Sunday , 24 February 2019

A plastic fused soil slab that does wonders in fish farming

SUMMARY The thick slab is made from sand particles mixed with melted waste plastics, which form a solid and non-porous mass. The beauty about this innovation, says Chirchir, is that it is a good replacement for the more expensive polythene linings. Are you in an area with porous soil (the one which is horrible holding water) yet you want to …

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You should do this when when your birds are always fighting and pecking

Mr Njenga has been keeping poultry for the last four years. One of the challenges he has constantly faced is cannibalism — a bad habit (vice) mostly manifested as vent picking, picking of un-feathered skin on the head, toes, comb or wattle. I paid a visit to his farm in Kandara, Murang’a County to see if I could address this …

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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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