Agribusiness

Avocado farming has taken Kenya by storm, due to the low maintenance and the ready market, locally and abroad.

The geographical position of Kenya makes it easy to export to Europe, Asia, and China, as compared to other leading Avocado growing countries such as Mexico and other South American countries.

Ease of entry, maintenance, ability to be intercropped with other short term crops and the possibility of harvesting for several years makes it a good long term investment.

Guide to French Beans Farming in Kenya

Locally known as Mishiri, French beans have traditionally been grown in Kenya for Export. As time has gone by local consumption of french beans has been increasing. 

French beans can

Wheat Farming in Kenya

Wheat farming in Kenya has been done for decades. Production levels have been able to meet local demand, resulting in importing to meet the deficit.

Wheat is essential to human

Guide to Pumpkin Farming in Kenya

Pumpkin, considered a vegetable, is actually a fruit, with the nutrition of a vegetable. Farming pumpkins is common in many countries, with China being the number one producer, followed by India.

How to farm strawberries in Kenya in 2020

The strawberry was initially a plant that grew in mild temperatures but has adapted well in warmer regions.

It has become popular around the world and is grown in nearly every country

Sukuma Wiki Farming Guide for 2020

The English name for Sukuma Wiki is Collard Greens. It is a form of a cabbage where green leaves do not form a head. Closer to the wild cabbage, than he domesticated cabbage,  Collard Greens is

Watermelon Farming in Kenya Guide for 2020

With high yields, short maturity period and ready market, commercial watermelon farming is being embraced by Kenyan farmers as high return cash crop.

Watermelon is popular in Kenya

Vaccination schedule for Kienyeji chicken for 2020

Indigenous chicken, also known as Kienyeji are much sought after because of the quality of their meat and eggs. They are hardy but also need to be taken care of, in terms of vaccination, in order to

Passion Fruit Farming Guide for 2020. From Seedlings to Profits

Introduced to Kenya in the 1920s, the passion fruit is native to southern Brazil. It grows well in the tropics. In Kenya, passion fruit farming is done to supply the local market as well as for

Broiler Feeding Program, Lighting Program and Growth Chart

The broiler feeding process is aimed at making sure that the bird, being raised for meat, attains the desired weight at the time of slaughter. To attain this, the correct feeding schedule must be

How to Start Profitable Kienyeji Chicken Farming in Kenya. Download FREE Business Plan

Kienyeji chicken is a broad name used for indigenous chicken breeds in Kenya, mostly reared in the village under the free-range method.

Farming Kienyeji is becoming popular in Kenya

African Birds Eye Chilli Farming - A Comprehensive Guide.

African Birds eye Chilli (ABE),  also known as Birds Eye Chilli(BEC) or Bird’s  Eye Chilli is one of the hottest and pungent chillies in the world.

Known by the scientific name,

Beginners Guide to Modern Beekeeping

Beekeeping, also known as apiculture is the practice of keeping and breeding bees for honey and other products. An apiarist or a beekeeper is someone who keeps honey bees in order to harvest honey

Layer Poultry Farming Production and Management Guide

Layers are birds that are primarily kept for egg production. For commercial egg production, good management of layers is off uttermost importance if the poultry farmer is to achieve maximum

Pixie Mandarin farming in Kenya

The pixie orange is from the from the Mandarin or Tangerine family of citrus fruits. Pixie oranges are orange in color and without seeds, they vary in peel texture, shape and size.

How to start sweet orange farming

The orange, commonly known as the sweet orange is one of the most common fruits in the world. It comes from the species of citrus (citrus Sinensis) and os from the Rutaceae family. The name sweet

8 Reasons Your Chickens Stopped Laying Eggs

One of the major concerns of a poultry farmer is when they notice a decrease in egg production. Egg-laying might go from one egg a day per hen to nearly zero.

The ideal egg-laying

Rhode Island Red Chicken Breed Characteristics and Management

Rhode Island Red, a dual-purpose chicken breed, is one of the most popular breeds in the world. This is because it requires low maintenance, is hardy and is a very good layer. Friendly and gentle,

Common Poultry And Chicken Diseases

The poultry farmer needs to have a good understanding of chicken diseases, their causes, symptoms, cures, and prevention.

Diseases are any changes in the bird’s natural body functions

Potch Koekoek Chicken Breed Characteristics and Management

The Potch KoeKoek is a free-range, dual-purpose chicken breed developed in the 1950s, at Potchefstroom agricultural college in South Africa. It is a cross between the Black Austrolorp chicken breed

Boschveld Indigenous Chicken Breed Information and management.

The Boschveld is an indigenous chicken reared across Africa. It is a crossbreed between the Ovambo, Matabele and Venda free-range indigenous chicken of southern Africa.

Bred to be

KARI Improved Kienyeji / Karlo Improved Kienyeji Breed Information and management.

KARI improved Kienyeji was bred by the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute(KARI), now known as Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Institute (KARLO) at their research center in Naivasha, with

Guide to growing Moringa Oleifera for health, nutrition and profit

Moringa Oleifera (M. Oleifera), a superfood touted to have 92 nutrients and 46 antioxidants is has been nicknamed the “tree of life”.

From human nutrition to animal feeds, industrial

Rainbow Rooster Chicken Breed Information and management

Rainbow rooster is a dual purpose, low input, multicolored chicken from India. It was bred by Indbro Research and Breeding Farms in Southern India as part of a food program by the state.

Kenbro Chicken Breed Information and management

Kenbro chicken is a dual purpose breed developed and distributed by Kenchic Limited in Kenya. The poultry farmer can keep it for both eggs and meat.

Meant for free-ranging, Kenbro is

Proper Brooder Management for chicken

Brooding is the period immediately after hatching when the chicks need special care and management for their survival.

Bringing in new chicks indicates that you are ready to start the

Poultry House Construction Guidelines

One of the major requirements for farmers who want to venture into poultry and chicken farming is the need to house the birds. The poultry farmer must decide in what kind of housing to construct for

Kuroiler Chicken Breed information and management

Kuroiler chicken, a crossbreed created by Keggs farms in India in the early 1990s, is a dual-purpose chicken breed. It is a cross of either White Leghorn roosters or colored broiler roosters with

Asparagus Farming in Kenya

Asparagus is a perennial vegetable that is gaining popularity in Kenya due to it's nutritious and medicinal benefits. Asparagus exports from Kenya have been growing with time. Asparagus, fresh

How To Start Poultry and Chicken Farming: Record Keeping.

As a chicken farmer, you understand housing, disease control, vaccination, and brooding. However, do you understand record keeping? It is a very vital part of your chicken farming venture.

Poultry farming for beginners

Are you thinking of starting a chicken business? Are you already in the chicken farming business but is wondering how to grow your business? Then worry no more.

In this article, we

The complete guide to growing rosemary for home use and for profit

Rosemary, an evergreen herb native to the Mediterranean, can grow anywhere in the world. It is used in cooking. Rosemary essential oil is used in cosmetic and medicinal products.

In

Beekeeping Equipment and Supplies to Get Started

Beekeeping is a profitable venture. It is good to know what equipment you need before you venture into the business. Most people think that when you acquire a beehive, you are ready to go into bee

Beginner’s Guide To Beekeeping in Kenya free book by Thomas Carroll

A beginners guide to beekeeping in Kenya is a book worth reading for any person planning to go into beekeeping.

Where is the best place to setup my apiary?

What are the factors to consider when setting an apiary? How many hives should you set up in a single apiary? 

An apiary is a location where beehives of honey bees are kept. This is

Making your own chicken feed

Making your chicken feed at home can help in cutting on the cost of purchasing chicken feed. Formulating your own chicken feed is advantageous because you will be able to control the quality.