Livestock association gives sector face liftLivestock association gives sector face lift
27 Jul 2015 10:28 - By Farmbiz Africa

Over 700,000 livestock farmers across the country now counts on improved breeds, easier ac [ ... ]

Urban farmer dumps investing in real estate for pig rearingUrban farmer dumps investing in real estate for pi...
09 Jul 2015 10:19 - farmbizafrica

On a small plot, approximately 25 by 60 feet, in the sprawling Kayole estate is the story  [ ... ]

Farmers' group shakes market with rabbit pillowsFarmers' group shakes market with rabbit pillows
05 Jul 2015 06:26 - farmbizafrica

A farmer group in Vihiga is earning up to Sh500,000 monthly from sale of rabbit pillows an [ ... ]

Bomet farmer champions low cost zero grazing modelBomet farmer champions low cost zero grazing model
04 Jul 2015 06:26 - farmbizafrica

A smallholder dairy farmer in Bomet is inspiring fellow farmers to embrace low cost zero g [ ... ]

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Farmers' group shakes market with rabbit pillows
farmbizafrica - Sunday, 05 July 2015
rabbit pillowA farmer group in Vihiga is earning up to Sh500,000 monthly from sale of rabbit pillows and wallets, hedging themselves from a glut in supply of rabbit meat and crop failure as a result of failed rains. The group, Vihiga Rabbit Breeders, involves farmers brought together by common woes in crop production. Initially, the farmers grew common crops like maize, beans and other cereals. But farms in the area started yielding less with each subsequent harvest. Over application of chemicals took its toll on the soils making them acidic. But even with the little yield the farmer...Read more...

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Livestock

The next generation of billionaires from Africa will be...

Akinwumi Adesina, a Nigerian Minister believes that farming will soon be producing more millionaires and billionaires than any other sector in Africa. 
Adesina was named Forbes African of the Year in December 2013 for his reforms to his country's farming sector, according to a BBC  [ ... ]

Management

Sorghum value addition opens new frontiers for Kenyan f...

 The Kenya Agricultural Livestock and Research Organization, KALRO, is championing the value addition of sorghum, especially making of sorghum sausages as farmers record success in growth and market for the crop. Sorghum has been one of the most successful crops in adoption across th [ ... ]

Crops

Amisha saw the limitless potential in the superfruit th...

Amisha Patel is a third generation Kenyan, and like many Kenyan-Asians, her great grandfather came to Kenya during construction of Kenya Uganda Railway. She was born in Mombasa and did her schooling in Nairobi, Eldoret and Nakuru. She later joined Egerton University, Njoro, where I obtaine [ ... ]

Markets

Even without information from the internet, two farmers...

After close to 10 subsequent years without decent maize and bean harvests, farmers in Nyamira County are gradually diversifying into different crops, some of which are now being grown in the area for the first time.
But two neighbours from Riomoro village, Priscillah Ongiri and Nichol [ ... ]