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RICE FARMING IN KENYA RICE FARMING

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Rice is one of the most important cereal crops in Kenya coming third after maize and wheat. It forms a very important diet for a majority of families in Kenya and is the source of livelihood in the Greater Mwea region. The demand for rice in Kenya has increased dramatically over the last few years […]

DUCK FARMING IN KENYA DUCK FARMING IN KENYA

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Ducks are typically hardier than other poultry such as chickens or turkeys, some breeds like Campbell can lay as many eggs as the best chicken layers. They grow quickly and will rid your garden or yard of slugs, snails or any other bug they can find. Duck manure will increase the fertility of your soil and […]

GROWING AND HARVESTING THE BEST SUKUMA WIKI KALE FARMING IN KENYA

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A Nandi County farmer, Zabdi Chumba is earning approximately Sh120, 000 in profits every three months after abandoning maize farming in 2015, a crop he had grown since he was in primary school. The farmer supplies vegetables such as cabbages and kales to schools, groceries and consumers within Nandi County and its environs. The amount […]

BASIC KNOWLEDGE ON GROWING FRENCH BEANS FRENCH BEANS FARMING

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French beans are immature green pods which are referred to as snap or green beans. The beans are a major export crop in Kenya whose local consumption is gradually increasing. The crop is grown by both large and smallholder farmers. The pods vary in colour, depending on cultivar. The growth habit is both dwarf and […]

KIWI PLANT GENDER IDENTIFICATION, TRANSPLANTING, PRUNING AND HARVESTING KIWI PLANT FARMING

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In many ways, growing kiwi fruit is much like growing grapes. They are vigorous growers and need to be properly pruned, trained, and trellised. But, when they’re treated right, you’ll have more fruit than you can handle. Kiwi Plant gender Identification To determine kiwi plant gender, one must only wait for the plant to bloom. […]

HOW DO I TRANSPLANT MY SEEDLINGS? TRANSPLANTING SEEDLINGS

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HOW DO I TRANSPLANT MY SEEDLINGS? Transplanting means growing seedlings in some specialized environment or container and then transfer it to its final place. It is different from direct seeding methods where seeds are directly sown in its final place. The initial few days are very crucial for any plant. In transplanting you can control […]

ESSENTIALS OF FARMING BUTTERNUT. SQUASH FARMING

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ESSENTIALS OF FARMING BUTTERNUT. Butternut or squash farming is gaining currency especially as demand for the product increases locally and internationally. As a plant that has its origins in Mexico, the butternut squash has become a culinary delight for many Kenyans who love its nutty taste. Butternut pumpkin is pear shaped golden yellow fruit that […]

TIPS FOR SUCCESSFUL HASS AVOCADO FARMING. TIPS FOR SUCCESSFUL HASS AVOCADO FARMING.

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TIPS FOR SUCCESSFUL HASS AVOCADO FARMING. Avocado farming is a long-term project, with initial high costs at planting, followed by a 2-5 year wait for the trees to come into production.  To reap healthy rewards, it is essential to do a full risk assessment before you start and maintain a healthy plantation that gives top […]

A GUIDE TO GROWING BOMA RHODES GRASS A GUIDE TO GROWING BOMA RHODES GRASS

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For many farmers, growing your own hay to feed your livestock is one satisfying step closer to a self-sufficient farm. If you’re lucky enough to have several large, open fields on your farm, growing your own hay can be a very viable project. But as with any crop, growing hay has its share of complexities […]

TAMARILLO (TREE TOMATO) CULTIVATION IN KENYA OXFARM GRAFTED TREE TOMATOES

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TAMARILLO (TREE TOMATO) CULTIVATION IN KENYA Tamarillo best known by the name tree tomatoes in Kenya  is a fast-growing tree that grows up to 2-5 meters. Peak production is reached after 3-6 years depending on the cultivar, and the life expectancy is about 7 years. The tree usually forms a single upright trunk with lateral […]

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