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How to keep your vegetable farm healthy

One of the most mystifying things that can happen in your farm is when a plant gets a disease. How did it happen? Will it spread? Will all my plants die? How can I get rid of it? The most important thing to understand about disease prevention is something called the disease triangle (drawing, right). Disease can only happen when …

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Farming Manuals: Get Free Access to Information

In an effort to improve your online experience in looking for information, farming manuals and research, we have developed a platform that will make it easier for you to access agribusiness related documentation. All the data presented on this platform is FREE and can be accessed at any time. The platform can be accessed by going to http://training.graduatefarmer.co.ke We have also …

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BAKE Awards: Wow! We have been nominated in two categories

Graduate Farmer has just been nominated in two categories (Best Agricultural Blog and Kenyan Blog of the Year) at the BAKE Awards)! As a farming platform, it’s always nice to receive this kind of recognition. Many thanks to our readers and the Bloggers Association of Kenya for the nomination. Building up a farming platform and getting some traction with it …

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Odhiambo : I use silt to get giant healthy vegetables

‘Janam dhoge rach, ok cham alot’. This is a common dholuo term loosely translated to mean ‘People from the lake have no appetite for vegetables’. This is because they have easy access to fish, a tastier delicacy. However, Joseph Odhiambo, a farmer at Usenge Beach in Siaya County has gone against the grain and is running a thriving vegetable farm right …

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Tomato Farming: Enjoying good returns

Jackson Ndurya lives in Kinondo in Kwale County on four-acre farm which hosts some coconut and cashew trees. His main farming activity is tomato farming. “I started farming in search of better returns since the job I had as a waiter was not paying well. My landlord challenged me to try horticulture farming in 2014 and I don’t regret it,” …

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Funding: Are you looking for capital?

Support young people start income generating activities at the constituency level Do you believe in any group in Kenya? Are you looking for funding? Check out the opportunities below offered by YEDF. The Youth Enterprise Development Fund provides the following loans to groups and individuals at the constituency level: 1. RAUSHA Rausha is a group loan for startup businesses or …

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Youth: Nandi County Pitch Competition

StartUpAfrica in conjunction with its sponsor, Ms. Nancy Mwirotsi, a Nandi County Diaspora member based in the USA, is proud to announce the 1st Annual StartUpAfrica Nandi County Pitch Competition for Nandi County-based startup entrepreneurs to identify innovative solutions for the agriculture sector in Nandi. Entrants gain practical insights about starting and growing a business, while using the comprehensive small …

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Kubasu: I earn ksh 70,000 monthly from vegetable farming

One of the biggest problems facing Kenyan farmers in fertile productive agricultural areas is land fragmentation. With smaller land parcels, experts call for a rethink on how to use the land. Some locals are already changing their agricultural practices. On an eighth of an acre, Zacheaus Kubasu is earning more than his peers and has even managed to build an …

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Benefits of Greenhouse Farming

Investing in a greenhouse in Kenya is ideal in order to protect plants from extreme weather conditions. One can either build one or invest in a ready-made one. A small greenhouse or shadehouse in the garden is very useful to have, especially if you want to grow plants that need the extra protection from the sun, wind and rain or …

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