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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…

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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…

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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…

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Farming Needs Hard Work, You Cannot Succeed Overnight

Being a beginner farmer in Kenya is hard! There are hundreds of success stories on farming in the media that really confuses most aspiring farmers to think that they can generate fat incomes overnight. This has led to many people giving up on farming all together. We all hit points when it seems like going…

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Highlights: World Food Day Event Held in Eldoret

Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Willy Bett has assured that the country has sufficient food to feed every Kenyan. Speaking during the marking of world food day on November 8 at Mama Sarah Boit Kapsuswa Farm in Sugoi Location, Turbo Sub County, Uasin Gishu County, Bett said no Kenyan has died of hunger this year saying with…

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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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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: New Pregnancy Kit For Dairy Cows

Identifying if a cow has become pregnant or not as early as possible after insemination, is critical. Dr Ibrahim Kemboi, the veterinarian at Chemusian Farm in Nakuru County with over 800 dairy cattle, knows this too well. Early pregnancy diagnosis he says, enables him quickly re-breed the cows that did not become pregnant or deal…

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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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Tackling October- February Drought Using Drip Irrigation

The severe drought affecting Kenya, which has driven up the cost of food and fueled inflation in the country. Since the end of 2016 conditions remain dire in half of Kenya’s 47 counties. The situation has been exacerbated by the impact of climate change, and it is anticipated that some regions could reach emergency levels of need by…