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Ruiru dairy farmers journey from milk hawking to milking 400 liters daily

Behind the dry quiet serene environment in Ruiru is the story of perseverance and roaring success of a young couple that was united by their love for cows, their resilience at the loss of dozens of their herd to Foot and Mouth Disease, and their triumph to create a dairy business empire. Moses Njoroge, now …

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Dryland farmers increase milk, lower cost through camel & goat dairy farming

Farmers in north sub-Saharan Africa’s drylands are able to raise milk production with lower inputs by shifting from cattle to camel and goat farming. The report outlined that increasing goat and camel populations by 14 per cent (7.7 million) and 10 per cent (1.2 million), respectively while reducing the dairy cattle population by 24 per …

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Innovation sees Zambian farm become Africa’s leader in aquaculture

By George Munene “When we first started the company in 2015, our minds were fixed on fish production, however, getting adequate fingerlings became an issue, meaning we had to figure out how to spawn our own. Getting quality feeds was the next major hurdle we faced, this necessitated another pivot to include feed production. Lastly, …

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