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Inside Kenya’s booming floral industry

Got roses this Valentine’s Day? They probably came from Kenya If you were the lucky recipient of a bunch of fragrant roses this Valentine’s Day, it’s likely that they came… Read more »

Farmer leads milk evolution in sleepy kiambu village making Sh1.2 million a month

The cows produce between 1,100 and 1,500 litres of milk a day. She sells a litre of milk at Sh35, earning an average of Sh1.2 million a month which comes… Read more »

Kenya : Why you could soon leave your land for town estates

Draft policy by Agriculture ministry proposes movement of millions of people in rural areas to settlement centres to consolidate arable land and boost food production T he face of farming… Read more »

Millionaire rises from Kirinyaga Mwea’s rice fields

He was once employed as a tailor barely earning Sh5 to repair clothes. Now, Charles Njiru Mkombozi, 51, controls a multi-million shilling business empire in Kirinyaga county When he was… Read more »

[VIDEO] How UK-trained doctor dumped his job abroad to follow his passion in dairy Farming in Kenya

I make Sh250,000 from milk sales in a good month A fter stay for 12 years in the United Kingdom, he decided that East or West, home’s best. And for… Read more »

All about growing potatoes and curbing their diseases

Increased usage of potatoes, particularly in making French fries and crisps, has made the crop one of the most important in the country. Potatoes are mainly grown in counties in… Read more »

Forget quails, there’s a new bird in town, making Sh120,000 a month

Now she has 360 snow goose, which produce more than 3,000 eggs in a month. She sells one bird at Sh4,000. She sells one egg at Sh150 making an average… Read more »

A farmer in Igembe South, Meru County finds lucrative Purple tea market in the East

The vast tea plantation is a blend of purple and green vegetation as it stretches kilometres away. While the normal green tea occupies the larger part of the 475-acre farm… Read more »

Arid farm where animals, crops thrive

The Nakuru-Naivasha Highway is now a sea of dust after the skies refused to open in the ongoing dry spell. Frail herdsmen who must have walked for kilometres with their… Read more »

One big happy family at home and on the farm in Thika

The force of River Thika has diminished, its waters flowing lazily as they leave behind twigs and all manner of dirt they usually drag along on their way to the… Read more »

[VIDEO] New technologoy of Artificial insemination of chicken in Uasin Gishu

You may have heard of artificial insemination of livestok, but have you heard that chicken are also now being artificially inseminated? well, a chicken breeding firm in Uasin Gishu is… Read more »

Rearing crocodiles in Kenya for their highly-valued skin and meat

Daniel Haller leans on a concrete wall of what looks like a fish pond gazing keenly at the animals inside. His relaxed demeanour is assuring to visitors as Haller farms… Read more »

What farmers are doing to reap big rewards during Christmas

At a spot in Wakulima market in Nakuru, a man labours with a 150kg sack of potatoes on his shoulder that he delivers to a trader. He dusts himself off… Read more »

Caroline Achieng makes Sh90,000 per month from selling sweet potato vines

Woman grows wealth from sweet potatoes in Homa bay: Farming is her part time job, but Caroline Achieng makes Sh90,000 per month from selling sweet potato vines Many people plant… Read more »

15 cows, 400 chickens on tiny plot in the city estate at Kahawa West-Kiambu Road

Heavy steel gates of various colours line up both sides of Kahawa West-Kiambu Road on the outskirts of Nairobi. Driving along the road, one is carried away by the serene… Read more »