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Mercy Corps Kenya and Graduate Farmer Youth Training Program

A surge of young people in Kenya have become interested in starting careers in farming but they face tremendous obstacles on their paths to operating viable farm businesses. They have seen the success stories, visited modern farms but still they cannot duplicate what is done out there on their farms. Graduate Farmer in partnership with Mercy Corps Kenya have come together through …

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Kenya’s Tea Industry Compromised By Labour Cost Infalation

On Monday 20th June 2016, the Employment and Labour Relations Court made a judgment order to increase   employees’ wages in the membership of the Kenya Tea Growers Association in the commercial tea sector by 15% and 15% respectively for the period 2014 – 2015 alongside the upward adjustment of other perks. The net effect of the ruling has been to …

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Goldkeys technology is empowering farmers in Eldoret

Goldkeys technology is empowering farmers in Eldoret by enabling them to identify genuine seeds in agricultural stores. This technology is being used by Brian Mibey, the Director of Soy Kabatik Agricultural Store located in Eldoret. Mibey says that farmers come all over Uasin Gishu County to purchase seeds and fertilizers from his store because they know he sells genuine products. He …

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Affordable loans for young farmers are nowhere to be seen

Are you finding it hard to get a loan to start your farming business in Kenya? Smart Harvest found out the following below; Nearly none of the loan facilities available to farmers in Kenya is convenient. Majority of farmers who take agricultural loans have a bad experience to tell. Muturi Njoroge (Dairy farmer in Ruiru, Kiambu County) Muturi Njoroge has taken …

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Indigenous milk preservation technology among the Kalenjin of Kenya

The Kalenjin community from the Rift Valley is famous for giving returning champions a drink of traditionally fermented milk known as Mursik from a colourful gourd or sotet. This article highlights the process of making the nutricious Mursik. Origin of Mursik Mursik technology originates from the Kalenjin community for whom milk is a staple diet. The community developed the unique …

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Girls benefit from farming after escaping “Cut”

We came across this story via Smart Harvest and we thought it might inspire someone. Check it out below.   In the outskirts of Narok town, lies a safe haven for teenage girls running away from backward cultural practices. This quiet solace — House of Hope Rescue Centre — not only shelters desperate girls who have escaped from early marriage …

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