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Hay farming profit per acre

Finding a solid profitable farming venture is usually a hard task. With all the risks that come with farming most beginner farmers in Kenya shy away from investing from farming after losing an investment. The good thing about farming however is the many opportunities it presents. One of these opportunities is hay farming. Hay farming (Boma Rodhes Hay) has slowly …

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How to keep proper dairy records using the DigiCow app

Keeping track of what is happening on the dairy farm requires some records. Good farm management requires having a good useful set of farm records. Good records do not ensure the farm will be successful, however, success is unlikely without them. Farm records are like the report cards students receive at school. With a farm report card, farmers can tell …

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How to keep your vegetable farm healthy

One of the most mystifying things that can happen in your farm is when a plant gets a disease. How did it happen? Will it spread? Will all my plants die? How can I get rid of it? The most important thing to understand about disease prevention is something called the disease triangle (drawing, right). Disease can only happen when …

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Typical characteristics of a farmer entrepreneur

A lot is being said these days about farmers becoming ‘entrepreneurs’. But what is entrepreneurship? What does it take to be entrepreneurial? How can an entrepreneurial behaviour be created and sustained? How can entrepreneurial skills be developed? How do entrepreneurial farmers respond to the changing farming environment? What strategies do they use? What actions do they take? And how can …

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Funding: Are you looking for capital?

Support young people start income generating activities at the constituency level Do you believe in any group in Kenya? Are you looking for funding? Check out the opportunities below offered by YEDF. The Youth Enterprise Development Fund provides the following loans to groups and individuals at the constituency level: 1. RAUSHA Rausha is a group loan for startup businesses or …

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Kubasu: I earn ksh 70,000 monthly from vegetable farming

One of the biggest problems facing Kenyan farmers in fertile productive agricultural areas is land fragmentation. With smaller land parcels, experts call for a rethink on how to use the land. Some locals are already changing their agricultural practices. On an eighth of an acre, Zacheaus Kubasu is earning more than his peers and has even managed to build an …

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How to secure your farm from thieves

Every farmer in Kenya will understand the difficulty of keeping their land secure. It’s very hard sometimes to patrol and secure every section of your farm and keep trespassers out. More often than not, trespassers have no malicious intent at all. It’s easy to stumble onto farmland (especially large farms) without realizing. However, occasionally, thieves or even protestors will find …

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Benefits of Greenhouse Farming

Investing in a greenhouse in Kenya is ideal in order to protect plants from extreme weather conditions. One can either build one or invest in a ready-made one. A small greenhouse or shadehouse in the garden is very useful to have, especially if you want to grow plants that need the extra protection from the sun, wind and rain or …

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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 conned Understand the existing financial …

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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 main grape varieties being Table …

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