By STEVEN MULANDA When two minds conglomerate together in pursuit of business opportunities, great things happen resulting to success. This is the scintillating story of Wamae Mwangi and Erastus Matete who envisioned the establishment of a one stop shop for ...
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BY BOB KOIGI Despite undergoing one of the most devastating periods in its history, the Kenya floriculture industry has surmounted the odds to remain one of the top global producers and exporters of flowers winning global admiration and recognition. Victor ...
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Gooseberries, the wonder fruit which was traditionally growing as a wild fruit has been improved and is being cultivated as an agribusiness crop. According to researchers, gooseberry is favored because of its excellent source of vitamins A, B, and C, ...
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Crop diversification is a better way of staying afloat for farmers as they stand the chance of enjoying continuous revenue flow. Rosemary Gathage is an agri-business entrepreneur who grows several short term and long term crops. She is a university ...
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When mentioning people producing safe food, Margaret Ngina is one of them. This is a lady whose main intention is to grow and supply consumers with safe, organically grown tomatoes. Fully convinced that use of chemicals and pesticides to fight ...
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The mango farming in Kenya has expanded considerably over the recent years, not only in size but also in the geographical area. Almost all corners of the country produce mangoes, but the generally semi- arid Eastern region produces the most ...
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French beans, also known as snap or green beans and locally as ‘miciri’, are a major export crop with a low consumption rate in Kenya. Of late, Kajiado County is coming up as a potential place for French beans farming ...
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Establishing a base and a clientele in the export market is no mean feat. It requires perseverance and pushing one’s self to the limits to break even. Gideon Njoroge Mburu a graduate in IT, is the founder of Lui Farm, ...
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By Steven Mulanda Kenya avocado acreages continue to increase day by day as Hass avocado farming is trending, with many hoping to make a kill from this green gold that has made the country rank 6th in production globally. It ...
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By Steven Mulanda Being in existence for 25 years, producing spectacular roses and winning the 2020 Fairtrade International Award, is no mean feat for Valentine Growers. It is an embodiment of hard work, burning of midnight oil that has translated ...
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By Steven Mulanda Avocado farming in Kenya and across the globe has grown in leap and bounds. Many are tapping into cultivation of this green gold, as it is popularly being referred. It has grown to high levels, from the ...
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By Steven Mulanda William Njoroge Kibe is a man on a mission to disapprove the myth that for one to succeed in farming he should have big chunk of land. According to him, farming carried out in small pieces of ...
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A bout fifteen years back, motorists to Othaya, Nyeri, and parts of Kirinyaga County avoided the Kenol- Murang’a town road like a plague. Though shorter with minimal traffic jams, the drivers opted for the longer Kenol-Makutano-Sagana route to avoid toll ...
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By Steven Mulanda Arrowroot consumption is tremendously gaining the momentum of the day. Fondly referred to as ‘Nduma’ by Kenyans, they are tubers which were indigenously grown. The tuberous roots are usually consumed when boiled or roasted and of late ...
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By Steven Mulanda There are people whose determination and zeal are pillars of their success. When life or circumstances try to pull them backwards, they re-invent themselves with much vigor their goal being to conquer. Grace Wangui is that type ...
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BY JOHN NDIRANGU At Kindawa Village, Ol Kalou Constituency in Nyandarua, the thirty-acre flourishing farm is surrounded b weedy farms from one side, emaciated potato and maize crops in other farms. But Mr David Njuguna’s farm is weeds-free with a ...
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John Njoroge Mwaniki is an agricultural whiz; he is one type of a farmer who loves venturing into crops which many refer to as difficult to farm. He began farming close to 2 decades ago mainly growing vegetables for the ...
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Last October Hoogendoorn Growth Management launched its biggest innovation yet: IIVO. It provides smart technology for greenhouse growers. The IIVO is seen as combination of smart software and state of the art hardware. Hoogendoorn’s unique system is capable of monitoring, ...
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By Steven Mulanda Kisima Flowers is known for producing stunning, colorful, exciting, quality flowers. For 20 years they have been in production of commercial cut flowers, their clarion call being guided by integrity and observing how they grow their flowers ...
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With a diversified flower portfolio, increased innovation adoption and modern farming technologies, Kenya’s floriculture industry has continued to weather storms to remain one of the global frontrunners in the flower business. This has further been bolstered by emerging markets that ...
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