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Youth In Agribusiness Consultation Breakfast 2016

The Youth in Agribusiness is a yearly discussion initiated by Dennis Tirop and Ivy Kimutai which was launched at the Noble Hotel & Conference Centre on 4th November 2016 to discuss how Kenyan youth can best be engaged in agriculture to promote inclusive development. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), rural youth are the …

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I studied to become a bio medical scientist but I am now a farmer

Farming in Kenya is slowly being revolutionized by graduates who are not satisfied with what formal employment has to offer. The mentality of being stuck in an office job and suffering from earning a low income is being shattered by this new group of youth. The salaries being offered in white collar jobs are too little to cater for all …

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Practical Horticulture Training Program

Mercy Corps Kenya is sponsoring a horticulture training program which will be facilitated by Graduate Farmer to train 50 women from Uasin Gishu and Nandi County between the age of 18-35 on vegetable farming. The training will be held on 21st,22nd and 23rd September 2016 at Kapsuswa Farm. Benefits include mentorship, financial linkages, networking and manuals. NO training charges incurred. …

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Small scale farmers not growing because of capital

The CEO of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), Ibrahim Assane Mayaki said recently during the 12th Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Program Partnership Platform (CAADP PP) that agriculture still remains the best sector that offers the continent escape from poverty. He said of all the challenges that Africa faces, agriculture is one that transcends and embraces all the other. …

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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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