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How to start farming with little to no Capital

Finding capital in Kenya to start farming is one of the most frustrating things you can ever do. The Kenyan government has launched many funding schemes over the years that are mandated to cater for the youth but when you slow down, assess yourself as an individual and think…they have never helped you in any way. For that matter they …

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What a farmer in Nyeri has to say about Guinea Fowl farming

Brief Allan Mwangi sells a month-old keet at Sh1,000 while a two-month-old one goes for Sh1,500. He currently keeps 54 birds in his poultry farm located in Nyeri Town. Guinea Fowls require a dry coop and well-ventilated cages, raised rails for patching and resting after feeding to their fullest. You need to seek a permit from Kenya Wildlife Service before …

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How to grow Garlic

Garlic is a high value horticultural crop in the onion family. Farmers in Kenya can be able to grow it and considerably increase their income because garlic has a good local market. It is mainly used as food flavouring and for medicinal purposes. Garlic has anti-feedant (insect stop feeding), bacterial, fungicidal, insecticidal, nematicidal and repellent properties. Garlic is effective against a …

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Make your own Boma Rhodes Seeds

Lukuai Farm, located 14km from Nanyuki town along the Nanyuki-Doldol Road in Laikipia County, is a vast enterprise; a massive 462 acres.The farm is famed for its beef and various dairy products, some that it exports. I meet Ann Munene, the farm manager upon my arrival. She is busy on the Boma Rhodes farm, which occupies 20 acres, checking the …

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How to grow Potatoes

    CLIMATE Irish potatoes grow well in areas that receive regular rainfall and have a cool climate with temperatures ranging 10 – 23. Irish potatoes grow best in mild degrees Celsius with abundant rainfall 900-1400mm per annum. The major growing areas include Kasese, Molo, Eldama Ravine, Mbale and areas around mount Rwenzori. This is because of the low temperatures …

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