How many chickens should I keep in order to make a profit?

As a farmer, your major goal should be to maximize the income you earn from your venture just like any other business person targets. While doing so, many farmers especially newbies tend to want to work along with possible limits that their farms can allow. While doing this makes sense, many farmers just find it […]

Common Poultry And Chicken Diseases

The chicken farmer needs to have a good understanding of chicken diseases, their causes, symptoms, cures and prevention. Diseases are any changes in the chicken’s natural body functions that affect their production, growth and survival. Chicken diseases are one of the biggest challenges in poultry farming. Be it chicken, ducks, geese, turkey or any other […]

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, boreholes, dams, rivers, and other water sources. This water is then used to provide water to plants, resulting in better products for […]

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 traditional African medicine over the ages.  As people grow more health-conscious, they are adding Managu and other traditional African vegetables to their diet. […]

Complete Guide to Open Field Tomato Farming

The tomato, once considered to be highly poisonous, is a widely used vegetable in cooking around the world.  With consistent market demand, both for fresh tomatoes and processed tomato products, farming tomatoes can be a profitable venture. To achieve success, you will need to be well equipped to deal with the management, production, and marketing […]

A Detailed Guide to Bulb Onion farming in Kenya [2022 Update]

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 chutneys.  Onion farming in Kenya can be profitable. Profitability is dependent on proper market identification, proper […]

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. Native to South America, the tree tomato is a distant relative of the Tomato, the Mexican Husk Tomato, the Tomatillo, the Cape Gooseberry, the Pepino Dulce, the Naranjilla, and the Cocona. With a production lifetime […]

Vaccination schedule for Kienyeji chicken for 2022

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 ward off diseases that can be fatal or drastically decrease production.   Most common diseases in kienyeji chicken Kienyeji chicken (Indigenous […]

Passion Fruit Farming Guide for 2022. 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 export. Kenya is a top supplier of the passion fruit to the European market alongside Zambia, Zimbabwe, Brazil, and […]

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. They are also referred to as village chicken or road runners in other regions.  Farming Kienyeji is becoming popular in Kenya today because the chicken is considered organic and hence the preferred healthier […]

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 production.  Layers start laying from about the 18th to 19th week and lay until about 72 weeks. This means laying will not start as soon […]

Secrets of success from Eliud Kipchoge, the greatest marathon runner ever

Eliud Kipchoge is without doubt one of the greatest marathon runners ever. On the morning of 16th September 2018, He broke the world record by running the marathon in 2 hours 1 minute and 29 second.  At 33 years of age, Eliud Kipchoge is known for his prowess on the track as well as his philosophy […]

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, Rhode Island Red is a good forager, able to look for its own feed. Due to its great characteristics, Rhode […]

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 and the white leghorn chicken breed with a strain of the Barred Plymouth Rock chicken breed. Common in Southern African Countries, the potch Koekoek is […]

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 resistant to diseases, grow quickly, defend themselves against predators and survive on whatever food is available, the Boschhveld chicken can survive in harsh climates. Mike Bosch, over […]

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 collaboration with researchers from Egerton University, Njoro. Research and Breeding of the KARI improved Kienyeji started in 2002, where breeders at the KARI research center wanted to […]

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”. This is because all parts can be used as food and also processed to produce many Moringa value-added products. Moringa said to treat 300 diseases is highly packed with nutrients. compared to other foods:- […]

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. Rainbow Roosters have been distributed to Kenya, Uganda, and South Sudan through Partnerships with Indbro Research. This chicken breed has also been […]

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 disease resistance.  It has a well-rounded body shape. Kenchic developed this breed as a replacement for indigenous village chicken.  Kenbro starts laying eggs at […]

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

Chick brooding and placement 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 journey into poultry farming. How you handle day-old chicks in their first weeks will affect productivity in the future. This means […]

How To Start Poultry and Chicken Farming: Record Keeping.

Poultry Farming Record keeping 101 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.  Put in mind that for you to succeed, income and expenses have to be factored in so that you can know […]

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

Rosemary is an evergreen herb native to the Mediterranean. It can grow anywhere in the world. It is used in cooking. Rosemary essential oil is used in cosmetic and medicinal products. It can be grown in pots, green houses, gardens and farms.  In this article we take an in depth look on growing rosemary for […]