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IRRIGATION:MEANS OF SURVIVAL

Food security as one of the big 4 agendas is greatly affected by climate change. Due to global warming, farmers can no longer rely on rain-fed agriculture as the rain patterns have changed and are unpredictable. In the previous years, farmers could prepare early in time for they knew when the rains would come and […]

FACTORS AFFECTING FARMING IN KENYA

Agriculture does not exist in a vacuum but its existence is triggered by various factors which influences and determines its performance. Some factors may hinder its growth while others may accelerate its growth .Research should be well carried out before any agricultural activity is started in order to curb all negative factors and make the favorable .Just […]

SAVING THE LOCAL POULTRY FARMER.

Local markets are flooded with imported goods ranging from garlic, eggs, rice and watermelons just to mention but a few. Kenya as a country relies on agriculture to sustain our economy but with the current state, it looks like loans from the west are replacing everything. The importation of goods that are grown by our […]

FARMERS STAND WITH TURKANA.

Have you ever skipped a meal? Or even walked for a long distance without water? How did it feel? Like you would die if you don’t get food, right? Now imagine, someone has not had a meal for days, has walked miles just to get even a single drop of water. Leave alone for himself […]

WHY KEEP FARM RECORDS?

Farming is not really a smooth path as people perceive it to be. Just like any other business, there are fears, worries and uncertainty of the future. It’s like life. We are never certain about tomorrow. Catherine,A friend of mine once planted cabbages and the outcome was amazing. Everything was perfect only for her to […]

WOMEN IN AGRICULTURE

“When women are empowered and can claim their rights and success to land, leadership, opportunities and choices, economies grow, food security is enhanced and prospects are improved for current and future generations”, -Michelle Bachelet. As the world marks the International Women’s Day, we remember the woman as a farmer for empowering the woman in the […]

WHY SEEDLINGS TO SEEDS?

The availability of readily grown seedlings has come to the rescue of many” long-distance “farmers as it saves on them having to travel to the farms and check on the germination of the seeds. By long distance I mean farmers who do not reside at the farm for instance those living in the city but […]

KIBWEZI FARMERS FIELD DAY

KEmpowering the farmer with information is key to achieving food security. In most cases, farmers lack proper knowledge and the few who have the information do not know how to apply it. The Kibwezi farmers field day that was held at Kwakyai irrigation scheme on 23rd February 2019 ,served to disseminate information to farmers and train […]

UMUHIMU WA BOJI KWA MAENEO KAME.

Baadhi ya wakulima wanaofanya kilimo kwenye maeneo kame au maeneo yaliyo nusu kame, uwekaji boji ni jambo la maana wanalofaa kutilia maanani ili mazao yawe ya kupendeza licha ya upepo mkali. Maeneo haya kwa mara nyingi huwa na upepo mkali ambao hupeperusha unyevu baada ya mkulima kunyunyuzia mimea yake maji. Boji hutokana na matawi yaliyokauka […]

THE FUTURE OF AGRI- BUSINESS IN KENYA

When I grow up, I would like to be a farm manager, a farmer or an agronomist, will be a common phrase among students just like when I grow I would like to be a lawyer or doctor. I have a vision, anytime i look at east where the sun rises, glare at the sunset ,a […]