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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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Macadamia: The next profit making frontier

Kenyan coffee farmers who used to grow macadamia trees to shade their coffee bushes are now abandoning coffee in pursuit of macadamia farming. The East African nation, known for its prized Arabica coffee, is gaining a reputation for its macadamia nuts, with production rising to a record in 2017. Expansion in the world’s third-biggest grower of the crop is being …

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Benefits of Drones in Farming

Benefits Summary Increase Yields: Improve production, efficiency and get higher yields by identifying problems before they happen with increased crop health awareness and frequency. Save time: Drones can be set up and deployed quickly. This ease of use allows farmers to gain information routinely or whenever they need it. Plan for the future: Generate precision orthomosaic maps for better crop …

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Kambi Kuku: Uasin Gishu launches First Poultry Auction

Deputy President William Ruto on Saturday launched a poultry auction at Kambi Kuku Uasin Gishu County. The poultry auction the first of its kind, brought a 5,000 chickens from farmers in Juakali, Turbo and its environs. Kambi Kuku is a makeshift marketplace built around the bumps of the Eldoret-Malava road.This is where William Ruto spent his youthful days selling chicken …

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