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How to increase your cow milk production

Milk is a tasty beverage (According to me 😀)… that has long been associated with good health, making it one of the most consumed drinks throughout Kenya and the world. Milk contains valuable nutrients that offers a range of health benefits. One of these nutrients is Calcium which prevents a condition called osteoporosis. The fact that so many people in …

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Kenya: How to sell farm products online

The internet has emerged as an important marketing tool in the agricultural industry. However, there are farmers in Kenya whom have not fully utilised or have not fully understood the importance of the Internet as a marketing tool. The Internet can be used to advertise your farm with pictures of your produce, what you are growing and the methods you …

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Beef Farming: Raising and Selling Cattle for Profit

“Farming is too risky and the running costs are expensive” “Its very difficult to make money.” “Its better to get an office job and forget about it.” These are just a some of the sentiments young people in Kenya say when they think about farming. It is true, turning a profit in farming (especially horticulture) needs focus and depends upon …

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Data Driven Agriculture: Forging Ahead

If it cannot be measured, it cannot be done. If it is not known, then it never occurred. Data and information management are synonymous to salt in food. We cannot over-emphasize the need of having correct and updated data and information management and dissemination as an enabler towards sustainable agricultural practices. Information is processed data and therefore quite a fundamental …

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How to succeed in vegetable farming

When you first read or hear about farming success stories the first thing that goes through your mind is how farming can also work for you. The media makes farming in Kenya (especially horticulture) so easy but there are a lot of factors that you need to take into consideration before investing all your money into growing crops. Soil Testing …

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Critical harvest and handling factors you should consider

When most people in Kenya get into farming for the first time they tend to overlook a lot of things. One of those things are the specifics of harvesting and storage. Critical harvest and handling factors for fruits and vegetables involve two overlapping considerations; the first includes maintaining product quality, while the second is ensuring food safety. All fruits and …

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4 farming technologies that might help you

FarmDrive Kenyan smallholder farmers face a challenge when accessing loans and financing from banks and other financial institutions. Financial institutions cite the high risk nature of the agricultural sector as a major catalyst to their shying off from offering loans. Lack of farm records on sales also scares off the financial institutions. It is common knowledge that an empty hand …

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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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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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