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Benefits of vertical farming

At the age of nine, Josephine Favre uttered the words of her passionate dream:  “When I grow up, I am going to feed Africa.” Interestingly,…

Macadamia nut farming in Kenya

Macadamia is as precious as gold in the world of nuts. By 2011, only a few people knew that it was grown in Kenya. In…

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…

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,…

How can we stop farmers becoming extinct

The average age of a farmer around the world is spiralling ever upwards, and these essential, frontline workers are at real risk of dying out….

What to Consider Before Starting a Kienyeji Chicken Enterprise

Chicken farming, whether the indigenous or broiler breed, draws in as much interest and loathing in equal measure from those who have succeeded or failed…

Why you should take goat milk

Not many Kenyans have ever tasted goat milk or its products. This is so and yet there is wholesome goodness in this precious food. It…

Nutribio products improve milk yield for farmers

Kenya’s dairy sector has tremendous potential for growing the economy, job creation, and boosting food security. The sector contributes about 14 per cent to the…

How properly medicate your livestock

By Dr Nderitu Nyaga   Modern medicine, as practised today, can be traced to the beginning of the 19th century. However, since antiquity, humans have…

Improved practices boost milk production in Nakuru County

Dairy farmers in Nakuru County have recorded increased milk production and sales in the past two years, due to the adoption of good agricultural practices….

In vertical farming, she found her true calling- ensuring that no one goes hungry

At the age of nine, Josephine Favre uttered the words of her passionate dream: “When I grow up, I am going to feed Africa.” Interestingly,…

Country’s export vegetables gets a boost with new project in four counties

    Country’s export vegetables gets a boost with new project in four counties By Jackson Okata The County Government of Nakuru in partnership with…

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…

How to deal with ticks on your farm

Of all the animal parasites, ticks are one of the most stubborn. They are a menace and can cause havoc of monumental propositions despite their miniature stature.

Kiambu Poultry Farmers’ Cooperative: The power of a visionary group

By Caroline Mwendwa  When egg prices dropped in November 2018 due to imports flooding the Kenyan market, local farmers were hit hard. They had nowhere…

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