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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 pump called the GF1 Solar …

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How to get more yields and bigger Capsicums

In capsicum production, the yields are dependent on several factors mainly the variety and the nutrition programme used. To attain high yields, a farmer has to not only ensure the fruits are of bigger size but also the harvesting period is prolonged. This longer production period of uniform high quality fruits (right shape, size, colour and shelf-life) is essential for …

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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, powered by photovoltaic panels (Solar …

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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 with any health problems that …

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Strive Masiyiwa: If I started again I’d do agriculture, says telecoms tycoon

Zimbabwean tycoon Strive Masiyiwa made his money in the mobile telecoms business, but if he were to start all over again, he would bet on agriculture. Speaking at the opening of this year’s African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) in Zambia’s capital Lusaka, Masiyiwa made a case for the opportunities in the agriculture industry. The Zimbabwean billionaire is chairman of the Alliance for …

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Kenya To Mark World Food Day on November 8 in Eldoret

Kenya will mark this year’s World Food Day in Turbo, Uasin Gishu County on November 8, the event’s National Planning Committee announced. During a planning meeting held in Eldoret under the chairmanship of a Senior Assistant Director of Agriculture Mr. Joshua Oluyali, stakeholders who will participate in the event were asked to liaise with the Uasin Gishu County Government officials …

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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 a lot of inorganic chemical …

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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 end of October. There will …

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Tomato Farmers Are The Future Millionares

Kenya has serious tomato shortage .This problem creates a business opportunity for farmers in Kenya to venture in tomato farming. The tomato fruit is the most consumed fruit eaten by millions of Kenyans every day. It’s mostly all Kenyan dishes and remains a regular ingredient in many delicacies and dishes across the country and continent. Sadly, despite its demand in …

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Wefarm connects over 300,000 farmers in Kenya and Uganda

 Company brings machine learning intelligence to rural emerging markets at rapid pace Wefarm , the world’s largest farmer-to-farmer digital network, today announced that it has reached over 300,000 farmers across East Africa, namely in Kenya and Uganda. There are over 180,000 farmers in Kenya using Wefarm at present. Wefarm is a free mobile and online service that enables farmers to …

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