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5 profitable agricultural business ideas to invest

If you are looking for an agribusiness venture in Kenya to invest in, here are 5 profitable agricultural business ideas that you can start today. Please note that you need to extensively research thoroughly before starting your business. Farming is not as easy as it seems from what you have heard on the media. You need to be patient, resilient, hardworking, …

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Relief for Fish Farmers as 5000 Metric Tonne Extruded Fish Feed Plant launches in Nairobi

  Late last week the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock & Fisheries, Hon Ntiba Mitcheni, officially opened the Unga Farm Care (EA) Limited extruded fish feed production facility in Nairobi, Kenya, alongside the Board Chair of Unga Holdings Limited and His Excellency Frans Makken, the Netherlands Ambassador to Kenya. Amidst the growing demand for fish protein to improve food …

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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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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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Male Tilapia fish achieves market size faster than the female

Mostly eaten fish in Kenya is the Male Tilapia The male fish can achieve the market size faster than the female, which consumes a lot of food to help it in reproduction and development of eggs. Most consumers of the popular tilapia fish in Kenya are not aware that the meal on their plate is mostly from a male fish. …

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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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Qualities of a Successful Farmer

Agriculture in Kenya or rather agribusiness is the new business in town and everyone wants a piece of the cake. You have all seen and heard the numerous success stories of farmers on the newspapers and TV. They make farming look easy and everything they touch turns to profit. We decided to visit successful farms around the country to find …

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10 Profitable Agribusiness Ideas in Kenya 2015

Dairy Farming Milk is always a requirement in many Kenyan kitchens especially in making tea. Most Kenyan families cannot drink tea if it does not contain milk. This shows you how important milk is in Kenya. The current price of milk goes for Ksh. 35 in milk processing plants and at shop price it goes for Ksh.60. Fish Farming Tilapia, …

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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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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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