Family finds fortunes farming togetherFamily finds fortunes farming together
02 Jul 2015 10:41 - farmbizafrica

Behind the half an acre farm that sits next to Thika River, housing two fish ponds, a poul [ ... ]

Experts pitch for once in a day milking to boost productionExperts pitch for once in a day milking to boost p...
01 Jul 2015 10:13 - farmbizafrica

Livestock experts are encouraging farmers to embrace once a day milking to increase the qu [ ... ]

A farmer in Molo is growing potato seeds and intercropping with garden peas, in a classic crop rotation model that not only improves soil fertility but...

Kenya Tea Development Agency (KTDA) has partnered with Safaricom to roll out a cashless payment solution across the country, a move that will boost efficiency in factory...

At 24 years, Harun Munuve has constructed over 40 greenhouses for his clients and built a horticultural produce powerhouse with his tomatoes alone...

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Maize farming Simplified
Julius Omondi for Farmbizafrica - Thursday, 02 July 2015
maize kenya plantationMaize is a staple food for most families in Kenya and close to 70 percent of the population entirely depends on the crop as their main source of food. As the first season steadily approaches its prudent for smallholder farmers aiming to plant the crop to follow the best practices that will ensure high returns. Farmbizafrica.com spoke to Harry Muiruri of Western Seed Company which mainly specializes in the development of grain crops in the country. According to harry, depending on the maize seed variety, the crop can grow in almost all areas but does best on soils that ar...Read more...

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Livestock

Scientists breed goat that survives climate change

Scientists at the International Livestock Research Institute, ILRI, have come up with a superior goat breed that produces 1.5 litres of milk daily and easily adapts to climate change, at a time when the livestock sector is emerging as among the hardest hit by vagaries of weather. Dwindli [ ... ]

Management

Family finds fortunes farming together

Behind the half an acre farm that sits next to Thika River, housing two fish ponds, a poultry pen and a dairy unit is the success of family farming as one family perfects the specialization role in agribusiness. Since buying the half acre piece of land after he retired as a technician fro [ ... ]

Crops

Citrus farmers eye juicy future with pest control proje...

Citrus farmers in Kenya and Tanzania are set to benefit from a project that seeks to embrace alternative pest control methods and identifying suitable areas for its plantation, a move key in spurring citrus farming at a time when demand has failed to match supply leading to imports. The 1 [ ... ]

Markets

Young agrippreneur spurs dairy farming with online plat...

A young agripreneur has launched an online market place that is assisting players in the dairy sector buy and sell goods and services online, a venture that has not only pointed farmers to cheaper alternatives, but credited with the rising uptake of dairy farming. Victor Otieno aged 27 a [ ... ]