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How meagre pocket money birthed Sh6,000 profit a week mushroom venture for college students

Chapvin Mushrooms house at Igegania, Thika. the company currently produces 80-100 punnets a week. Photo courtesy. Charles Gathari, former students of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) with Kelvin Mwangi and Peter Ngugi who are in their final year in the same institution slowly managed to save Sh54,000 from their pocket money to start mushroom …

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strawberry farming on multi storey garden

Farmer harvesting strawberries all year round from multi-storey gardening

Daniel Gitau, a strawberry farmer from Gatundu Sounth Sub-County, Kiambu County is continuously harvesting strawberry fruits all year round from his multi-storey gardens within his quarter acre piece of plot thanks to the new technology which requires limited water  to irrigate the crops as oposed to open field. According to Gitau, multi-storey gardens conserve irrigation …

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