6 years ago

Why Western Kenya Farmers Have Abandon SugarCane Farming

People from the Western Kenya are popularly recognized for their commitment to farming. They are excellent poultry (especially chicken, locally referred to as ingokho), maize and cane farmers. Whereas ingokho and maize combine to provide a rich, healthy diet, cane farming only serves to impoverish these hardworking men and women.

To begin with, a farmer who toils for over 12 months in his 1 acre piece of land only stands a chance of producing about 35 tons of raw cane. A ton of cane attracts a price of between kshs. 2000 and Kshs. 5000. Even if we take the highest possible price per  Continue reading ...

6 years ago

Agricultural Organisations In Kenya

An agricultural organisation is any body which promotes agricultural activities. These include:

  • Co-operative societies – which include the farmers’ co-operative which perform the following functions:

  • Marketing farmers produce

  • Negotiating for fair prices for farmers produce and also for input

  • Paying dividends to the members

  • Educating members on matters relevant to their co-operative through field days, seminars, workshop and demonstrations.

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6 years ago

Challenges Facing Kenyan Farmers

Kenya is a country whose major economic pillar is agriculture and it is practiced on both large and small scale. Small scale famers experience more challenges since they depend on the prevailing weather patterns in this case mostly rainfall which is normally unevenly distributed. The challenges facing the farmers include;

Meteorological reports; most meteorological reports produced by the Kenyan meteorological department through the Kenyan media have been unreliable since it is not as accurate as expected hence giving farmers losses because of the unstable weather patterns experienc  Continue reading ...

6 years ago

Irrigation Farming In Kenya

Irrigation in Kenya has a long history that dates approximately 400 years ago. The traditional irrigation was for subsistence crop growing to supplement the seasonal rains. Among the regions in the country with records of traditional irrigation include lower parts of Tana River and in Keiyo, Marakwet,West Pokot, and Baringo districts.  In 18th century, there were rice irrigation activities in Kipini, Malindi, and Vanga where rice schemes were constructed by slaves. The Indian Coolies (railway builders) are also believed to have started irrigation schemes in Kibwezi and Makindu. In 1946  Continue reading ...

6 years ago

Pharmaceutical Industries In Kenya

In Kenya, the health sector is one of the sectors in the economy of Kenya where a lot of emphasis have been put to ensure the good health of the society. Health institutions have been established in the country to ensure that the best services are provided to the people who are sick and need medical attention. This sector has developed and even licensed-private medical institutions have been established to accommodate the high number of patients in government hospitals. This private medical institutions have ensured that they provide the best services for the people in the society.

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6 years ago

Best Chicken Breeds for Egg Production In Kenya

Chicken rearing is one of the booming homebased businesses from which one can earn handsomely.With the help of the digital incubators one is in a position to earn over ksh.80,000 weekly from selling over 800 days old pullets say if each is to be sold at ksh.100.For one to make such a successful business,one definitely needs a constant supply of eggs.

The most productive egg layers are hybrid such as;

6 years ago

Dairy Farming In Kenya

Dairy Farming in Kenya type of livestock farming whereby cattle are kept for milk production with sole purpose of selling the milk to the consumer. There are two types of dairy farming in Kenya, namely:  Commercial dairy farming.    Domestic dairy farming.

Commercial dairy farming in Kenya is practiced in both small and large scale farms. There are two types of commercial dairying in Kenya, namely:

Highland commercial dairy farming

Highland commercial dairy farming is practiced in the Kenya highlands.The major highland dairying areas .

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6 years ago

Challenges Of Bee Farming In Kenya

Beekeeping in Kenya used to be a rural enterprise which contributed significantly to improved livelihoods of most rural communities in Kenya. Now it is a commercial industry that has really grown since many industries are using bee products. A National Beekeeping Policy in Kenya has been put in place and a monitoring plan highlighting best practices in the honey industry, with quality and standards as the core objects. The quality assurance laboratory at the National Beekeeping Station in Kenya is now fully equipped to offer analytical services in honey residues to all the players in the ho  Continue reading ...

6 years ago

Factors Promoting Sugarcane Farming In Western Kenya

Western county is the largest producer of sugarcane in the country and many farmers are investing in the cash crop and eventually making alot of profit from it.The various sugarcane companies found at the place have encouraged  the development of infrastructure in the regions making it good for farmers to invest in the crop.Among many other reasons,the following are some of the factors promoting the farming of sugarcane in western kenya

Plenty Supply of Rainfall

Sugarcane needs plenty supply of rainfall and the western part of the country has good rainfall patterns an  Continue reading ...

6 years ago

Irrigation Methods Used Farmers In Kenya

Irrigation in Kenya is being used as one of the ways that can be used to enhance farming and boost agricultural productivity in the country. Several methods are used by Kenyan farmers to practice irrigation and the following are some of the major ways used to carry out irrigation.

Surface irrigation method

It includes water being pumped from a certain source of river into the area to be irrigated. The three common surface methods used in Kenya are flood irrigation where water will enter the land uncontrollably and does not need any minimum amount of land to be invented. Th  Continue reading ...