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I abandoned American dream to rear pigs in Bahati, Nakuru County

After 45 minutes of a torturous drive on pothole-riddled Nakuru-Nyahururu road, we finally arrive at Ezra Waweru’s farm at Ahero village, Bahati, Nakuru. We are ushered into his compound by… Read more »

Farmer who made minister take a chopper to Kuresoi

At the entrance of Jokiro farm in Kuresoi, is a medium-sized structure that looks like an abandoned house. Some sections of the wall are covered with dry grass while others… Read more »

From farmhand, he has risen to top dairy farmer

Michael Njuguna moves around the quarter-acre dairy farm quietly checking everything, from the footbath, to the milk produced and the cows’ mood. He also checks the animals’ teeth and the… Read more »

Making Sh650, 000 a month from three cows, 3,000 chickens and 30 rabbits on a quarter acre

The quarter-acre compound in Nakuru looks congested from outside because of the numerous structures it hosts. There is a three bedroom bungalow, a chicken coop, a zero-grazing unit, a hay… Read more »

Kilimo Biashara :Daily goat farming as a successful agri-business in Kenya [VIDEO]

Dairy goat-rearing proves a major success for farmer Most small-scale farmers rear goats either for sentimental reasons or to provide meat for their families. They rarely consider the practice a… Read more »

Urban spinach farmer makes Sh100,000 in profit per month in Thika

Many residents living in towns and cities are turning to urban farming to fight poverty, enhance food security and improve environmental sustainability. Like many trying out the activity, Major Rt…. Read more »

The many things we do with our half-acre piece

Every day by about 7am, Isaiah Omondi, 30, and Clement Kodhek, 40, ensure they have finished watering their crops at their farm in Usenge, Siaya. “We do it early to… Read more »

I reap six times more from my coffee

Grace Mwangi lifts a bucket containing red ripe coffee berries and pours them into a compartment of a pulping machine. The coffee farmer then fetches water from a tap and… Read more »

Idea turns Muthithi village in Muranga into cassava hub

Most farmers in the larger Murang’a County teem with bananas, potatoes and tomatoes. These crops are grown widely because there is ready market in Nairobi, Nyeri and Kiambu. But in… Read more »

Nyeri girl who knows her tilapia

Prepare yourself for this oxymoron: Wanja is an expert in fish. She is the head of Ichthyology Department at the National Museums of Kenya. From as far back as 1998,… Read more »

I farm only after finding the market for my 1,000-acre produce

The tall acacia trees lining the murram road off the Nairobi–Nakuru highway, just after Naivasha Town, form a thick canopy that sends a cool sensation to the body, refreshing beyond… Read more »

Nakuru Farm: Where cows listen to music and watch TV to produce more milk

Beautiful bungalows and maisonettes line up Section 58, an upper income estate in Nakuru. Most of the homes have neat lawns and flower beds, making the environment classy, the reason… Read more »

Dumpsite farming turns former street boy to a millionaire

I make hay from dumpsite Dressed in blue overcoat on a bright morning, George Kanyi moves from one hay stack to another counting the bales keenly. And as he does… Read more »

How I set up my yoghurt business with Sh100,000 in Nakuru

Dressed in a white overcoat and gumboots, it is easy to mistake the young bespectacled man for a milk hawker as he criss-crosses Bahati in Nakuru County purchasing raw milk… Read more »

Idea that won me a million in competition

Nickson Muturi walks in his cassava farm in Nyeri as he occasionally prunes branches of the crops. He stops at one of the cassava plants, bends and looks at a… Read more »