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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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Have you registered yet for the Exploring International Markets program?

Are you an investor in the agribusiness sector looking to venture into the export markets? How can you leverage on the opportunities in the international markets to reap the highest returns on your agribusiness investment? For you to succeed in the export business, you must: Know how to establish credible international relationships to avoid being conned Understand the existing financial …

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Beginner Farmer: Growing Grapes in Kenya

Introduction to Viticulture Viticulture is a Latin word for vine. It’s the science, production, and study of grapes. It deals with the series of events that occur in the vineyard. Viticulture has been practiced all over the world especially in developed countries with majority of production being for wineries. Grape Varieties There are very two main grape varieties being Table …

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Save Big With The New GF1 Solar Water Pump

Solar Powered Water Pumps have always been out of reach to small scale farmers in Kenya. The cost of solar pumps in Kenya in Kenya usually range above Ksh 100,000 a figure many small scale farmers in Kenya can barely afford. However, thanks to innovations in technology, Graduate Farmer has launched a new affordable solar pump called the GF1 Solar …

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How to get more yields and bigger Capsicums

In capsicum production, the yields are dependent on several factors mainly the variety and the nutrition programme used. To attain high yields, a farmer has to not only ensure the fruits are of bigger size but also the harvesting period is prolonged. This longer production period of uniform high quality fruits (right shape, size, colour and shelf-life) is essential for …

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Irrigation Made Easy Using Solar Pumps

Solar Powered Water Pumps use generated electricity to pump water. Common applications are water for livestock, crop irrigation, drinking and cooking water supply. Solar Powered Water Pump Applications During hot months and in hot areas the requirement for water is high. Many farms in Kenya need stable and consistent water for irrigation. Solar water pumps are electrically driven pumping systems, powered by photovoltaic panels (Solar …

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Kenya To Mark World Food Day on November 8 in Eldoret

Kenya will mark this year’s World Food Day in Turbo, Uasin Gishu County on November 8, the event’s National Planning Committee announced. During a planning meeting held in Eldoret under the chairmanship of a Senior Assistant Director of Agriculture Mr. Joshua Oluyali, stakeholders who will participate in the event were asked to liaise with the Uasin Gishu County Government officials …

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Portable Farming: Growing Vegetables on Your Balcony

You have probably heard that vegetables grown in the city or town are toxic because they ar­­­e grown using human waste as fertilizer. The ones you get at supermarkets are not particularly appealing since they have sometimes been on the shelf for a long time. And the ones grown in greenhouses in Kenya, which use a lot of inorganic chemical …

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Wefarm connects over 300,000 farmers in Kenya and Uganda

 Company brings machine learning intelligence to rural emerging markets at rapid pace Wefarm , the world’s largest farmer-to-farmer digital network, today announced that it has reached over 300,000 farmers across East Africa, namely in Kenya and Uganda. There are over 180,000 farmers in Kenya using Wefarm at present. Wefarm is a free mobile and online service that enables farmers to …

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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 …

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