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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.

Agribusiness is the answer to youth unemployment in Kenya

With the increase rate of unemployment levels among the youth in the country, farming will be the best option to venture in. Farming provides the youth a viable way to earn success by creating a pool of employment.  Agriculture is not yet explored fully and needs young brain power to do research and ensure modern techniques are utilized in production. …

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Cheap and Effective Method of Reducing Erosion and Increasing Crop Yields

It may look lifeless, but it plays a major role in our day to day to lives.Soil is a vital aspect of the environment just as plants and animals are of great use so is it. It affects in a great way the distribution of plants and animal species on the earth as well as harboring some such as earthworms, …

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Requirements needed to export Horticultural Crops in Kenya

You need to have the following documents:- A. GENERAL REQUIREMENTS Copy of certificate of Business Registration from the Registrar of Companies. Copy of the company’s KRA Pin An adequate knowledge of quality standards for horticultural produce on the market. Documentary evidence from your overseas client, e.g a letter, fax or email that you are ready to start an export business. …

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How to get optimum Maize yield per acre

Maize farmers in Kenya are required to ensure that their soils are well structured if they are to gain optimum yields. Every year many maize farmers suffer getting losses due to one problem or the other.  The Vertical Tillage concept, (recommended cultivation method) provides a system-based approach that focuses on methods of avoiding the creation of compacted layers in the …

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ECF (East Coast Fever) Vaccination in Kenya

East Coast Fever (ECF) is a serious, often fatal disease that affects cattle. Mortality can be up to 100%, with death occurring around 18–30 days after the initial attachment of infected ticks. This is because the incubation of the disease requires around 10–25 days in which the parasite spreads quickly and aggressively! Some of symptoms include high fever, swelling of …

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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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How to increase your farm productivity

Improved tools Farmers have come a long way since the days of the cutlasses, oxen ploughs and axes. Majority of the farmers in Kenya have embraced technology (using tractors, mechanized planters, combine harvesters etc) to make their lives simpler. The technology era has dawned in farming and productivity has increased through the use of modern implements. Agricultural productivity is highly …

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