There are people designed by destiny such that when you meet them they inspire you so much to make a positive change in life. Fredrick Kinyanjui is one such a person who has crafted the art of growing custard apples ...
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Every profitable crop farming venture begins with healthy seedlings. For most farmers, seed germination is often one of the most frustrating phase. Sometimes, the germination rate is lower, and some of those that germinate may turn out too weak to ...
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Increased global movement of goods and services coupled with changing climatic conditions has exposed farmers to unexpected challenges of new pests and diseases. This is not only spelling disaster to farmers but it is also posing threat to food security ...
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Are you curious how your business could better support your female employees? There might be an opportunity for you to get some support with this. Women Win, an international fund for women’s rights, is steadily expanding its influence in the ...
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The AVOCADO SOCIETY OF KENYA jointly in collaboration with other regional and international organizations in the Avocado value chain in Africa and beyond are pleased to announce to all stakeholders around the world that the grand International Africa Avocado Congress ...
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By Bob Koigi Since 2019, the International Flower Trade Expo, IFTEX, hasn’t held a show due to the ravages of COVID-19. As the industry recovers from a pandemic that has devastated economies, decimated livelihoods and shaken the world, industry players ...
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By Steven Mulanda In Kiambu County, Ngecha village, a farming revolution is taking shape being chaperoned by Kamande Njenga and Els Breet a Kenyan-Dutch couple who have transformed 20 acres of neglected ancestral farmland into an agricultural bee hive of ...
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By Bob Koigi As Kenyan flower farms continue to grapple with high production costs, exorbitant energy and freight charges, multiple taxes and lack of incentives in a highly competitive market which have made the business of flower growing uncompetitive, the ...
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Keen on growing top-quality flowers while taking care of the environment, Kenya flower farms have invested in sustainable business practices across the supply chain in what has earned Kenya a name and admiration globally as home of sustainably grown flowers ...
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By Steven Mulanda For a long time, Makueni County has been known as a haven for growing Mangos but in the recent past, pixie mandarin orange has gained track. This is a small fruit that is of a spherical shape, ...
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Emerging AFRICAN FLOWER EXPORTERS place continent on GLOBAL MAP As Kenya and Ethiopia continue to dominate the flower production and export space in Africa capturing markets across Europe, the Americas, Australia, Middle East and even within Africa, other African nations ...
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Crop diversification is one form of ensuring that farmers have more streams of revenue to keep them afloat even when one crop run into unexpected headwinds. Moses Githaiga of Saumu Center in Kiawara, Nyeri County is one farmer who has ...
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Twenty five years since setting shop in Kenya, Equator Flowers has diversified its flower portfolio, expanded its operations, grown its export footprint and become a force to reckon with in the floriculture industry. Having been established under the management of ...
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By Steven Mulanda Grace Ngungi left employment to venture into Hass avocado farming and later on to an array of herbs. Three years down the line she has become a large scale avocado farmer, mentored many into the fruit farming ...
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By Bob koigi In Siaya County of Western Kenya a farming revolution is taking shape, chaperoned by a former civil servant who has transformed swathes of traditionally unfarmed land into an oasis of herbs and spices. The herbs and spices ...
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Over 5000 Kenyan exporters of fruits and vegetables, majority of them smallholder farmers, have embraced a cloud-based system that tracks each farmers’ farming activity fresh from farm to folk ensuring they are personally accountable to consumers while reducing cases of ...
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A wrong entry into cucumber farming has been the inspiration behind Larry Keya’s venture into the making of popsicles, unique ice pops, that are not only earning him more in value addition but turning what is rejected in the market ...
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By Steven Mulanda The recent shortage of raw material for making take-away potato chips by one of the major multinational outlets in Nairobi focused the attention on availability of potato varieties in Kenya for processing purposes. According to Dr. Moses ...
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By Bob Koigi As debate on the proposed ban on some chemicals and pesticides under the EU Green Deal initiative rages on, industry players have been vocal on what this portends for the industry and the future of agriculture. Dudutech, ...
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BY BOB KOIGI Behind the over 60 hectares of land under rose production, dozens of towering, modern greenhouses, a cocktail of premium flower varieties that continue to excite international markets and the more than 1,000 workers who tend to the ...
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