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Centum diversifies into agribusiness with 120 acre Nyandarua farm

Investment company Centum has bought 120 acres of land in Ol Kalau, Nyandarua County, to start production of exotic herbs and vegetables for export in its first agribusiness venture. The Nairobi Securities… Read more »

Apple growing in Kenya picks up with improved varieties

Commercial growing of apple, a major crop in temperate countries, is slowly taking shape in Kenya as improved varieties are unveiled. Being predominantly a temperate fruit requiring very low temperatures,… Read more »

Broccoli, a little grown crop in Kenya with huge rewards

Broccoli is a floral vegetable, which belongs to the brassica family that include vegetables such as cabbage, cauliflower, Brussel sprouts, collard greens and Chinese cabbage. Their only difference with cabbages… Read more »

Tea farmers in Kenya to earn more in 2015-16 bonus payments

Over 250,000 small-scale tea farmers in Mt Kenya region will in the next few days receive their bonuses. The bulk of the money will be paid out to small-scale tea… Read more »

Tatro Women Group: How we clinched deal to supply veges to supermarket

The group brings together over 2,400 farmers who farm in groups scattered across the county. Their 10-acre farm in Mutumbu village in Siaya County is full of green plants that… Read more »

Eggplant: The small vegetable that spins big cash

He smiles as he plucks small purple fruits from one plant to another on his half-acre farm in Eldoret, Uasin Gishu County. It is harvest season, and just like any… Read more »

Boon as Asian kale market grows

In a good season Kinyua makes Sh300,000 — he sells 80 cartons of ravaya each at Sh150, 70 cartons of Karela each at Sh300, 50 cartons of Dudhi at Sh300… Read more »

It was a mid-life challenge, but dairy goats now hold future promise [VIDEO]

The undulating land populated by green wheat and maize crops swaying gently in the wind on the Eldoret – Kitale road, offers a breathtaking view. It is a sight most… Read more »

It’s sweet money for Vihiga animal breeder

Kennedy Kamusoi is busy making money from his mixed farm at Ebuhando in Emuhaya sub-county in Vihiga County. Kamuso, 40, started farming after quitting employment job, where he says he… Read more »

Where Kenya SMEs get credit fast without collateral

One of the biggest hurdles that confront start-ups is lack of capital and operation funds. Most of them run into a financial storm when their clients do not pay up… Read more »

My 70 acres one-stop shop for crops and animals

About 5km from Kehancha Town in Migori County sits Caroline Kerario’s expansive land. The more than 70 acres is a beehive of activity with various agricultural ventures that are accommodated… Read more »

My American dream grows in Kenya

The 100-acre Maiyana Farm is the property of Francis Kimaru, who works and lives in the US. The rolling plains and lush tropical shrubs that are a common feature after… Read more »

Kinangop farmer exploits tree tomato shortage to make decent returns

In a small quiet village in Njabi-ini, South Kinangop, David Ndirangu Gathura is busy harvesting tree tomato fruits. Ndirangu is making a good living selling tree tomatoes and exploiting a… Read more »

Kenyan youth change the game in urban farming

Three innovative young Kenyans, Hansel Wangara, Elizabeth Onyango and Brenda Awuor, have come up with ingenious vertical gardening setups that are bound to inspire more interest in urban farming. Through… Read more »

We get food for all our 2,000 students from six acres

Well-kept lawns stretch from the gate into the compound of Meru Technical Training Institute (MTTI), giving the institution a serene environment. The government college located a few kilometres from Meru… Read more »