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Maize Farming in Kenya

Maize is the staple food in Kenya. Large as well as small-scale farmers produce the crop and a large percentage of the population depends on Maize farming as an income-generating crop. Maize is a tall annual crop of the grass family. It grows to a...

Tips on how to grow coffee

  The coffee plant is a warm weather crop that can grow to a height of between 16 and 40 feet. In most plantations the trees are kept at six feet for better yields and easier harvest. Coffee trees have lush, shiny green leaves attached to...

Growing spinach and overcoming challenges for good returns.

Spinach is a vegetable, whose market is always guaranteed locally, and it fetches better prices than similar vegetables such as kale. However, many farmers avoid it after the first trial due to challenges associated with the crop. “I planted about 200 plants in...

Tips on Growing Sunflower

Sunflower constitutes one of the most important oil crops marketed in Kenya . It is growth habits are either dwarf or tall The tall varieties which are often local and open pollinated grow up to a height of between 1.5 and 2.4 metres. Their...
Clockwise,Ms Elizabeth Muriu,Ol Kalou Township with her chicken, Mr Gregory Simiyu demonstrates the size of a maize cob at a plot, lastly in Machakos County Mr Evans Kyalo showing his tomatoes

Fertiliser for plants and animals that works wonders

Ever heard of a fertiliser that is administered to both animals and plants? Well, a foliar fertiliser, which originates from Malaysia, is causing plenty of excitement among farmers in Kenya and the rest of the East African region. And yes, it is organic. The...

Wheat Farming in Kenya

Wheat is the second most important cereal grain in Kenya after maize. Wheat farming in Kenya is largely done for commercial purposes on a large-scale. Kenya is self-sufficient in the hard variety of wheat, but is a net importer of the softer variety. Wheat Main Growing...

Coffee Farming in Kenya

Coffee is Kenya’s fourth leading foreign exchange earner after tourism, tea and horticulture. The Kenyan brand is known for its flavor and pleasant aroma. It is estimated that in Kenya 160,000 hectares are under coffee, 75.5 per cent of which is in the co-operative...

Tomato production

Tomato is one of the most important vegetables grown in Kenya. It is a half-hardy, annual sub-tropical fruit vegetable used in salads or cooked as a vegetable, processed into tomato paste, sauce and puree. It is rich in vitamins. Climatic conditions It is fairly adaptable...

Tractors for hire at the click of your phone

In Nairobi and other towns in Kenya, a new trend is catching on – the Uber phenomenon. Today, many people who had never used taxis before are dialing their phones for instant access to Uber, a service that guarantees them affordable rates, a comfortable...

How to plant Cassava

Plant clean materials from reputable breeders The plant requires soft, wellprepared soil for easy penetration of roots and double digging is highly recommended Recommended spacing is 1x1 metre square Make furrows measuring one foot wide and about three quarters of a foot deep ...

Tips on Growing Bananas

Varieties of bananas found in Kenya are ‘Muraru’, ‘Kiganda’, ‘Sukari’ among others and they are adopted to various agro-ecological zones. They can be eaten as dessert or cooked. Improved cultivars includes, Apple, Gross Michel, Kampala, Dwarf Cavendish, Giant Cavendish, Williams, Grand Nain, Valery, Poyo and...

Growing broccoli is a lucrative undertaking

It matures within only 60 to 65 days, and with proper strategy and planning, a farmer can grow them three times a year on the same piece of land, while practicing crop rotation, preferably with legumes. Aside from these, as long as you have an...

Zebra melon turning out to be a real money spinner

This fruit has many names and both farmers and consumers have yet to settle on the most appropriate one. But they at least agree on one thing – that the fruit is a real money spinner, with a kilo fetching as much as Ksh300....

Macademia is as precious as gold in the world of nuts

They are tasty, exotic nuts rich flavour. And, in the world of nuts and berries, they are almost as precious as gold. These are macadamia nuts introduced in Kenya more than 60 years ago. Besides being delicious, they are packed with nutritional value. They...

Maize Planting Guide

Good farmers are getting over 40 bags per acre by practicing good husbandry, using hybrid seed and fertilizers. You can do this also if you follow these recommendations carefully. This hybrid maize is specially bred to give higher yields than ordinary maize, but money...