Dairy Farming in Kenya

You can tap a lot of benefits from practising dairy farming. Our country’s economy strongly leans towards agriculture as its main powertrain. Through dairy farming, you can not only change your

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

Celery Farming in Kenya - A detailed Guide

Celery is a biennial plant that is farmed as an annual plant. Grown for its stalks, leaves, and seeds, the demand for celery in Kenya is increasing as more people become health conscious.

Guide to Choosing the Right Irrigation System

Irrigation is the application of water to the farm field, to supplement natural sources of water to plants. One of the major reasons farmers irrigate their farms is so as to be able to farm when

Farming Using Drip Irrigation in Kenya

Plants require water to grow, produce, and survive. One of the methods of getting water to your plants is through drip irrigation. Also known as trickle irrigation, drip irrigation is a method of

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

Beetroot Farming in Kenya

Beetroot is a root vegetable that is used in salads, cooked meals, and juices. It is also known as chard, Harvard beet, European sugar beet, red garden beet, blood turnip, mangelwurzel, mangel, and

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

Kunde (Cowpea) Vegetable Farming in Kenya

Cowpea farming is popular in Kenya's arid and semi-arid areas due to its high nutrition value, short harvest period, and hardiness.

The cowpea is also known as the black-eyed

Catfish Farming in Kenya

The African Catfish (Clarias gariepinus) is a fast-growing fish species native to African waters. In Kenya, it can be found in lakes, rivers, and artificial commercial fish farms where catfish are

Spring Onion Farming in Kenya

Spring onions (Allium fistulosum), also known as bunching onions, green onions, or scallions are onions that do not develop bulbs. The leaves of the green onions are consumed in salads and different

Pig farming in Kenya

Pork and other pig products account for 38% of meat products consumed worldwide. This gives Kenyans the opportunity to get into this in-demand product and make some profits.

One of

Successful dairy goat farming in Kenya

Keeping dairy goats in Kenya is a profitable venture if all the requirements are taken into consideration. In Kenya, goat milk production costs less than cow’s milk. Goat milk brings more income per

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

Best Ways of Stopping Chicken From Eating Eggs

One of the major issues you might face in your chicken farming business is your chickens eating their eggs. This will reduce the number of eggs you collect thus affecting your bottom line.

Watermelon Farming in Kenya Guide for 2021

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

Choosing the right solar powered irrigation system

The use of solar power for irrigation is becoming popular as solar panel technologies continue to get better and cheaper. Using solar harnesses the energy from the sun, to pump water from wells,

Cabbage Farming in Kenya

The Cabbage alongside Sukuma wiki is the most consumed leafy vegetables in Kenya. From the Brassica family together with Kale, cauliflower, and canola, the cabbage comes in red and green colours.

Sasso Chicken Breeds Details and Management Information

The Sasso broiler chicken, made to be hardy and to as a slow-growing bird, is a broiler alternative to the fast-growing hybrid broilers that are based on the cornish cross.

Sasso is

How to grow Managu (African Nightshade)

The African nightshade / black nightshade, commonly referred to Kenya as Managu, is grown as an edible vegetable in Kenya. It is cherished for its nutritious benefits and has been used in

Complete Guide to Open Field Tomato Farming

With consistent market demand, both for the fresh tomatoes and processed tomato products, farming in Kenya tomatoes can be a profitable venture.

To achieve success, you will need to

Mango Farming Guide - From Planning to Harvest

The Mango, Mangifera Indica, is a long term fruit plant that has been known to last for 100 years. The fruit can be grown in a mono-crop orchard or intercropped as part of a food forest or pasture

Complete Guide to Chicken Feed Formulation

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.

A Detailed Guide to Bulb Onion farming in Kenya

Bulb onions, also known as Kitunguu Maji in Kenya, is one of the most used vegetables in the world. It is used in cooked meals or raw salads as a flavour additive, and also used in making pickles and

Capsicum (Pilipili Hoho) Farming Guide

Capsicum, also known as sweet pepper, bell pepper or pilipili hoho are consumed in nearly every household in Kenya. They are used to spice up cooked food and raw salads.

With proper

Okra (Ladyfingers) Farming Guide in Kenya

With a maturity period of up to 60 days, and a ready local and export market, Okra Farming is an option the vegetable farmer can look into.

Long and curved, Okra is also known as

Courgette (Zucchini) Farming in Kenya

Courgette, also known as Zucchini categorized in the summer squash family, is a close relative of the cucumber, with origins traced back to North America. In some areas, you might find courgettes

Farming Tree Tomato (Tamarillo) in Kenya. From farm to market

The tamarillo, commonly known as tree tomato is a subtropical fruit that is grown in many parts of the world.

With a production lifetime of 12 years, and reaching peak harvest time in

Garlic Farming in Kenya

Garlic, a relative of onions, chives and shallots, is a popular seasoning used all over the world.

Farming garlic in Kenya presents a major opportunity for Kenyan farmers, since Kenya

Duck Farming for Beginners

Ducks farming, which is part of poultry farming is popular in Asia and is a growing venture in Kenya and Africa as a whole. Ducks, farmed for their eggs and meat that is dark, tender with a mild

Guide to farm Sorghum in Kenya

Grain sorghum, known as Milo in the USA, is a crop that has short cycles and can withstand hot and dry climates.  This makes it suitable for the Arid and Semi-Arid areas in Kenya. 

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 2021

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 2021

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

Vaccination schedule for Kienyeji chicken for 2021

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 2021. 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

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,

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

Best way of managing chicks in the brooder from 0 weeks to 8 weeks

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

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.

How To Start Poultry and Chicken Farming in Kenya

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.


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