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5 years ago

Goat Farming And Common Goat Breeds in Kenya

Goat farming is very common in Kenya especially in the rural areas. People keep goats for wool, milk and meat. Goats are very hardy and some breeds can withstand adverse weather conditions. The choice that people make for their goat breeds depends on their location and the weather conditions. For example people in north eastern keep a different goat breed than people from the highlands. The three main breeds in Kenya include Saanen, Alpines and Toggenburg.

This is a white goat.it is fairly small and it has black spots on the udders, nose and the skin is black and spotted. This goat   Continue reading ...


5 years ago

How To Start a Profitable Poultry Farming in Kenya.

Poultry farming in Kenya is becoming one of the most profitable businesses in Kenya due to demand of chicken by big hotels and restaurants. This makes the poultry farming an important sector in agriculture industry in Kenya because it creates employment to those Kenyans who are in search of job opportunity, it forms a business platform for entrepreneurs, it brings income to the person involved in this kind of farming and finally this is a type of business that dry up in case it is well managed. He above profits can only be realized by the person who engages in poultry farming in Kenya.

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5 years ago

Dairy products and impact of Dairy Marketing in Kenya

The marketing of Dairy products is regulated by Dairy industry act under the law of Kenya; Kenya dairy board is responsible of organizing, regulating and developing production efficiency. The Board has powers of in the regulation of Dairy Marketing system. The Board neglected its duty and left it in the hands of Kenya cooperative creameries limited. Implementation of marketing liberalization has been of much benefit and it has facilitated automatic adjustments of price in order to respond to competition in the market, the market changes are brought about by supply and demand. Marketing libe  Continue reading ...


5 years ago

Where to buy Greenhouses and how to manage them in Kenya

The best greenhouse supplier in Kenya is Amiran, it is located in Old airport north road, Box 30327-00100 Nairobi – Kenya, Mobile: 0719 095 000/+254 20 824837. Email: pr@amirankenya.com. The company has constructed over 90 percent of greenhouses used in the flower farmers and horticulture projects. The company manufactures tailor made greenhouses which are appropriate for the project. The green houses manufactured include coral 11200 and Emerald. The green houses made are perfectly designed for extreme tropical climate, they are co  Continue reading ...


5 years ago

Coffee Board of Kenya.

Coffee is one of the cash crops in the republic of Kenya that earns the country a lot of revenue in terms of exchange. Coffee farming is practiced in highlands parts of Kenya because it requires a lot of rainfall. Coffee farming in Kenya is under the management board known as coffee board of Kenya.

Coffee board of Kenya is located in Nairobi city along Exchange Lane Off Haile Selassie Avenue in a building known as Coffee Plaza Building (10th floor of this building).

Coffee board of Kenya is one of the governmental parastatals in Kenya established under the act of parliament   Continue reading ...


5 years ago

How To Improve Dairy Farming in Kenya.

Dairy farming is one of the most profitable types of farming in Kenya. This has been attributed by high consumption of dairy products such as milk, meat and others. Almost all Kenyans rear animals at home so as to get milk which is majorly used to make tea.

Although dairy farming is practiced in many parts of Kenya, large scale dairy farming is practiced in highland parts of Kenya because this is the place that favors new species of cows. Since, dairy farming is the most profitable farming in Kenya, there is need to improve its productivity in Kenya to ensure production of high prod  Continue reading ...


5 years ago

Pig Markets in Kenya.

Pig farming in Kenya is one of the growing businesses in Kenya and those Kenya who do this type of farming in large scale benefit so much in the market. Majority of Kenya do pig farming on small scale basis, that, they keep few pigs in their farms. Although the general livestock markets are spread throughout in Kenya, there are few specific market places for pigs.

Although people may wonder if there are specific market for pig in Kenya. The truth of the matter is that pig farming in Kenya also market and these markets include:

Farmer’s Choice Limited in Kenya<  Continue reading ...


5 years ago

How To Practice Strawberry Farming in Kenya

In Kenya, strawberries are not a common fruit that you will find on the streets. Most people buy them for home consumption and baking.  Companies like Brookside, trufood, zesta, KCC use strawberries to use them when making juices, sauces, jams, yoghurts and other supplies for supermarkets. The most common type of strawberry is that of the Fragaria genus. The Strawberry varieties suitable for growing in Kenya include Chandler, Domanil, pajaro Douglas, Tioga selva, Rabunda, Tri-Star and Tribute. The crop thrives in hot climate and it does badly in frost or extrem  Continue reading ...


5 years ago

Pyrethrum Farming In Kenya

Pyrethrum was introduced in Kenya by European farmers who settled in the highland regions of the country. It is grown for its white flowers which are precious and are harvested for processing. The flowers contain a substance that is called pyrethrine which is used to manufacture insecticides. It is also a major component in the manufacture of disinfectants that are used to remove unseen germs and prevent infections. Marketing of pyrethrum is done through pyrethrum board of Kenya and it is sold to them through cooperatives among the farmers groups.

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5 years ago

Pests And Diseases Affecting Cabbage Farmers In Kenya

Cabbages are a source of income for many farmers in the country and care should be taken to ensure that they are well cultivated and farmers find humble time to take good care of them by simply attending to them and ensuring that they are prevented from major disease infections. The growth of cabbage is however inhibited by the attack of the following major pest and diseases.

Aphids

Masses of aphid attack the crop leaves especially during the periods that are dry and the weather does not let much rainfall. They are rare in situations that provoke wet conditions. During the  Continue reading ...