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Phone Apps for Smart Farmers.

The surge in smartphone ownership is riding on the back of the over 90 per cent mobile penetration in the country, according to data from the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA). By June last year, mobile subscriptions had reached 39.7 per cent of...
Pig farming

How Sh3,500 found on road turned around a pig breeding project

Five years ago, Joseph Kariuki was a troubled farmer to the point of wanting to give up his dream project of pig breeding. It was not until a timely ‘godly’ intervention changed everything and today, he is one of the successful breeders at his...

Egg hatching turns into money spinner for medic

T he nurse, who quit his job to try his hand at agribusiness, is now raking in Ksh120,000 monthly from hatching chickens. All Mr Martin Mau does is to gather eggs and put them in an incubator, wait for them to hatch and sell...

KENYA TO HOST 2017 INTERNATIONAL FLOWER TRADE EXPO

Flower industry fraternity will converge in Nairobi for a three-day International Flower Trade & Exhibition that opens on Wednesday June 7, 2017, at Oshwal Centre, Parklands opposite Nakumatt Ukay at 10 am. On display will be flowers from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Rwanda...

Two-hour ‘catwalk’with fashion supermodel, now superfarmer on her farm.

She has shared the catwalk with the likes of international supermodels Tyra Banks and Naomi Campbell, has travelled to some 33 countries across the globe and has graced the fashion stages in London, Turkey, Paris and New York. Yet, Flora Sevensson, a supermodel in...

Kenyan shines again in the 2016 Queen’s Award

Three Kenyan girls aged between 18 and 28 are among the winners of the Queen’s Young Leaders Programme award. Domtila Chesang from Kapenguria in West Pokot, Chebet Lesan and Towett Ngetich, both from Nairobi will be travelling to London next year at the invitation of...
There is hope in Agriculture for the youth.

A farmer, a student and businessman at 18!

Eighteen-year-old then, Brian Kinyanjui is from a middle class family in Limuru, Kiambu County, where his basic needs are guaranteed. Like many of his age mates, he could easily just spend all his time and energy in class and during weekends, have fun with...

University student, who is an avid poultry farmer

As poultry farmers were cry over diminishing profits and the increasing cost of feeds, Alphaxard Gitau was not complaining. Even with the recently introduced Value Added Tax that had dealt a near fatal blow to poultry keeping, the youthful urban farmer was not about...

Juliani: Why farming is just as cool as music

He is one of Kenya’s most celebrated musicians, and has won accolades and several awards at home and abroad.  Juliani, a gospel singer with three albums under his belt and whose real name is Julius  Owino, now has another calling that he  dedicates a...