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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.

Tomato Farming: Enjoying good returns

Jackson Ndurya lives in Kinondo in Kwale County on four-acre farm which hosts some coconut and cashew trees. His main farming activity is tomato farming. “I started farming in search of better returns since the job I had as a waiter was not paying well. My landlord challenged me to try horticulture farming in 2014 and I don’t regret it,” …

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Change of Dates: South Rift Agribusiness EXPO 2018

After consultations with major farmer groups and the South Rift Counties, Slujan Events have made a decision to move the dates of the SORAX 2018. They have been persuaded by key stakeholders, farmer associations​ and CBOs​ who strongly feel that the earlier dates, being on a weekend, would disenfranchise some farmers from benefiting from the expo. On the other hand,​ some ​counties …

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Typical characteristics of a farmer entrepreneur

A lot is being said these days about farmers becoming ‘entrepreneurs’. But what is entrepreneurship? What does it take to be entrepreneurial? How can an entrepreneurial behaviour be created and sustained? How can entrepreneurial skills be developed? How do entrepreneurial farmers respond to the changing farming environment? What strategies do they use? What actions do they take? And how can …

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Funding: Are you looking for capital?

Support young people start income generating activities at the constituency level Do you believe in any group in Kenya? Are you looking for funding? Check out the opportunities below offered by YEDF. The Youth Enterprise Development Fund provides the following loans to groups and individuals at the constituency level: 1. RAUSHA Rausha is a group loan for startup businesses or …

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Agribusiness Investors Summit 2018

A Summit uniquely designed to expose you to buyers of your produce, access credible information and guidance from successful investors in the agribusiness sector and network with like minded investors to expand your vision and influence. Early bird registration (before 31st January 2018): Ksh. 5,000 Late Registration 6,000 Marketplace Trader Fee: Ksh. 7,500 Key Areas of Focus: Apiculture Dairy Farming …

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Youth: Nandi County Pitch Competition

StartUpAfrica in conjunction with its sponsor, Ms. Nancy Mwirotsi, a Nandi County Diaspora member based in the USA, is proud to announce the 1st Annual StartUpAfrica Nandi County Pitch Competition for Nandi County-based startup entrepreneurs to identify innovative solutions for the agriculture sector in Nandi. Entrants gain practical insights about starting and growing a business, while using the comprehensive small …

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Kubasu: I earn ksh 70,000 monthly from vegetable farming

One of the biggest problems facing Kenyan farmers in fertile productive agricultural areas is land fragmentation. With smaller land parcels, experts call for a rethink on how to use the land. Some locals are already changing their agricultural practices. On an eighth of an acre, Zacheaus Kubasu is earning more than his peers and has even managed to build an …

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How to secure your farm from thieves

Every farmer in Kenya will understand the difficulty of keeping their land secure. It’s very hard sometimes to patrol and secure every section of your farm and keep trespassers out. More often than not, trespassers have no malicious intent at all. It’s easy to stumble onto farmland (especially large farms) without realizing. However, occasionally, thieves or even protestors will find …

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Benefits of Greenhouse Farming

Investing in a greenhouse in Kenya is ideal in order to protect plants from extreme weather conditions. One can either build one or invest in a ready-made one. A small greenhouse or shadehouse in the garden is very useful to have, especially if you want to grow plants that need the extra protection from the sun, wind and rain or …

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Have you registered yet for the Exploring International Markets program?

Are you an investor in the agribusiness sector looking to venture into the export markets? How can you leverage on the opportunities in the international markets to reap the highest returns on your agribusiness investment? For you to succeed in the export business, you must: Know how to establish credible international relationships to avoid being conned Understand the existing financial …

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