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How I make money from raising fish and poultry on my balcony

When you visit Robert Mwakio’s farm in Nairobi’s Buruburu Estate, you will be amazed. Mwakio has developed an innovative way to make use of a small urban space to keep fish and chicken. He states that this form of farming is called aquaponic poultry. He states that this is an integrated farming model where fish, poultry are reared and have …

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Why Mt.Kenya fish farmer wishes he had quit his job earlier

Had Onesmus Githui realised during his 27-year tenure at Telkom Kenya that fish farming was a lucrative venture, he would have quit in his first year of employment. The project did so well in his first year of starting, he was amazed. “In the first six months after starting fish farming, I made a profit of Sh130,000. I was impressed,” …

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Hatching kienyeji chicks fetches more money than eggs

Some hens cluck as they run around the compound and others browse the ground for food. The cocks, on the other hand, crow intermittently just to assure the rest of the brood that everything is under control. This is Richard Rono’s home in Kapchekoro village, Bomet County, where the farmer keeps chicken. However, unlike many farmers who keep the birds …

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A college dropout who made it big in farming

Losing his job is perhaps the best thing that happened to 31 year-old Caleb Karuga. The former TV journalist runs a flourishing agribusiness venture. He says he quit his degree course in IT midway when he realized it wasn’t his passion. “I am a half-baked graduate,’’ he says. “I quit in my third year because I realized it wasn’t my …

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How an urban farmer earns Ksh 350,000 per month on an acre plot

Sukuma wiki (Kales) is a common vegetable thatvmany Kenyans eatbin their homes. It has been here for a long time and many people are earning a lively hood from this tasty vegetable. Below is todays success story features a city farmer growing sukuma wiki on an acre plot. Mawe Mbili off Kangundo Road in Nairobi’s Ruai area suggests two stones— …

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New cattle breed brings higher yield to dairy farmers

Todays’ story from the media shows a new breed of cow that has been bred for success! A new cattle breed, which matures faster and has high yields compared to others, is causing sensation among farmers. The breed named Fleckvieh was introduced in Kenya four years ago and has since been on trial in various parts of the country. Bernard …

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Embracing Kienyeji Chicken can give you high returns

I was going through the Standard Newspaper archives this morning and found this interesting article about Kienyeji poultry farming. Talk about good reads!! Nairobi, Kenya: For many years, poultry farmers in Kenya have been rearing exotic breeds for commercial purposes. The birds, which lay hundreds of eggs annually, have been the darling of many farmers. But time seems to be …

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The Kenyan Journalist who made profit in Farming

The story below is for those who are interested in planting Watermelons as a source of income. Be inspired Martha Otieno gave up her job search after almost a year in the ever competitive Kenyan employment market to venture into agri-business. The bachelor of journalism graduate from St Augustine University of Dar es Salaam retreated to her rural home in …

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First Class Graduate turns Sh150,000 into 16 million business

Today as part of my Sunday special article i will share with you a success story i pulled from the Daily Nation. Its shows how a graduate student made it big when he decided to venture into farming despite many challenges…. When Eric Mumo graduated from university with a First Class honours degree in 2009, he got several exciting job …

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How Greenhouse Farmer beat set up cost to earn millions

By STELLAR MURUMBA Posted  Monday, May 27 2013 at  17:51 Listening to Alice Chuaga speak about her farms worth millions of shillings, one would be forgiven to think that she is an agronomist or a greenhouse technology expert. But the greenhouse farmer from Nyeri says her passion and use of cheap materials is what has driven her to attain this …

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