High greenhouse temperatures are massively detrimental to optimum plant health and growth which obviously has a negative effect on commercial greenhouse farming yields and profitability. It therefore goes without saying that an effective greenhouse cooling system is one of the ...
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Hass avocado popularly referred to as green gold in the farming circles has rapidly gained popularity in Kenya due to high global demand. It has become an agribusiness choice for many large and small scale farmers, thanks to its adaptability ...
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Farming is one enterprise marred by uncertainties such that many people quit even before they start. For one to make it big in agribusiness, they must embrace optimism and walk with it. This means the ability to accept when things ...
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Potato regulation, requires farmers to register with county government and growers’ association every year. This law passed in 2019 also requires transporters, dealers and processors to register with the counties failure to which they face up to Sh5million fines or ...
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Potato is a key crop in Kenya’s economy, contributing almost USD 30 millions annually. The sector employs approximately 3.3 million people, of which around 800,000 are smallholder farmers, the majority of whom are in the rural setup and involved directly ...
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Article By Daisy Chepkoech False codling moth also known as Thaumatotibia leucotreta is a native pest to sub-Saharan Africa and is present on more than 70 host plants crops like roses, citrus, peppers (Capsicum spp.), maize etc. making it a ...
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Kenyan farmers have found a lifeline in adding value to their harvested produce which is not only increasing the produce’s shelf life but also increasing their earnings. This is coming at a time when there is over production, many people ...
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With more than 200 million people, Nigeria has become one of the biggest economies in Africa while its population grows rapidly, so is the need for food. In the course of 2018, Bosman Van Zaal realised a complete, turn-key tropical ...
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As the sun descends the horizon creating romantic shades of red and orange colors, Rajat Chaohan the General Manager Desire Flora has the chance to breathe in, rejuvenate, and refocus on the next day and the future of the farm ...
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The modern world takes food production for granted. Traditionally, the struggle to find or produce enough food to eat was the focus for living and took up most of parent’s time. It is estimated that 2 billion of the world’s ...
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Knowing exactly what type of crop to grow is one thing that a farmer can grapple with. Most farmers in Kenya are resilient and when life presents to them an opportunity, they grab it and harness it to maximum benefits ...
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It is an interesting time being a farmer, with the new age farmers finding smart products and innovative ways of farming. One such farmer is Fredrick Kimathi, who has crafted the art of growing and multiplying Black Soldier Flies (BSF) ...
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A Bioline Agrosciences Group company, is Africa’s leader in Integrated Pest Management (IPM) with a wealth of experience in designing and delivering biological pest control solutions developed “By Growers for Growers”. Established in 2001 they have rapidly grown into a ...
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Every great dream begins with the dreamer embracing the opportunity and harnessing it into something worthwhile for a better tomorrow. Thomas Mutugi of South Ngariama is one man who seems to have mastered the art of farming at a teenage ...
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The agribusiness landscape is progressively shifting towards value addition as a mean of addressing the post-harvest management crisis that plagues the sector. The emergence of simple homemade solar drying technologies that are not only effective in ensuring that produce has ...
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Being born in a family that loves farming and inculcating the same values to their offsprings is a noble idea that should be embraced. Peter Murekio Muriuki is one man who has been raised in a farming family set up ...
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Kenya hopes to ride on the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement to secure business for the Lamu Port. The country targets to use the gazetted Special Economic Zone (SEZ) near the new port as a value addition centre ...
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President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday unveiled the Ksh.2.2 billion Empowering Novel Agribusiness-led Employment (ENABLE Kenya) program, a youth capacity building initiative aimed at creating employment, generating income and bridging succession gap in agribusiness. At the same event, the President unveiled ...
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An increase in avocado prices on the international market has been sweet news for farmers and exporters of the fruit. Rising global demand for the avocado has been fuelled by a desire for healthy eating and lower production in some ...
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Fresh Avocados grown at the Kakuzi PLC Makuyu orchards are part of the cargo loaded on cargo Ship MV Seago Bremerhaven which docked at the Port of Lamu en-route to France. The farm loaded the ship with 80 tons of ...
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