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Basics of Watermelon farming for Kenyans

BY NDERITU KAMUNYA. You can earn upto Sh300,000 in three months from one acre of watermelon. This is from a yield of 20tons @20 per...

Banana Harvest!

Sh100,000 a month is a good banana harvest for retired banker By Nderitu Kamunya If banana farming was not profitable, as many people think, Peter Ndegwa...

KTDA’s leaf production down 25% on prolonged drought

Factories managed by Kenya Tea Development Agency (KTDA) are now operating below average following a sharp drop in the amount of green leaf delivered...

Origins of Kenya’s Coffee industry

The coffee story in Kenya begins in 1895 at the French Mission in Bura, Taita Hills. Different people have been credited for it: Either Rev....

How to get free green manure as cheap fertilizer

You want cheap fertilizer. Here is where to get it for free!   Green manure is the best free fertilizer that you might need to raise...

KARLO testing fast maturing apple variety

Kenya is edging closer to growing apples in large scale. And that is after the importation of three low chilling high yielding cultivars from...

The Sweet Yellow Passion

By Irungu Mwangi The sweet yellow passion fruit could soon overtake the once black gold of coffee if more farmers embrace its production in the...

The hidden colonial gems of Tigoni, Limuru

There is farm in Tigoni with a rich history. Only that, Fiona Vernon doesn’t really know why her grandfather, Arnold Butler McDonell came to...

How to prepare Sunflower as a good source of animal feed

Sunflower provides high quality feed for livestock, it also produces healthy oil for people. Most dairy farmers may not know the value of sunflower...

Trees supplement income for rural farmers in Africa

Trees may be easy to spot on the plains of Africa but they are often overlooked as a source of income for farmers. A...

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