Kieni farmer earns 5x more withAloe veraKieni farmer earns 5x more withAloe vera
15 Jul 2015 11:42 - By Farmbiz Africa

In the semi arid Kieni area of Nyeri County, one farmer has digressed from maize growing t [ ... ]

Purple tea earns Meru farm 10x more in exportsPurple tea earns Meru farm 10x more in exports
13 Jul 2015 10:22 - Farbizafrica

A farm in Meru is earning ten times more in purple tea compared to black and green tea, as [ ... ]

Alex Otieno, who had stayed for five years without a job now earns Sh480,000 every year after finding the magic in cassava root which he has been adding value to and...

A section of mango farmers in the country are using low cost plastic bottles as traps to fight the notorious fruit flies responsible for over...

Tephrosia Vogelii is a herb long used by pastoralists to fight ticks in their livestock that is now moving into the mainstream as interest rises in local and organic...

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Experts pitch for once in a day milking to boost production
farmbizafrica - Wednesday, 01 July 2015
milk cowLivestock experts are encouraging farmers to embrace once a day milking to increase the quality and quantity of milk and cut down on feed expenses. The practice which is widely practiced in countries like Australia and USA, is now being introduced to Kenya farmers as a viable alternative capable of increasing milk production by up to 3 litres a day. Dairy farmers predominantly milk twice or thrice a day, morning, noon and evening. But such practices experts say are expensive and do not necessarily guarantee that the farmer will get milk in high quantities. “The concept h...Read more...

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Livestock

A farmers' group give agricultural skills to pupils to ...

Mwangaza Farmers Group Organization (MFAGRO) a local organization in Vihiga County has introduced practical agriculture lessons in public primary schools in the region in a bid to impart farming skills to the young generation, making them to actively participate in food production. The p [ ... ]

Management

Farmers boost yields with new climate smart push pull

Kenyan farmers are among East African farmers who have adopted a new climate smart push pull technology by growing the Greenleaf desmodium alongside the drought tolerant Brachiaria cv Mulato grass near maize fields taming the voracious stem borer by 95 per cent while harvesting two and hal [ ... ]

Crops

Farmers hopeful as scientists close to finding maize l...

Scientists are on verge of finding a Maize lethal necrosis (MNL) resistant seed, a move that will see Kenya save 10 per cent of national maize production per year lost to the deadly virus that first surfaced in Kenya in 2011 according to the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center [ ... ]

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Kieni farmer earns 5x more withAloe vera

In the semi arid Kieni area of Nyeri County, one farmer has digressed from maize growing to cultivating and adding value to aloe vera plant, laughing his way to the bank as maize farmers struggle with meager yields. Due to the dry nature of the area, traditional food crops like maize and  [ ... ]