Monday , 16 July 2018
Home » Agribusiness in Kenya (page 4)

Agribusiness in Kenya

Kenya: New Pregnancy Kit For Dairy Cows

Identifying if a cow has become pregnant or not as early as possible after insemination, is critical. Dr Ibrahim Kemboi, the veterinarian at Chemusian Farm in Nakuru County with over 800 dairy cattle, knows this too well. Early pregnancy diagnosis he says, enables him quickly re-breed the cows that did not become pregnant or deal with any health problems that …

Read More »

Strive Masiyiwa: If I started again I’d do agriculture, says telecoms tycoon

Zimbabwean tycoon Strive Masiyiwa made his money in the mobile telecoms business, but if he were to start all over again, he would bet on agriculture. Speaking at the opening of this year’s African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) in Zambia’s capital Lusaka, Masiyiwa made a case for the opportunities in the agriculture industry. The Zimbabwean billionaire is chairman of the Alliance for …

Read More »

Tackling October- February Drought Using Drip Irrigation

The severe drought affecting Kenya, which has driven up the cost of food and fueled inflation in the country. Since the end of 2016 conditions remain dire in half of Kenya’s 47 counties. The situation has been exacerbated by the impact of climate change, and it is anticipated that some regions could reach emergency levels of need by end of October. There will …

Read More »

Tomato Farmers Are The Future Millionares

Kenya has serious tomato shortage .This problem creates a business opportunity for farmers in Kenya to venture in tomato farming. The tomato fruit is the most consumed fruit eaten by millions of Kenyans every day. It’s mostly all Kenyan dishes and remains a regular ingredient in many delicacies and dishes across the country and continent. Sadly, despite its demand in …

Read More »

Africa’s Growth lies with Smallholder Farmers

As the world’s population surges towards 9 billion by midcentury, food production has failed to keep pace, creating rising food shortages and a global food crisis ahead, according to the United Nations. To avoid mass starvation, the world needs to produce 70 per cent more food by 2050. The greatest potential to deliver that growth exists in Africa. The African …

Read More »

Beginner Farmer: Tips on Growing Watermelons

Sites and soils Watermelons do well on sandy loam soils which are well drained and slightly acid. When planted on very heavy soils, the plants develop slowly, and fruit size and quality are usually inferior. Temperatures They do well at temperatures between 22 and 28 degree centigrade. Stagnation of growth occurs at temperatures less than 15degree centigrade. Rainfall Optimum rainfall …

Read More »

Beginner Farmer: How To Grow Cabbages in Kenya

Land preparation Crop rotation should be observed for cabbage farming in Kenya as the crop uses too many nutrients from the soil in a single growing season. The land, which should have access to plenty of sun and be well drained, must be prepared well in advance – preferably some weeks before planting the seedlings. Land should be nutrient-rich and …

Read More »

Farmer Co-operatives You Can Join In Kenya

Below is a list of some of the farmer co-operatives you can join in Kenya. You can view their websites and assess their policies. NAME OF COOPERATIVE TELEPHONE EMAIL Mugama farmers co-operative union ltd +254-060-31336 Info@mugamafarmers.co.ke Mwito co-op & credit society ltd 0715555390 Info@mwitosacco.coop Githunguri dairy and community sacco ltd 0723-400611 Info@gdcsacco.co.ke Thika farmers centre 0704744498, 0733126201 Info@thikafarmersgroup.co.ke Ukulima co-operative …

Read More »

Startup Grind Hosts Mercy Kimallel Eldoret

DATE: JULY 28, 2017 TIME: 5:00 PM Mercy Kimallel Popularly known as chepkuku, is the proprietor at Soti kuku. She starts her business right from the rearing of the chicken to getting the product to the consumer; a complete value chain. She is a renowned agripreneur and admired business woman who is respected for her professionalism. Sotikuku farm started in …

Read More »

Address causes of livestock feed supply shortage

As Kenyan households come to terms that the once ubiquitous ugali flour is now an expensive and often unavailable exotic commodity, it is a double blow for the livestock farmers because since mid-2016 they have been in an acute shortage of livestock feed. As pointed out in the article of BD  on June 19th titled “Farmers urge manufactures to reduce …

Read More »