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Aeroponic: This farm uses no soil and 95% less water

There’s a revolution happening in the way food is grown around the world. Vertical farming stacks crops on top of one another in a climate controlled, indoor facility, and utilizes advanced technology to produce food in the most environmentally friendly way the world has ever seen. A farm in Newark, New Jersey called AeroFarms is making use of this technology. Crops are …

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Govt plans to release Ksh 400 million to curb armyworms

The Kenyan government plans to release Ksh 400 million to curb the armyworm menace. However MPs on Saturday asked the Ministry of Agriculture to allocat Ksh 1 billion to fight the fall armyworm as experts warn pest could destroy half of Kenya’s annual maize crop. The National Assembly’s Committee on Agriculture and Irrigation urged the Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri, to declare …

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Buying packaged Silage in Kenya will soon be a reality

The key to unlocking the potential of Kenya’s dairy sector lies with the improvement of feed and forage. Over the years farmers have gradually learnt how to meet their livestock feed and fodder demands through making of silage. However, a farmer has t have enough land to grow maize for silage and additional space to make this too. This is …

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ArmyWorms have destroyed 17,000 acres of Maize

The Fall Armyworm is here again! This time it has swept more than 17,000 acres of maize. A report recently released by the County Department of Agriculture indicates that the Fall Armyworm pest had destroyed 30 per cent of the Kenya’s projected harvest. This has led Uasin Gishu County to set up an emergency phone number (0702426040) to help tackle this …

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DFK: This Facebook Group is planning to grow one million trees and bring back Kenya’s green

It is true when they say farmers (or is it farming?) are the backbone of Kenya. Digital Farmers Kenya (DFK) the largest online farming community in Kenya has taken restoring forests in Kenya on a personal level. The group boasts of a membership of over two hundred and three thousand people, with diverse cultural, socio-economic and professional backgrounds, all over the …

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Kenya: Maize farmers at risk of losing crops USAID warns

Kenya and other major maize-producing countries in Africa could incur “staggering” food and financial losses from the invasion of a voracious pest known as the fall armyworm, a US government official warned on Tuesday. Up to 50 per cent of an annual maize crop can be destroyed by the fall armyworm, said Regina Eddy, coordinator of a US Agency for …

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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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Change of Dates: South Rift Agribusiness EXPO 2018

After consultations with major farmer groups and the South Rift Counties, Slujan Events have made a decision to move the dates of the SORAX 2018. They have been persuaded by key stakeholders, farmer associations​ and CBOs​ who strongly feel that the earlier dates, being on a weekend, would disenfranchise some farmers from benefiting from the expo. On the other hand,​ some ​counties …

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