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December 2014

Companies step up war on horticultural pests with new innovation

A growing Kenyan middle class keen on their health and with an affinity for spending is driving the cultivation of horticultural produce especially by small holder farmers. Data from Bridgenet Africa, a not for profit Agricultural Organization working with smallholder farmers in Africa shows that 2013, demand for horticultural commodities from fruits, vegetables and pulses had …

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Market for organic produce

A meteoric rise in demand for fresh produce grown organically by a health conscious middle class in Kenya is opening a window of opportunity for farmers. The middle class is willing to part with anything so as to get the organic fresh produce. Whether tomatoes, kales, fish or any crop the appetite for the organic …

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