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How my farm became one of the most successful dairy farms in Kenya

Most successful dairy farms in Kenya: Just before the Meru-Isiolo junction is a perimeter fence with iron sheets painted green and written in bold, “Gakurine Farm, Vision 2030 Compliant”. It is one of the most successful dairy farms in...

Broilers farming in Kenya: How I make my broilers weigh six kilos

Broilers farming in Kenya: The roosters at a recent farmers’ exhibition in Nakuru drew crowds. The visitors marvelled at the size of the five birds that dwarfed the hens that were in an adjacent cage. Ann Walubengo, the farmer, fielded...

My journey from Sh. 500 to Sh. 50,000 profit in methi farming

Methi Farming: After post election violence in 2008, Elijah Mbugua was left with no option but to relocate from Eldoret town where he was selling second hand clothes to his rural home at Nyandarua. Here, he started growing corriander...

A to Z of chilli pepper farming in Kenya

Chilli Pepper Farming: Cayene Chilli farming is one of the most rewarding venture, especially due to the short duration it takes to mature and head to the market. Normally, it will take 3 to 6 weeks to mature. The...

How I turned Sh. 150,000 savings into Sh. 16 million farming business

Best farming ideas in Kenya: When Eric Mumo graduated from university with a First Class honors degree in 2009, he got several exciting job offers, but he declined them all. Fresh from Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology,...

Co-op Bank, CFAO Kenya partner to finance farm machinery and equipment

Farm Machinery Loans in Kenya: Farmers in Kenya now have a more affordable opportunity to access farm machinery and equipment following the signing of a deal between Co-operative Bank and CFAO Kenya Ltd (formally Toyota Tsusho East Africa Ltd)....

The new crop making farmers rich

This feature on canola farming in Kenya was first published in the Business Daily by Gitonga Marete. At the beginning of this farming season, Japhet Mwongera, a small scale farmer in Buuri sub-county, Meru County intended to leave his farm...

How ex-matatu driver makes Sh. 800,000 monthly from his dairy farm

Dairy Farms in Kenya: This feature was first published by the Saturday Nation: Gita Farm hosts 74 dairy cows. This dairy farm is owned by Evans Gitau, who is a former tout and matatu driver. A majority of the...

Profits and challenges of greenhouse farming in Kenya

Greenhouse farming plan: Greenhouse production is often perceived as an artificial process, characterised by low nutritional quality of the final product and the heavy use of chemical inputs. Moreover, large areas covered with greenhouses create a big visual impact. In...

Shock as only 1 out 100 Kenyan firms can export avocados to China

Exporting Avocados to China: Months after Kenya signed a deal to export avocados to China, a shocking revelation has emerged showing that only one out of every 100 companies can actually export the products to the emerging super power. Apparently,...
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John Gachora's Salary: In May 2019, John Gachora was appointed as the chief executive officer of NCBA Bank, a unit that was created from...

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Most affordable and safest estates: With the higher costs of living which is currently prevalence in Kenya, you probably want to live a comfortable...

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Chef Mathew Gathua: How I started Valentine Cake House with Sh. 27,000

Mathew Gathua a baker by profession is the Founder of Valentine Cake House, Kenya's most popular go-to cake house that has been dominating the...