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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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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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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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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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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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