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PLANTING AND GROWING PEACHES AND NECTARINE FRUITS PLANTING AND GROWING PEACHES AND NECTARINE FRUITS

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Peaches and nectarines are easy to grow. The life of the orchard is expected to be at least 20 years Peaches and nectarines are semi-hardy deciduous woody perennial trees. Nectarines like slightly warmer conditions than the peaches. Peaches and nectarines are less hardy than apples; their range is farther south and at lower elevations than […]

WHAT ARE THE SOURCES OF AGRICULTURAL INFORMATION FOR FARMERS? WHAT ARE THE SOURCES OF AGRICULTURAL INFORMATION FOR FARMERS?

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Farming, like any other business requires research, business planning and market analysis before launching it. The challenges with youthful farming majorly stem from access to low quality information in this first stage of the business. Youth in Kenya have been brought up in an age where there is accessible cheap internet. As a result, the […]

BUDGETING FOR A YOUTHFUL FARMER BUDGETING FOR A YOUTHFUL FARMER

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BUDGETING FOR A YOUTHFUL FARMER The first tool for every business farming not withstanding; is having a well-articulated business plan; a specific component therein being a budget. Thank fully Microsoft Excel has good templates already developed which only need a few tweaks for the average user to get on the road. In Kenya, 46% of small […]

THE END OF AN AMBITIOUS AGRIBUSINESS VENTURE THE END OF AN AMBITIOUS AGRIBUSINESS VENTURE

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In a hot Saturday afternoon, I stroll pointlessly on the open fields of my rented out farm overlooking the Athi-river. A cocktail of thoughts passing through my mind; what could I have done differently? Was I too trusting? Did I neglect my oversight role? Is this the end? Not even the soothing sounds from the […]

THE CHALLENGES OF BEING A “TELEPHONE FARMER”. THE CHALLENGES OF BEING A TELEPHONE FARMER.

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In the development sector (read NGO) and also in government circles, there is increased calls for youth to engage in agriculture to address the unemployment crisis the country is facing. In fact, donor organizations are continually seeking to position youth engagement in agriculture as the new frontier to lift the masses out of poverty. Whereas […]

SMART FARMING-THE FUTURE OF AGRICULTURE SMART FARMING-THE FUTURE OF AGRICULTURE

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Smart agriculture is the concept of doing farming a modern way, there are a lot of methods which are adopted in farming so that the yield grows and increases the production. Modern farming is improving and evolving for the purpose of commercialization of crops Smart Agriculture aims to enhance the capacity of the agricultural systems […]

SURPRISING HEALTH BENEFITS OF SUNFLOWER SEEDS SUNFLOWER FARMING

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There are two main types of sunflower crops. One type is grown for the seeds you eat, while the other(which is the majority farmed ) is grown for the oil . The sunflower seeds you eat are encased in inedible black-and-white striped shells, also called hulls. Those used for extracting sunflower oil have solid black […]

MURANG’A AVOCADO FARMERS EARN SHILLINGS 7 BILLION FROM SALES MURANG’A AVOCADO FARMERS EARN SHILLINGS 7 BILLION FROM SALES

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Avocado farmers in Murang’a County pocketed sh 7 billion from the sales of the fruit last year. Governor Mwangi  Wa Iria has revealed. The governor said the returns were out of the fruits exported to foreign markets, mainly Europe. Wa Iria said then concerted efforts by the county to engage farmers into contract production have […]

POMEGRANATE FRUIT /JUICE AS MEDICINE BENEFITS OF POMEGRANATE FRUIT/JUICE

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Pomegranate juice is rich in antioxidant polyphenols, which can reverse atherosclerosis as well as vascular inflammation, and thereby lower blood pressure. But it has other anti-inflammatory effects, and most of the effects can occur quickly, after drinking as little as 5 ounces a day for only two weeks. That’s pretty fast!  Lowers stress levels Apart […]

GRAPES FARMING: ALL A SUCCESSFUL GRAPE FARMER OUGHT TO KNOW GRAPES FARMING

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How much water do grapes need? Do grapes like alkaline or acidic soils? How do I grow bigger grapes? These are some of the obvious questions whenever a farmer decides to grow grapes. Let’s try to look at the answers to these questions. SOIL Grapes can be cultivated in variety of soils including sandy loams, […]

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