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Types of beehives and their advantages

A beehive is a dwelling place constructed for bees, usually either dome-shaped or box-shaped. Below are some of the most used beehives in the world: Log Hive This hive is made using logs. Advantages Log Hive They are inexpensive to make. They can be produced locally and require little knowledge of carpentry. They can house large amounts of bees. They …

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5 Useful Farming Apps in Kenya

Farmers in Kenya are getting empowered everyday through innovative technologies that is helping them reduce costs, maximize yields and profits, and still be incredibly efficient in the process. Below are five (5) mobile apps and websites that are making farming life easier to farmers in Kenya; DigiCow DigiCow targets smallholder farmers in Kenya and enterprise engaged in dairy farming, enabling …

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Apply: Africa’s Agripreneurs Summit 2018

The Africa’s Agripreneurs Summit is a two day summit covered with knowledge, answers, networks and unending solutions from 20 speakers who are key players in the industry. The Summit will try to answer some of the major problems affecting farmers in Kenya and provide solutions through more than 20 sessions that will cover 2 days. The summit has a target …

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Sugar Scandal: Why you should switch to honey

The sugar we put in our tea everyday could be poisoning us slowly according to a report by the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS). Recent tests on one of the consignments seized in the ongoing crackdown on contraband sugar that has flooded the Kenyan market, found that there were 20.7 milligrams of the metal per Kg of sugar. Up-to 20 …

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Products you can get from Bee Keeping

Beekeeping is the maintenance of bee colonies in bee-hives constructed to store honey and produce honey related products. It emerging as a very successful agricultural practice for local people in rural areas of less developed countries. Not only does the practice of beekeeping have intrinsic health benefits through providing a food source of great nutritional value which is lacking in …

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Young farmers to benefit from Sorghum Farming

Kenya Breweries Limited (KBL) is looking for young farmers growing white sorghum (Gadam and Silo Varieties) to be used in the manufacture of low-end beer like the Senator Keg. The beer made from white sorghum aims to reduce the intake of illicit brews in Kenya which is harmful to people. Kenya Breweries Limited (KBL) will provide fast maturing seeds, free …

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Benefits and Importance of Organic Farming

Organic farming is a type of agriculture or farming which avoids the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, growth regulators, and livestock feed additives. Organic farming systems rely on crop rotation, crop residues, animal manures, legumes, green manure, off-farm organic wastes and bio-fertilizers, mechanical cultivation, mineral bearing rocks. To maintain soil productivity to supply plant nutrients and biological pest control, controlling …

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Raila Odinga: Avocado is the new Gold

Avocado is rising up fast to become the new gold in the world according to Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga. Raila Odinga was addressing farmers in Western Kenya during the launch of Avocado tree planning at Nyamira Girls’ High School and Bar Opuk Primary School in Bondo Constituency. Avocado is a cash crop. Avocado is the new gold …

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Avocado Farmers to benefit from ready market from Habex Agro

Avocado farmers in Kenya are reaping big with the recent rise in demand for avocados both locally and internationally. More and more farmers are fast changing tune to avocado farming as they seek to grab a piece of pie from the lucrative industry. Avocado farming is the next game changer export crop of the future due to its huge demand …

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Maize Scandal: The Pain of a Kenyan Farmer

The pain of maize farming is real! Maize farmers in Kenya have gone through a lot of challenges in the past years that have nearly brought them to their knees. The challenges ranging from drought, Lethal Necrosis Disease to Fall Army Worms attacks has nearly crippled maize farming to the point that many maize farmers are almost giving up and …

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