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Kapsuswa Farm: Farmers should plant trees to save the environment

In a bid of conserving the environment and increasing Kenya’s tree cover Kapsuswa Farm has planted 9,600 trees at their farm located in Sugoi, Turbo. Kapsuswa Farm, which was awarded the best large scale farm in Uasin Gishu award by Equity Bank in 2017, has decided to play its part to help bring Kenya’s green back and help save the …

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Onion Farming Profit Per Acre

Many things have been said about how onion farming can make you rich in Kenya. How much of these claim are true? The onion also known as the bulb onion or common onion, is a vegetable that is the most widely cultivated species of the genus Allium. It is a close relative of the garlic and widely used in Kenyan kitchen and around the world as a food …

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Impressive farm in Nakuru County which produces mass potato seeds

It is not every day you get to visit a hi-tech potato seed multiplication farm in Kenya. Agrico East Africa located 30km from Nakuru town, sits on a 1,300 acre farm in Ol Rongai which produces mass potato seeds for farmers in Kenya. Quality production equals quality seeds. We decided to multiply seeds after realizing farmers in Kenya recycle harvested produce …

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Hay farming profit per acre

Finding a solid profitable farming venture is usually a hard task. With all the risks that come with farming most beginner farmers in Kenya shy away from investing from farming after losing an investment. The good thing about farming however is the many opportunities it presents. One of these opportunities is hay farming. Hay farming (Boma Rodhes Hay) has slowly …

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How to keep proper dairy records using the DigiCow app

Keeping track of what is happening on the dairy farm requires some records. Good farm management requires having a good useful set of farm records. Good records do not ensure the farm will be successful, however, success is unlikely without them. Farm records are like the report cards students receive at school. With a farm report card, farmers can tell …

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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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Typical characteristics of a farmer entrepreneur

A lot is being said these days about farmers becoming ‘entrepreneurs’. But what is entrepreneurship? What does it take to be entrepreneurial? How can an entrepreneurial behaviour be created and sustained? How can entrepreneurial skills be developed? How do entrepreneurial farmers respond to the changing farming environment? What strategies do they use? What actions do they take? And how can …

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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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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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How to secure your farm from thieves

Every farmer in Kenya will understand the difficulty of keeping their land secure. It’s very hard sometimes to patrol and secure every section of your farm and keep trespassers out. More often than not, trespassers have no malicious intent at all. It’s easy to stumble onto farmland (especially large farms) without realizing. However, occasionally, thieves or even protestors will find …

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