Dairy farmers cut feed costs with new fodder technology

When Peter Mwangi ventured into dairy farming two years ago, his biggest headache was the high prices of animal feeds. He had bought three Friesian cows for Sh300,000 and the… Read more »

Best friends in school and also on the farm

After getting a job at a non-governmental organisation as a monitoring and evaluation specialist soon after graduating from university last year, Cosmas Kavinda looked forward to a fruitful career. However,… Read more »

The cement man with a big hand for strawberries

Once in a while, East African Portland Cement Company managing director Kephar Tande gathers a group of eager farmers at his strawberry farm in Lower Matasia, Kajiado to dispense lessons… Read more »

Young farmer makes a fortune selling seedlings in Kiserian, Kajiado County.

The difficulty of finding a job in Kenya has seen many young people pursue the opportunities in agribusiness rather than spend years looking for employment. One such person is Ms… Read more »

Meet Maasai grass, the wonder fodder

A tropical grass species known as Brachiaria that originated from Kenya, and was improved and embraced by dairy and beef farmers in Brazil, Colombia and Australia is now back into the country…. Read more »

I get 255 litres of milk from eight cows every day-Embu daily Farmer

When you visit his farm in Embu County, ensure that you switch off your mobile phone, and you should not laugh loudly because you may disturb the cows. These are… Read more »

Pigs bring home the bacon for families in Busia

After retiring, Michael Abuya and his wife Elizabeth moved to their rural home in Busia, from Nakuru and sought alternative sources of income. Farming presented them with the opportunity they… Read more »

I quit med school to grow fruits

Carrying an iPad in her left hand, which she intermittently browses, Patricia Chepkorir Lagat cuts the image of one of those young executives working for big companies in Eldoret. When… Read more »

Beautiful birds, big money

For us and our birds, we are one big family The inscription Tausi Farm on the gate in Karen Brooks, Nairobi stares back at any visitor or passer-by who cares… Read more »

Strawberry left me broke, but I picked up the pieces

Sometime last year in January, Mr William Njoroge Kibe and his brother Mr Robert Gitau Kibe had an eureka moment while watching TV. What excited them was a story of… Read more »

Former Kiharu MP now mango farmer

Oversupply of mangoes in the market has denied many farmers an opportunity to earn from their effort. As a result, some of the farmers in Murang’a have come up with… Read more »

How Laetitia Mukungu started her own farming business at the age of 14 in the remote village of Bukura in Kenya.

It is safe to say that the majority of teenagers don’t spend much time figuring out how to scale a business or mulling over ideas to uplift their communities. However,… Read more »

[VIDEO] At 24, accountant proves farming is not ‘crazy’

Caroline Mwangi never thought at her age she would eke out a living  from farming. At 24, she would still be doing well as an accountant. But the idea of… Read more »

Start your own duck dynasty with Sh3,000

Dawn finds Mr Edward Kamau on the busy Thika Highway transporting ducks to his customers. Business has been good since he started marketing his products on social media and e-commerce… Read more »

Nyeri Couple takes poultry farming to a new level with ornament birds

Rearing chicken is addictive. Once you keep some few birds, the urge continues. This is the bug that bit Stephen and Teresia Macharia from Chorong’i village in Nyeri Town Sub-County,… Read more »