How Zipporah Makes 7,000 Every Day From A Small Dairy Farming Venture

On the slopes of Meru hills in Kinoru village sits Briaton Dairy, a small farm that occupies about quarter an acre. A visit to the dairy farm reveals why Meru is slowly turning out to be the home of milk, slowly edging out bastions like Uasin Gishu and Kiambu counties. Though tiny, the model farm is an example of what every discerning dairy farmer needs to practice to reap from their agribusiness. “This is my…

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Rice Farming in Kenya

Rice is Kenya’s third staple food after maize and wheat.   Rice Farming in Kenya is estimated at between 33,000 and 50,000 metric tonnes, while consumption is between 180,000 and 250,000 tonnes. Rice Farming in Kenya About 95 per cent of rice in Kenya is grown under irrigation in paddy schemes managed by the National Irrigation Board (NIB). The remaining five per cent is rain fed. The average unit production under irrigation is 5.5 tonnes…

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How Njoro makes over 600,000/= from dairy farming, Pokea Farm in Nakuru county – success story of James Ndung’u

Source : Daily Nation Pokea Farm in Njoro Sub-county, some 15km from Nakuru town. It has not rained for about two weeks and the dust is reaching unbearable levels, especially for the residents living near the road. Adjacent farms hosting several crops that include maize and wheat are equally chocking in dust. A signpost with the inscriptions “Pokea Dairy Farm, distributors of Hoisteins genetics for longevity and fitness cows built to last from Germany. Ask…

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How to make money Using Drip Irrigation in Kenya farming

Using Drip Irrigation in Kenya farming Drip Irrigation in Kenya – Drip irrigation is a method of watering plants with single drops of water at a time. The set up consists of tapes with very small outlets that let out water one drop at a time wetting the soil around the plants roots. The technology was developed in the USA and Israel for growing crops in dry climates where water is limited. The technology is…

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Bee Farming in Kenya

Bee Farming in Kenya – Traditionally honey in Kenya was collected from wild bees in forests. Honey has been very popular with many people in Kenya. This has necessitated beekeeping in Kenya. The science of bee farming is known as apiculture. A 2007 study  in northern Kenya found that honey production is expanding in Kenya, but data on production trends, processing and marketing is fragmented. Annual production is estimated at 700 metric tonnes . The arid…

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Farming Sheep in Kenya

Sheep Farming in Kenya – Some of farmers in Kenya have started scaling down sheep farming in Kenya and increasing the stock of cows despite the increase in the price of wool over the past one year. Breeds – Farming Sheep in Kenya Sheep breeds are classified as Exotic wool sheep Fine wool e.g. Merino Medium wool breeds e.g. Corriedale, Hampshire, Suffolk, Dorset Horn Improved hair sheep Indigenous hair sheep Thin tailed Fat tailed e.g.…

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Farming Cashew Nuts in Kenya

Farming Cashew Nuts in Kenya Cashew Nuts Farming in Kenya: Cashew Nuts are grown in Coast Province of Kenya. The country produces about 10,000 metric tonnes of the nuts valued at Sh264.9 million. Kenya has a potential to produce more than 63,000 metric tonnes valued at Sh1 billion. The sub-sector has the potential to create employment through value addition and fetch the exchequer billions of shillings through exports. The cashew nuts farming in Kenya faces…

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Farming of Cabbage in Kenya

Cabbages Farming in Kenya –  Cabbage is a common vegetable that grows especially well in fertile and well-drained soils. The increasing demand for vegetables has contributed to the growing popularity of this crop, particularly in the urban areas. For the grower keen on maximising cabbage production, knowledge of major cabbage pests and diseases and their control is essential. Requirements for Farming of Cabbage in Kenya Soils:- For optimal growth, cabbages require well drained soils with a pH…

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How to Grow Tomatoes in a Greenhouse

Source : wiki how Tomatoes are the most popular greenhouse crop on the planet. With good temperature control and plenty of light, greenhouse growers in most areas of the world can get two tomato crops per year.[1] Indoor conditions do require more careful handling to prevent disease and successfully pollinate the flowers. Setting Up 1 Check temperature. Tomatoes grow best at daytime temperatures of 70 to 80ºF (21–27ºC), and nighttime temperatures of 60–65ºF (16–18ºC). Make sure…

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Farming Beans in Kenya

  Beans farming in Kenya has received a boost after researchers at Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI) developed a new bean variety that is high yielding, thrives in areas with low rainfall and is resistant to pest and diseases. The new bean variety produces about 20 pods a plant and an acre gives a yield of 25 bags compared to 20 bags from the other bean varieties. The bean takes 90 – 95 days to…

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