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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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Maize Scandal: The Pain of a Kenyan Farmer

The pain of maize farming is real! Maize farmers in Kenya have gone through a lot of challenges in the past years that have nearly brought them to their knees. The challenges ranging from drought, Lethal Necrosis Disease to Fall Army Worms attacks has nearly crippled maize farming to the point that many maize farmers are almost giving up and …

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KALRO: Chemicals to curb Fall Army Worms

Fall army worms are a menace. Maize farmers in Kenya are not sleeping in fear of the losses the army worms are inflicting on their farms. KALRO (Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organisation)  has recommended the following chemicals to curb this threat: Acephate (e.g. Orthene Pellet) Abamectin + Chlorantraniliprole (e.g. Voliam Targo 063 SC) Chlorantraniliprole (e.g. Coragen 20SC) Lufenuron (e.g. …

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Cabbage Farming Profit Per Acre

Cabbages are very popular in Kenyan homes. We love them because when you buy one, it will last for a long time thus cost effective. This fact alone makes it a very profitable crop because many people love it and that equates to demand. Cabbages also known as Brassica Oleraceae are normally grown from seed. Its seed is widely available …

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