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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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Tomato Farming: Enjoying good returns

Jackson Ndurya lives in Kinondo in Kwale County on four-acre farm which hosts some coconut and cashew trees. His main farming activity is tomato farming. “I started farming in search of better returns since the job I had as a waiter was not paying well. My landlord challenged me to try horticulture farming in 2014 and I don’t regret it,” …

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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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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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