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4 farming technologies that might help you

FarmDrive Kenyan smallholder farmers face a challenge when accessing loans and financing from banks and other financial institutions. Financial institutions cite the high risk nature of the agricultural sector as a major catalyst to their shying off from offering loans. Lack of farm records on sales also scares off the financial institutions. It is common knowledge that an empty hand …

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Tilapia in Farm Ponds (Part 2)

Male Mono-sex Culture Male tilapia fish are used for mono-sex culture because male tilapia grow faster than females. Females use considerable energy in egg production and do not eat when they are incubating eggs. Male mono-sex culture permits the use of longer culture periods, higher stocking rates and fingerlings of any age. High stocking densities reduce individual growth rates, but …

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Tilapia in Farm Ponds (Part 1)

Do you have a farm pond, dam or water pan on your farm? Try utilizing it by practicing fish farming. You ca do this a savings system or side business depending with your financial needs. One advantage is that the fish are able to utilize natural foods. Management of tilapia ponds ranges from extensive systems, using only organic or inorganic …

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Apply and get a chance to win USD5,000 at the MTFC Innov8Agric Challenge

Applications are now open for the maiden edition of MTFC Innov8Agric Challenge. The innovation challenge is a key event at this year’s edition of Meet The Farmer’s Conference will host young farmers, agropreneurs, and Innovators in the Agric Value Chain to compete for the grand Prize of 5,000USD, an all expense paid trip to Dubai for the Grand Finale, access …

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Coriander Farming Profit per Acre

Coriander or Dania is an annual herb belonging to the family Apiaceae. Dhania is a key ingredient in many foods that’s why many Kenyan homes always have this tasty herb in their kitchens. Coriander is loved by many not just because of its lovely aroma and amazing taste but because it helps in the following: Skin related disorders. Reducing coughs. …

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Investing in Mushroom Farming

There is growing interest in developing commercial cultivation of mushrooms in Kenya. According to NAFIS Mushroom production is currently valued at KSh 340 million. Large scale producers account for over 95% all over Kenya most of which is button. Shitake, though not common in Kenya, is globally rated second after button. Oyster mushroom production is readily picking up because it is easy …

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Types of beehives and their advantages

A beehive is a dwelling place constructed for bees, usually either dome-shaped or box-shaped. Below are some of the most used beehives in the world: Log Hive This hive is made using logs. Advantages Log Hive They are inexpensive to make. They can be produced locally and require little knowledge of carpentry. They can house large amounts of bees. They …

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Apply: Africa’s Agripreneurs Summit 2018

The Africa’s Agripreneurs Summit is a two day summit covered with knowledge, answers, networks and unending solutions from 20 speakers who are key players in the industry. The Summit will try to answer some of the major problems affecting farmers in Kenya and provide solutions through more than 20 sessions that will cover 2 days. The summit has a target …

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Products you can get from Bee Keeping

Beekeeping is the maintenance of bee colonies in bee-hives constructed to store honey and produce honey related products. It emerging as a very successful agricultural practice for local people in rural areas of less developed countries. Not only does the practice of beekeeping have intrinsic health benefits through providing a food source of great nutritional value which is lacking in …

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Young farmers to benefit from Sorghum Farming

Kenya Breweries Limited (KBL) is looking for young farmers growing white sorghum (Gadam and Silo Varieties) to be used in the manufacture of low-end beer like the Senator Keg. The beer made from white sorghum aims to reduce the intake of illicit brews in Kenya which is harmful to people. Kenya Breweries Limited (KBL) will provide fast maturing seeds, free …

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