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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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A guide on buying Boma Rhodes Seeds

For the dairy and beef sector to grow as part of the Kenya’s Big Four Agenda, the problems in fodder production need to be urgently addressed. Kenya needs year round supply of quality fodder at prices that are profitable to both livestock farmers and fodder producers. It is therefore exciting to see a new crop (pun intended) of upcoming farmers …

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Drip Irrigation vs Sprinkler Irrigation

Irrigation is the process through which controlled amount of water can be supplied through artificial means such as pipes, ditches, sprinklers etc. the main objectives of irrigation systems is to help agricultural crop growth, landscape maintenance and reduce the effect of inadequate rainfall. Therefore, the importance of irrigation systems is very high. However, many farmers in Kenya find a hard time trying to choose …

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5 Useful Farming Apps in Kenya

Farmers in Kenya are getting empowered everyday through innovative technologies that is helping them reduce costs, maximize yields and profits, and still be incredibly efficient in the process. Below are five (5) mobile apps and websites that are making farming life easier to farmers in Kenya; DigiCow DigiCow targets smallholder farmers in Kenya and enterprise engaged in dairy farming, enabling …

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Benefits and Importance of Organic Farming

Organic farming is a type of agriculture or farming which avoids the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, growth regulators, and livestock feed additives. Organic farming systems rely on crop rotation, crop residues, animal manures, legumes, green manure, off-farm organic wastes and bio-fertilizers, mechanical cultivation, mineral bearing rocks. To maintain soil productivity to supply plant nutrients and biological pest control, controlling …

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Raila Odinga: Avocado is the new Gold

Avocado is rising up fast to become the new gold in the world according to Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga. Raila Odinga was addressing farmers in Western Kenya during the launch of Avocado tree planning at Nyamira Girls’ High School and Bar Opuk Primary School in Bondo Constituency. Avocado is a cash crop. Avocado is the new gold …

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Avocado Farmers to benefit from ready market from Habex Agro

Avocado farmers in Kenya are reaping big with the recent rise in demand for avocados both locally and internationally. More and more farmers are fast changing tune to avocado farming as they seek to grab a piece of pie from the lucrative industry. Avocado farming is the next game changer export crop of the future due to its huge demand …

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Making animal feeds using Black Soldier Flies

Many scientists have known insects can digest manure and produce high quality feed for animals. Biosecurity, the need for a separate facility and labor for harvesting increase the cost of production. Among the most promising species for industrial feed production are black soldier flies. The fly resembles a skinny black wasp. It does not sting and is difficult to notice since …

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Earn through fish farming

Fish are popular sources of protein and white-meat in many parts of Eastern Africa. However, the gap between supply and demand for fish is widening. Almost all natural fish stocks in the region, as elsewhere in the world have been over-exploited yet human populations and hence demand, continue to increase. The best option for producing more fish in Eastern Africa …

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Get accurate weather data using your own Weather Station

If you are a farmer in Kenya, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t have a weather station. The weather and its variability plays a direct role in the success (or failure) of your farm. Take for example bailing hay: having a weather station will help you decide whether conditions are right to do so. Or perhaps you have temperature-sensitive crops. …

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