Last year, Kenyan farmers and agribusinesses produced an estimated 6.2 million MT of fresh fruits and vegetables. Although one of the leading exporters of fresh produce in Sub-Saharan Africa, Kenya exported under 2% of total production—at 127,500 metric tons—and still ...
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For the last 60 years, the Agrochemicals Association of Kenya has chaperoned the interests of members while shaping the industry’s policies, decisions and events. In an inclusive interview with HortFresh, the association’s CEO Ms. Evelyn Lusekana talked about the journey ...
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Behind an expansion spree that has seen Bloomingdale Roses Kenya Ltd grow area under production from nine to 38 hectares, is a host of avant-garde innovations that have redefined the business of flower growing and export in Kenya and a ...
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Hoogendoorn Growth Management and Bosman Van Zaal have been cooperating in the African horticulture market for years. Efficient use of clean water for crop irrigation is one of the main challenges they encountered. Multiple African growers have put their trust ...
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A visit to Kisii County, takes us to the lush terrain of Kenyenya Village, Bomachoge Borabu Constituency. Here, we meet Jackline Kemunto who has briskly coined indigenous bananas cultivation as her lifelong employment since 2007. Equipped with thorough knowledge on ...
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For close to five years now, Dan Onkoba has specialized in onion farming and is reaping handsomely. Having been born and bred in Kisii County, he always had a passion for farming having been raised in an agricultural farming community ...
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In soil and plant nutrition calcium is King. Calcium nitrate is the only cheapish non-reactive soluble calcium fertilizer suitable for drip feeding fertigated crops, so it goes without saying that calcium nitrate is the sovereign of fertilizers. There are NO ...
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For many years, most flower farms nestled in low altitudes have always been faced with extreme temperatures which usually thwart quality, quantity of flowers and in the end affecting prices they fetch in the market. This has led to many ...
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Water plays a fundamental role in farming and anybody planning to set out as a farmer must consider availability of a reliable water source near the place where he or she intends to put up a farm. This is the ...
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In the recent past, we at Hortfresh Journal have encountered many young people who are taking up farming with full throttle. This is proving that there are immense opportunities in agribusiness for young generation to capture. In pursuit of this, ...
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Syngenta East Africa, the Company that aims developing crop program through innovative solutions, that offer growers plant protection products and also complete crop solutions; continued with the launch of array of their products this time unveiling Solvit fungicide. The beautiful ...
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  Thousands of flower stakeholders drawn from local and international sphere flocked the 16th edition of Naivasha Hortfair. The successful event took place on 21st and 22nd of September, provided a great experience to flower growers, breeders, horticulturalists and farm ...
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What are the benefits of participating at the Naivasha Horticultural Fair? One of the questions that always hover our minds: why should Agrichem Africa Limited participate at the annual Naivasha Horticultural Fair? Unlike other marketing activities, Naivasha Horticultural Fair has ...
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For many years, many people have shied away from farming as a myth has been propelled around that one need big acreages to be considered a successful agri-preneur. It is on this myth that Hort Live Agri-ventures, a farming company ...
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In the current horticulture market technology is constantly changing and evolving. The Hoogendoorn Growth Management and Bosman Van Zaal user-friendly automation solutions and management information system always comply with the latest technologies. This helps you as grower to always be ...
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PJ Dave Group began its operations in 1990, the farm was started by Mr. Pravin Jaychandra Dave & Mrs. Elizabeth Dave with one major goal, to grow and export high quality fresh cut roses to customers around the world. The ...
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In the semi- arid lands of Kajiado County, is a young man Amos Mwangi who has found greener pastures in growing different kinds of vegetables to satisfy the insatiable demand in the market. Before venturing into vegetable farming, he had ...
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Its mid-morning when we step foot on Joe’s Redworms Organic Farm at the outskirts of Ruaka town, Nairobi environs. The farm belongs to Peter Kanyagia who is busy sifting heaps of compost to check on his red worms; and this ...
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The picturesque is complemented by patches of blossoming sugarcane plantation as we step at Eshibuli village, Kakamega County. We are at the farm of Grace Mbaye who has invested adequate resources in tomato cultivation and is reaping fortunes in a ...
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In the undulating lands of Emali town, few meters from the Emali Standard Gauge Railway Station is Nalepo Plant Raisers which is being chaperoned by a lovely couple; Eric and Mercy Moshira Saitoti. They have put all their energy and ...
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