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ArmyWorms have destroyed 17,000 acres of Maize

The Fall Armyworm is here again! This time it has swept more than 17,000 acres of maize. A report recently released by the County Department of Agriculture indicates that the Fall Armyworm pest had destroyed 30 per cent of the Kenya’s projected harvest. This has led Uasin Gishu County to set up an emergency phone number (0702426040) to help tackle this …

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DFK: This Facebook Group is planning to grow one million trees and bring back Kenya’s green

It is true when they say farmers (or is it farming?) are the backbone of Kenya. Digital Farmers Kenya (DFK) the largest online farming community in Kenya has taken restoring forests in Kenya on a personal level. The group boasts of a membership of over two hundred and three thousand people, with diverse cultural, socio-economic and professional backgrounds, all over the …

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Kenya: Maize farmers at risk of losing crops USAID warns

Kenya and other major maize-producing countries in Africa could incur “staggering” food and financial losses from the invasion of a voracious pest known as the fall armyworm, a US government official warned on Tuesday. Up to 50 per cent of an annual maize crop can be destroyed by the fall armyworm, said Regina Eddy, coordinator of a US Agency for …

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Farming Manuals: Get Free Access to Information

In an effort to improve your online experience in looking for information, farming manuals and research, we have developed a platform that will make it easier for you to access agribusiness related documentation. All the data presented on this platform is FREE and can be accessed at any time. The platform can be accessed by going to http://training.graduatefarmer.co.ke We have also …

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BAKE Awards: Wow! We have been nominated in two categories

Graduate Farmer has just been nominated in two categories (Best Agricultural Blog and Kenyan Blog of the Year) at the BAKE Awards)! As a farming platform, it’s always nice to receive this kind of recognition. Many thanks to our readers and the Bloggers Association of Kenya for the nomination. Building up a farming platform and getting some traction with it …

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Odhiambo : I use silt to get giant healthy vegetables

‘Janam dhoge rach, ok cham alot’. This is a common dholuo term loosely translated to mean ‘People from the lake have no appetite for vegetables’. This is because they have easy access to fish, a tastier delicacy. However, Joseph Odhiambo, a farmer at Usenge Beach in Siaya County has gone against the grain and is running a thriving vegetable farm right …

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Change of Dates: South Rift Agribusiness EXPO 2018

After consultations with major farmer groups and the South Rift Counties, Slujan Events have made a decision to move the dates of the SORAX 2018. They have been persuaded by key stakeholders, farmer associations​ and CBOs​ who strongly feel that the earlier dates, being on a weekend, would disenfranchise some farmers from benefiting from the expo. On the other hand,​ some ​counties …

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Agribusiness Investors Summit 2018

A Summit uniquely designed to expose you to buyers of your produce, access credible information and guidance from successful investors in the agribusiness sector and network with like minded investors to expand your vision and influence. Early bird registration (before 31st January 2018): Ksh. 5,000 Late Registration 6,000 Marketplace Trader Fee: Ksh. 7,500 Key Areas of Focus: Apiculture Dairy Farming …

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Youth: Nandi County Pitch Competition

StartUpAfrica in conjunction with its sponsor, Ms. Nancy Mwirotsi, a Nandi County Diaspora member based in the USA, is proud to announce the 1st Annual StartUpAfrica Nandi County Pitch Competition for Nandi County-based startup entrepreneurs to identify innovative solutions for the agriculture sector in Nandi. Entrants gain practical insights about starting and growing a business, while using the comprehensive small …

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Invitation to the Exploring International Markets Breakfast Roundtable

How do you as an investor leverage on the opportunities in the export markets to reap the highest returns from your agribusiness investments? How do you go about setting up a successful export business?  Strathmore Business School invites you to a Exploring International Markets – Breakfast Roundtable  on Thursday, November 30th 2017 from 7:15am to 11:30am, where we will discuss why the right product, the right …

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