Sh40b govt incentives to meet 2030 housing target

The government will offer incentives worth Sh40 billion to the private sector to help it realise its target of building 4.3 million housing units by 2030. Speaking in Murang’a recently,… Read more »

Why Kenya is a hotspot in Facebook’s market plan

US media giant Facebook, in partnership with local Internet operator Surf Kenya, rolled out Express Wifi — a service meant to provide affordable Internet — in Nairobi, Kisumu and Mombasa…. Read more »

High flower prices sting lovebirds

High flower prices dampened Valentine’s Day for some lovers yesterday due to strong prices in the export market and low production caused by long cold period in the second half… Read more »

Diamond Merchants launches greenhouse farming in Kajiado

Diamond Property Merchants Limited, a real estate company recently crowned the Top 100 Midsized companies, has launched an agribusiness hub to help tackle the increasing shortage of horticultural products. Living… Read more »

A thriving dairy enterprise in the concrete jungle in Kasarani, Nairobi

Miare Dairy Farm is a thriving urban enterprise, which also supplies fresh vegetables to residents, a business his wife Fatma started sometime in 2006. Mwiki, Githurai 45 and Kasarani, as… Read more »

Solar irrigation cuts drought risk and emissions for WATERmelon growers

In the scorching sun, Alphonce Abok keeps an eye on his fields of watermelons growing near the banks of the Sondu River, one of the major channels feeding into Lake… Read more »

How Marikiti cartels ruined my dreams of being a renowned cabbage farmer

One day my cousin convinced me to invest my meager salary in a joint cabbage-growing project with him in Mandoya. Everything went on very smoothly and the cabbages grew fatter… Read more »

Alarm as River Athi water unfit for farming

It is the dream of every farmer in Ukambani to own or lease land near River Athi, which flows through the region, as this enables one to grow crops even… Read more »

I wanted to be a vet, but found hotter deal in growing onions

As a boy growing up in Naromoru, John Wachuma’s dream was to become a veterinarian after witnessing several dairy cows belonging to his neighbour succumb to diseases. He felt the… Read more »

Ex-prisoner picks up the pieces growing vegetables for export in Isiolo County

Mohamed Guyo was released from prison in February after 11 years behind bars. Mr Guyo, who had been found guilty of manslaughter, was a farmer prior to his arrest and… Read more »

School dropout tastes the sweet success of strawberry farming

On a farm located just 400 metres from Meru Teaching and Referral Hospital, John Mutwiri is busy at work, tending to strawberries that he says have proved to be a… Read more »

Kakamega farm where piglets bring the cash home

On the outskirts of the bustling Kakamega town, some 25km away, sits Samuel Sumba’s three-acre farm, just opposite Ingotse High School. Benard Nyaramba, the farm manager, ushers us into the… Read more »

Woman’s fish farming hobby turns into thriving Sh50m venture in Siaya

Recent news that Kenya is importing tilapia fish from China shocked many people more so in Western region where Lake Victoria known for producing the commodity lies. A chat with… Read more »

Get your hands dirty: Farming is cool and rewarding

AGE:  32 COMPANY: Ella Farm Fresh NO. OF EMPLOYEES: Six YEARS IN BUSINESS:  Four years EDUCATION: Degree in Commerce from Kenyatta University AVERAGE MONTHLY INCOME: Not less than Sh100,000 After graduation, Jecinta worked in the… Read more »

[VIDEO]  Former US resident successful Capsicum Farming in Dagoreti, Kiambu County

Are you looking for a type of farming that will return your investment in a shorter period of time? Well, how about you try capsicum farming. On our weekly agribusiness… Read more »