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 [ ... ]

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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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

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 [ ... ]

Markets

Purple tea earns Meru farm 10x more in exports

A farm in Meru is earning ten times more in purple tea compared to black and green tea, as the demand especially in the export market now hits Sh2,730 a kilo compared to Sh275 for the other teas. This, even as local farmers remain adamant at growing green and black teas which have faced tu [ ... ]