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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...

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...

value added expo and science congress

Value addition and innovation were themes that rung out simultaneously at the Kenyatta International Conference Center during the better end of May, where a science congress by students and universities was taking place, while a value addition conference and exhibition progressed. The exhibition, which saw...

State-of-the-art hatchery in Naivasha for indigenous chickens

It takes a 15-minute drive from Naivasha Town to reach this highly guarded farm with a conspicuous ‘Mbwa Kali’ sign at the main gate. In an area best known for flower farming, this state-of-the-art chicken hatchery comes as a pleasant surprise. Located on a seven-acre...

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...

Vegetables saved my life and keep me healthy

He is one of the few people in the world who suffer from Dermatological Myositis, an auto immune disease, which is a devastating illness. It has no cure and suffering from it is literally a death sentence. Dennis believes he is alive today because 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...
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...