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Graduate Farmer aims is to empower young men and women from becoming job seekers to creators through the agribusiness value chain.

Be determined in dairy farming and you will succeed

In Taita Taveta County, about 2km from Wundanyi town we find Kambale, a dairy farmer who keeps eight cows, two of which are in-calf, two are calves while four are lactating, offering him an average of 100 litres of milk a day. Kambale claims he left his job as a surveyor in 1999 and invested Sh50, 000 he had into poultry …

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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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Unique dairy training program for the youth in Uasin Gishu and Nandi County

Graduate Farmer would like to invite all Aspiring Dairy Farmers between the ages of 18-35 located in Uasin Gishu County or Nandi County for an educative “1 day” dairy training session to be held on 21st, 22nd and 23rd of March 2016 at Wilsam Dairies located in Eldoret Town. This one day training program has been tailored to target the youth and empower …

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Avoid some of these common farming mistakes

Farming like any other occupation, comes with a lot of sweat and hard work. There are quick mistakes that many farmers tend to make. These mistakes may be made through all stages of farming, they include; Assumptions If this is your first time to practice farming then you need to get your act together. Do not assume anything. Many farmers …

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Drip Irrigation For Increased Vegetable Production

In most places in Kenya, irrigation is a necessity of farming. Crops planted in Kenya require irrigation even if the rainfall is okay most times of the year. Irrigation is even on high demand especially in semi arid areas. Water is literally  life. Plants use water to form oxygen and carbohydrates. If a plant does not get enough water, it will …

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Importance of Motivation and Passion in Farming

Starting a new farming business is a tough decision to make. It’s a decision filled with the excitement of getting into something that is life changing and interesting but also filled with concerns about the risks ahead and the uncertainties involved. Starting a farm means that you have to put in extra long hours into your business and planning everything …

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7 Profitable Crops to Grow in 2016

December holidays are always fun. You get to spend time with your family, go on vacations to luxurious resorts and experience new things that leave pleasant memories in our minds. All these activities are important because they bring us together and help us bond with family and friends. As we enjoy such moments we need to think about the following year. …

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