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What it takes to be a successful farmer in Kenya today

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Best Farm in Kenya: Being a farmer is a lifestyle as much as it is a job, and it can be one of the most satisfying career choices for everyone. Notable skills that all professionals in agriculture should have and practice regularly for their success include;

1. Passion for the farmer.

Farming is one business that requires a sufficient amount of passion to venture into. If you do not love agriculture, well, think twice before you start one for the other reasons. Moreover, in times of failure, only the passionate farmers stand tall to start again. This is actually a general principle in business. We noted also, that successful farms are run by passionate farmers.

2. Knowledge and will to learn.

Successful farmers are always searching and open to new ideas and technologies to improve self and business. This helps to always be abreast with the current trends of farming and to make very good decisions. Knowledge is power.

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3. Problem-solving abilities.

Like other business, a farmer requires creative-thinking during setbacks and other challenges. A common quality of successful farmers is their courage to face and provide solutions for various problems that arise during the day-to-day running of the farm. Their unique innovations in handling challenges set them apart from others who rely on only common instructions from books and other manuals.

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4. Team player.

Another quality realized was the ability to pull along others working with you or under you in the farming business. Every member or employee is vital to the growth and success of a farming business and it takes skills to harness the variety of ideas and abilities of all members. Team players see the need to keep a united and motivated team for high productivity. Farmers with this unique skill usually experience faster and sustainable growth in business.

5. Perseverance.

They never-give-up attitude in a mark of a strong person and very much required of a successful farmer. Perseverance combined with passion will easily drive a farmer through all challenges into an inevitable success. Farming businesses can be affected negatively by weather, crop or livestock disease or even mismanagement. One needs patience through these times.

6. Adaptability.

This is a skill that is transferable from industry to industry – but adaptability is particularly important for anyone considering a career in agriculture.

What you learn in school may be different from what you learn on the job. For example, it’s one thing to study soil in a classroom – it’s quite another to make the leap to testing arable lands in specific regions in Canada, such as the prairies. That individual’s assessment could be the difference between a successful and a failed crop.

Adaptability is also necessary on the business side of agriculture, with professionals needing to be able to learn and adapt quickly to meet changing consumer demands. The industry itself is also quickly changing, with new challenges constantly presenting themselves. This means agriculture professionals must be able to adequately address these new obstacles by quickly adopting new methods advanced by technological innovation, in addition to predicting what new challenges lie ahead.

7. Time management and organization skills.

For agriculture professionals working in logistics, organization skills are a must. These professionals are tasked with ensuring that raw materials are properly transported, stored and delivered from the producer to wholesaler, to the consumer. It is not unusual for agriculture professionals to work with a variety of products, as well as a variety of farmers and numerous clients. In short, strong organizational skills may be a strong determining factor in one’s success in this role.

Time management and organization are also important for those in the field – including laborers, farmers, and machine operators. With most of their products being dependent on the seasons, they must factor in things like weather conditions to ensure they can both meet consumer demands and sustain their farming businesses during the off season. Best Farm in Kenya. Best Farm in Kenya.

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