TopFarmer are Proud to be the 2016 Media Partners of 3rd Agritec Africa exhibition in Nairobi! The exhibition will be held in Nairobi at the Kenyatta International convention Center on the 15th, 16th and 17th of June and is organized...
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 kg earning you almost Sh 400,000. What matters is how you handle the watermelons when harvesting...
Before the onset of the oncoming rains, many farmers, especially those keeping livestock, had a hard time getting fodder to feed their animals, having exhausted all their pastures and stored fodder. This lack of feed led to a decrease...
By NDERITU KAMUNYA   Many Kenyans in urban areas appreciate meals with cucumber.  This is a vegetable crop that belongs to the cucumbitaceae family and is a popular vegetable crop cultivated all around the world. Cucumber plant has a climbing or...
Farmers are fast adopting broccoli farming in Kenya as more people become conscious of their diets and embrace healthy eating habits. In the retail market, an average-sized head of broccoli retails at about Sh50. This means that farmers get...
Brookside Dairy has established milk collection points in Nyanza, targeting farmers from high altitude areas. The processor announced it had set up collection points in Migori, Nyamira and Kisii counties to meet increased demand for milk. Brookside last year expanded...

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 the chairman of Ngitha Farmers Self Help group would be a poor man. From his two-acre...

Grape Farming

BY DAVID MUCHUI Rows and rows of over 5,000 grape plants line up an expansive piece of land at Liliaba in Igembe Central with vines well supported by wires tied across the pilot farm established over 20 years ago. To most...

Watermelon fortune

Watermelon farming making a fortune for Marigat farmer By Kipkorir Kennedy The weather in Marigat, Baringo County, is determinedly hot and dry. Thus, most farm crops are as a result sustained by irrigation.  The most favourite, over the years is the...
Lord Delamere: The pioneer dairy farmer When Lord Delamere first set foot in Kenya in 1887 the Uganda Railways was just starting to be laid down and when he came back to acquire land for farming Nairobi –or what colonialists...

Lethal Maize

In Kenya, MLND was first reported in September 2011, at lower elevations (1900 masl) in the Longisa Division of Bomet County, Southern Rift Valley of Kenya. Later the disease was noted in Bomet Central Division, spreading into the neighbouring...
Busia Group Adopts Pawpaw Farming By Bantaleo Muhindi and Noel Ochieng When residents of nine Esikulu Sub location villages, Matayos Sub County, Busia County, chose representatives in the management committee of their dispensary, focus was on financial, human,...
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 country. Its farm gate price stands at Sh 70 per kilogram during the peak while those...
Disease free Cassava returns to Siaya County Cassava, once a popular staple food in Siaya County in the 1990’s before being wiped out by mosaic disease may soon reappear on the menu scene courtesy of an initiative mounted by the...
New Dairy Breeding Technic in Mukurwe-ini By Samuel Waititu Dairy farmers in Mukurwe-ini sub-county of Nyeri have a reason to smile as they are set to reap big following the introduction of a new technology of breed improvement with higher yields...
How Del Monte got its pineapple monopoly Ever wondered by Del Monte grows pineapple in Thika and why it doesn’t take any grown by smallholders? The story goes many years when some pioneer farmer first grew some pineapples in Karimoni, Thika...