It is said that in future, world wars will be fought over water. Although water covers 70% of the earth, only 2.5 percent is fresh and fit for human, plant and animal consumption. Even then, just 1 percent of the ...
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The rise of herb consumption globally because of their medicinal value has led to a steady rise in cultivation of the crop. As the demand increased, at first they were only grown by small scale farmers but of late flower ...
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Rays of sunlight elongate the Aberdare Mountain to usher in a new blossoming day, in a diminutive village; Karaneatha--, deep in the heart of South Kinangop, Nyandarua County. Here, we meet John Chege an agronomist working with Amiran Kenya Ltd ...
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The flower market demands high quality roses and responsible way of growing. This has made growers to come up with innovative measures of quality flower production, protection of the environment as well as their employees. These innovations have spearheaded the ...
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Collaboration provides new opportunities for growers worldwide to reduce costs On 6 February 2017, worldwide automation supplier Hoogendoorn Growth Management entered into a strategic partnership with Nitea, the largest supplier of management-information solutions in the Benelux. This collaboration enhances innovative ...
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Kenya flower growers are prepared for their busiest time of the year; the valentine season. Many farms have adopted various methods of capitalizing on this lover’s day. Farms trimmed their flowers and also planted more hecterage in the last months ...
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Valentine is here with us again. This celebration of love has not only become stylish among lovers but also has gained acceptance with populace. It’s a season that is globally associated with large volume sales of flowers especially the red ...
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A careful assortment of flower baskets with various bouquets neatly erected welcomes us to Creative Flower Vendor shade which is owned by Elvis Wainaina and located in one of Nairobi’s suburb area, off Ring road, opposite Oil Libya petrol station; ...
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Deep in the heart of  a miniature calm village of Njambini; South Kinangop, Joseph Gichiria is reaping big from the proceeds he makes from his farm where he has devoted two acres for cultivation of tree tomato. His journey to ...
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Potato is the second most important food crop after maize in Kenya. Maize seed system is well organized since certified seeds are available at any agro supply outlet. Potato lacks such a system. Availability of certified potato seed nationally is ...
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Spinach vegetables are grown for their succulent edible green leaves. They are relatively easy to grow in cool climates. Spinach are excellent source of vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium, magnesium, iron, copper, vitamin B2, vitamin B6 and also a very ...
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In the fringes of Thika town at a place called Kilimambogo, off Garissa highway, we meet John Musyoki; who despite his ageing appearance is tackling summer flower farming head on. Having nursed the ambition of being a lawyer in his ...
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For small scale summer flower growers, attaining unique marketing standards gives one an edge in the competitive business. Once there, a grower should cope with supplying high quality flowers, being consistent and dependable thus an assurance to the buyer. Jerome ...
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Groundnuts also known as peanuts are leguminous plants that Solomon Othira of Kabondo village, Homabay County ventured into immediately after retiring from teaching in 2006. His teaching career spaned to thirty years. At his age when most of his fellow ...
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Kenyan horticulture is in full swing, not at least through the integration of horticultural technology. Technology, such as cooling, heating and automation, enable local growers to increase crop quality and provides them competitive advantage. At the same time, Dutch greenhouse ...
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The success of every farm banks on the management. Daniel Agawo the General Manager of Mboga Tuu an agricultural farm situated in Isinya, Kajiado County has ably steered the firm from inception to its glowing status. A company that operated ...
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Located in the scenic view of Aberdares Mountains in citadels of fertile soil and fresh water of Ol-kalau, the farm has relatively spurred the growth of the town which is also headquarter of Nyandarua County. They are boosting the economy ...
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A drive off Isinya town; along Pipeline Road leads us to Plant Raisers limited. This is a company that is headed by Sanjay Malde who saw the potential in vegetable seedlings propagation and eventually quit his textile business. As we ...
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A visit to Homabay County takes us to the lush terrain of Ringa village, Kasipul Kabondo Constituency where we meet Gabriel Ofuwa Oduor, a watermelon farmer, who briskly coined his melon farming as a lifelong success since 2012. Equipped with ...
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Different ecological zones favor diverse crops; for instance, runner beans (Phaseolus Coccineus) are known to flourish in cold altitudes. Mboga Tuu, Kitengela farm, Kajiado County, is a hot and dry environment but they are farming runner beans; thanks to the ...
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