For many years, most flower farms tend to grow roses in the same locality and climate. This leads to production of similar roses of slightly same quality which competes for the same market globally. But this was not the case ...
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France Government through its initiative ‘Choose Africa’ has launched 2.5 billion Euros to accelerate the growth of Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) and entrepreneurship in Africa. The initiative ‘Choose Africa’ fulfills the ambition of French President Emmanuel Macron dubbed ...
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Water and fertilizers are essential to the growth of your crop. However, these resources are becoming increasingly scarce worldwide. In addition, food safety and security have become a major global issue. Factors such as population growth, decreasing water resources and ...
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Article by Ruth Vaughan, Technical Director Crop Nutrition Laboratory Services Ltd. Boron is the first element in Group 13, the aluminium family, of the Periodic Table. It is quite different from the other members in that it is not a ...
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The prolonged dry spell that has ravaged the country have greatly affected food security as one of the pillars among the big four agendas. Due to global warming, farmers can no longer rely on rain-fed agriculture as the rain patterns ...
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Farmers in the country are now turning to solar powered systems to irrigate their crops as it is becoming vividly clear that relying on rain fed agriculture is negatively impacting on their yields. Over 80% of land in Kenya can ...
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In the outskirts of Ngong town is Murshtec International Ltd that have leveraged in modern mushroom farming. The farm, which sits on an acre piece of land, has several permanent rooms that mushrooms are thriving. Mushroom farming in Kenya is ...
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More farmers in Central Kenya embrace Macadamia farming as demand burgeon. Macadamia nut processors in the country have projected a rise in production of the crop in the coming years as most farmers switch to cultivation of the crop due ...
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The thought of starting an income generating idea while working full-time is always alluring, with farming being a top choice for many people. The plan is normally to put in extra hours and extra coin so as to stabilize the ...
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Valentine is one of the most important day for the flower industry on which more sales exceed the rest of the seasons. Flower farmers started their preparations months before valentine by working around the clock planting bigger acreages for the ...
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Good weather for the better part of last year and an increasingly tough business climate have conspired to put a damper on this year’s Valentines Day for Kenya flower growers and exporters who say the prospects aren’t looking too rosy ...
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Situated at the heart of Magana town in Kikuyu, Kiambu County and just 40 minutes drive from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Magana flowers has evolved from a mid-scale operation to a fully hydroponic 20ha rose farm. At 2100m above sea ...
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Priding itself as the first farm to be established in Nakuru and its environs, Buds & Blooms has taken big strides in producing premium roses. To find more about the farm, Hortfresh paid a visit to the farm where Shivaji ...
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Molybdenum (Mo) is a transition metal that sits on the second row in the middle of the Periodic Table. It can exist in many transition states, from zero to VI, ideal properties for a catalyst. Mo is an essential nutrient ...
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The sky is clear as we drive from Ishiara town to Kiaritha village, Tharaka Nithi County to the farm of Isaac Kariuki Njeru, who has found a fortune in farming Pawpaws. His farm is called Kamuturi Ranch. Growing bountifully in ...
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Climate change threatens to reduce the reliability of water supplies for the Kenyan horticultural production, increase pest and diseases activity and increase greater crop damage due to heat stress. This all challenges Kenyan farmers to ensure food safety and security ...
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Kenyans have a way of tapping into anything that seems promising. Agriculture is one opportunity that people are leaning towards for betterment of their lives. Identifying one line of crop for cultivation by many farmers in the country is now ...
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Flower Watch in-conjunction with Crop nutrition and Real IPM held a floricultural stakeholders meeting recently at The Pot Hotel in Naivasha. The meeting was to deliberate on some of the challenges the flower industry faced in 2018 and what measures ...
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Healthier plants assures a farmer bumper harvest; but achieving top quality plants, that guarantee bumper harvest is what ails most farmers. In addressing this menace, Acadian Plant Health, a Canadian Company in conjunction with Chema East Africa Industries Ltd recently ...
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Smallholder farmers account for 70-80 percent of total employment in many developing countries with majority of them being in rural areas. Often, these farmers lack adequate access to basic information in regard to inputs, seeds, fertilizers, markets and finances. This ...
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