy loam soils which are well drained and slightly acid. When planted on very heavy soils, the plants develop slowly, and fruit size and quality are usually inferior. Temperatures They do well at temperatures between 22 and 28 degree centigrade. Stagnation of growth occurs at temperatures less than…

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Recommended storage temperatures for vegetables

Source: FAO If produce is to be stored, it is important to begin with a high quality product. The lot of produce must not contain damaged or diseased units, and containers must be well ventilated and strong enough to withstand stacking. In general proper storage practices include temperature control, relative humidity control, air circulation and…