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How to establish a passion fruit vineyard

Seedbed preparation for passion fruit Prepare a raised seedbed of not more than three feet wide. Ensure the rows run from east to west or…

I million free fruit trees for primary schools

More than 35,000 public primary schools will benefit from a project through which underutilised spaces will be enabled to plant more than 1 million fruit…

How global grape fruit production has really changed

The fruit industry has dramatically changed over the past 20 years.  The International Fruit Genetics (IFG) is celebrating pioneering advancements it has brought to the…

How to get avocado trees to fruit at 14 months

After engaging in several farming ven­tures that have yielded little success, a Nandi farmer has earned himself the nickname, Gambler Farmer. But Mr Richard Tuwei,…

Pest and diseases that affect passion fruits

Nearly all passion fruit growing areas in Kenya are infested with the woodiness viral disease, USAid-Kaves says. This and other pests and diseases limit the…

Want to keep your mangoes fresh? Wax them

In a few weeks’ time, the sight of rotting mangoes on farms will once again start haunting us. Reason? It is another mango harvesting season…

How to grow apples

Mr John Munya pulls a metal hanging on a wire on his quarter-acre apple farm in Kimumu, Uasin Gishu County, and it bursts into a…

How to dry your fruits and where to sell them

Maureen Ochieng has been a farmer in Siaya for the last five years. But it is in the last two years that she has realised…

From only one-quarter of an acre, with a little over 300 trees, farmer is reaping sweet rewards

Mr John Munya pulls a metal hanging on a wire on his quarter-acre apple farm in Kimumu, Uasin Gishu County, and it bursts into a…

IITA-led banana breeding project develops modern track and tracing system

Tagging products with barcodes for easy price retrieval in supermarkets is now a regular practice that is often taken for granted. However, scientists from the…

Growing families through fruit farming

By Mercy Ngigi. Down the hill in Maguguni Village in Kambiti, Murang’a County, lies Ms Felister Wanjiku’s beautiful homestead. As you walk up the hill,…

HASS AVOCADO FARMING READY FOR TAKE-OFF

It is common to spot rickety trucks in Karangi Village of Gatanga, Murang’a County, crisscrossing the chilly hamlet, picking up avocado fruits in the evenings…

Six trees for your year-round supply of fruits

Fruits supply vital vitamins and minerals. A study conducted in Machakos County in Kenya shows that planting a carefully selected portfolio of easily grown fruit…

Banana Farming secrets revealed

Below is a general guide on bananas, their classification, growth, and management all through to maturity and harvesting. Classification Bananas are from the family Musaceae….

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