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Avocado Farmers to benefit from a ready market from Habex Agro

Avocado farmers in Kenya are reaping big with the recent rise in demand for avocados both locally and internationally. More and more farmers are fast changing tune to avocado farming as they seek to grab a piece of pie from the lucrative industry. Avocado farming is the next game changer export crop of the future due to its huge demand …

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Maize Scandal: The Pain of a Kenyan Farmer

The pain of maize farming is real! Maize farmers in Kenya have gone through a lot of challenges in the past years that have nearly brought them to their knees. The challenges ranging from drought, Lethal Necrosis Disease to Fall Army Worms attacks has nearly crippled maize farming to the point that many maize farmers are almost giving up and …

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KALRO: Chemicals to curb Fall Army Worms

Fall army worms are a menace. Maize farmers in Kenya are not sleeping in fear of the losses the army worms are inflicting on their farms. KALRO (Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organisation)  has recommended the following chemicals to curb this threat: Acephate (e.g. Orthene Pellet) Abamectin + Chlorantraniliprole (e.g. Voliam Targo 063 SC) Chlorantraniliprole (e.g. Coragen 20SC) Lufenuron (e.g. …

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Kambi Kuku: Uasin Gishu launches First Poultry Auction

Deputy President William Ruto on Saturday launched a poultry auction at Kambi Kuku Uasin Gishu County. The poultry auction the first of its kind, brought a 5,000 chickens from farmers in Juakali, Turbo and its environs. Kambi Kuku is a makeshift marketplace built around the bumps of the Eldoret-Malava road.This is where William Ruto spent his youthful days selling chicken …

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Kapsuswa Farm: Farmers should plant trees to save the environment

In a bid of conserving the environment and increasing Kenya’s tree cover Kapsuswa Farm has planted 9,600 trees at their farm located in Sugoi, Turbo. Kapsuswa Farm, which was awarded the best large scale farm in Uasin Gishu award by Equity Bank in 2017, has decided to play its part to help bring Kenya’s green back and help save the …

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Impressive farm in Nakuru County which produces mass potato seeds

It is not every day you get to visit a hi-tech potato seed multiplication farm in Kenya. Agrico East Africa located 30km from Nakuru town, sits on a 1,300 acre farm in Ol Rongai which produces mass potato seeds for farmers in Kenya. Quality production equals quality seeds. We decided to multiply seeds after realizing farmers in Kenya recycle harvested produce …

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Aeroponic: This farm uses no soil and 95% less water

There’s a revolution happening in the way food is grown around the world. Vertical farming stacks crops on top of one another in a climate controlled, indoor facility, and utilizes advanced technology to produce food in the most environmentally friendly way the world has ever seen. A farm in Newark, New Jersey called AeroFarms is making use of this technology. Crops are …

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Govt plans to release Ksh 400 million to curb armyworms

The Kenyan government plans to release Ksh 400 million to curb the armyworm menace. However MPs on Saturday asked the Ministry of Agriculture to allocat Ksh 1 billion to fight the fall armyworm as experts warn pest could destroy half of Kenya’s annual maize crop. The National Assembly’s Committee on Agriculture and Irrigation urged the Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri, to declare …

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Buying packaged Silage in Kenya will soon be a reality

The key to unlocking the potential of Kenya’s dairy sector lies with the improvement of feed and forage. Over the years farmers have gradually learnt how to meet their livestock feed and fodder demands through making of silage. However, a farmer has t have enough land to grow maize for silage and additional space to make this too. This is …

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