Indigenous vegetables promise farmers nutrients and profits in cashIndigenous vegetables promise farmers nutrients an...
07 Jul 2015 10:04 - By Victor Amadala for Farmbiz Africa

A farming project in Vihiga County that encourages people living with HIV to grow tradit [ ... ]

Farmers' group shakes market with rabbit pillowsFarmers' group shakes market with rabbit pillows
05 Jul 2015 06:26 - farmbizafrica

A farmer group in Vihiga is earning up to Sh500,000 monthly from sale of rabbit pillows an [ ... ]

Citrus farmers in Kenya and Tanzania are set to benefit from a project that seeks to embrace alternative...

At 24 years, Harun Munuve has constructed over 40 greenhouses for his clients and built a horticultural produce powerhouse with his tomatoes alone...

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Village libraries quench farmer thirst for information in Vihiga
By Victor Amadala for Farmbiz Africa - Tuesday, 07 July 2015
mfagro imageThousands of small holder farmers in Vihiga County are now learning new farming techniques, improving food production, thanks to village farming libraries, an initiative by MFAGRO, a local farmers’ organization that has specialized in offering extension services to the farmers in the county. Those libraries are fitted with relevant agricultural publications ranging from farm management and crop production, enabling farmers to acquire knowledge on how to deal with day to day farming problems that greatly contribute to food insecurity in the region. According to Dick Morga...Read more...

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Livestock

Bomet farmer champions low cost zero grazing model

A smallholder dairy farmer in Bomet is inspiring fellow farmers to embrace low cost zero grazing to increase milk production and tame disease spread, at a time when limited pasture has seen most farmers   graze their animals outside. Scenes of cows and goats grazing in paths and [ ... ]

Management

Farmers bake fortunes with rice cakes and soaps

A farmer group in Kisumu is earning extra income by making cakes and soaps from broken rice, giving value to what would otherwise go to waste. Upon harvest and threshing rice, farmers are left with broken rice that cannot be sold in the market. Rice become broken when the kernel of the ri [ ... ]

Crops

Mumias cane farmers find solace in Soya and Maize

As the fate of Mumias Sugar hangs in balance, sugar cane farmers are dumping the once cherished cash crop for maize and Soya beans, a move that has seen them relieve themselves from the misery of loss making miller firm and foster food security in the region. Since the set up of the once  [ ... ]

Markets

Young agrippreneur spurs dairy farming with online plat...

A young agripreneur has launched an online market place that is assisting players in the dairy sector buy and sell goods and services online, a venture that has not only pointed farmers to cheaper alternatives, but credited with the rising uptake of dairy farming. Victor Otieno aged 27 a [ ... ]