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Tilapia Farming in Cages

Cage culture, the practice of rearing fish in cages, can be applied in existing bodies of water that cannot be drained or seined and would otherwise not be suitable for aqua-culture. These include lakes, large reservoirs, farm ponds, rivers, cooling water discharge canals, estuaries and coastal embayment’s. In Kenya, tilapia are among the most suitable fishes for cage culture. Species …

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Starting out in farming may be hard but never give up!

There are hundreds of success stories in newspapers or online platforms dedicated to agribusiness success stories in Kenya. But not many who are interviewed in these farming success stories will stand up and talk about how their agribusiness ventures failed, how that actually feels, and how they are dealing with it. It’s simply not very ‘empowering’ or inspirational…but it needs …

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Reaching Women and Youth: AFA Annual Learning Event

On Monday 6th December 2016, Graduate Farmer’s Founder and Managing Director Joseph Boit had an opportunity to be a panelist in a workshop on Reaching Youth and Women to empower them through agriculture. The workshop was part of a learning platform to share insights and learn about providing digital financial and information services to smallholder farmers. AgriFin Accelerate, a development …

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Growing Apples in Kenya: The Story of Wambugu

If you want a bumper harvest as a farmer, the secret is being innovative. Peter Wambugu Kago, an apple farmer from Nyeri County, can attest to this fact. Wambugu creates his own apple varieties. So far, he has created eight apple varieties, which he grows on his 20-acre farm in Ihwa village nestled between Kinunga and Ihururu Hills in Nyeri …

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Increase your maize production through good farm practices

The year 2008 marked a great turning point for Mr. Charles Boit. He quit his job as a Business Development Manager with Unilever Tea East Africa to manage his parent’s farm. The allure to return home and oversee the family agricultural enterprises was too strong and he finally had to accept that agriculture was his calling. Mr. Boit now the …

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Smallholder farmers’ guide to dairy farming as a business (Part 1)

What is a business? A business is an organization that buys or sells products or services for money. It can also be defined as an activity in which a person earns a profit from providing a service or from supplying goods. A business involves buying and selling something. The buyer wants to meet a need. He therefore pays some money …

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Form Youths Groups to Tap into Capital

Have you ever woke up in the morning and wish you just had a million shillings to start or expand your farm? You have done your research and have all the facts at hand but you cannot move forward because the only thing standing between your way and success is lack of capital. You it deep in your heart that …

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Kenya’s Tea Industry Compromised By Labour Cost Infalation

On Monday 20th June 2016, the Employment and Labour Relations Court made a judgment order to increase   employees’ wages in the membership of the Kenya Tea Growers Association in the commercial tea sector by 15% and 15% respectively for the period 2014 – 2015 alongside the upward adjustment of other perks. The net effect of the ruling has been to …

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Affordable loans for young farmers are nowhere to be seen

Are you finding it hard to get a loan to start your farming business in Kenya? Smart Harvest found out the following below; Nearly none of the loan facilities available to farmers in Kenya is convenient. Majority of farmers who take agricultural loans have a bad experience to tell. Muturi Njoroge (Dairy farmer in Ruiru, Kiambu County) Muturi Njoroge has taken …

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Girls benefit from farming after escaping “Cut”

We came across this story via Smart Harvest and we thought it might inspire someone. Check it out below.   In the outskirts of Narok town, lies a safe haven for teenage girls running away from backward cultural practices. This quiet solace — House of Hope Rescue Centre — not only shelters desperate girls who have escaped from early marriage …

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