Feed your dairy goats well to be productive

Dairy goats are popular with many small-scale farmers. They are relatively easy to feed and do not require a lot of space to rear. However, most farmers with dairy goats do not manage them well, so they cannot be healthy and productive enough to give good returns in terms of milk and meat. Read more about Feed your dairy goats well to be productive

How to grow groundnuts

Groundnuts grow well in warm areas, below 1500 M above sea level. The best temperature requirement is about 30º C. They do not grow below 15º C. The crop does not tolerate frost and cold conditions including delay in flowering and seed formation. For good growth, they also need 500 to 600 mm of rainfall, well-distributed throughout the growing season. Read more about How to grow groundnuts

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Enhancing banana farming by adding value

Banana is one of the most abundant fruit crops in East Africa. The continuous availability of the harvested fruit makes it one of the most attractive sources of income for farmers. More than 10 million tones of bananas are produced in East Africa, with most of it grown by small-scale farmers. Read more about Enhancing banana farming by adding value

PGS certification is better for organic farmers

Participatory Guarantee Systems (PGS) are built on trust, integrity and transparency among organic farmers. They are cheaper, reduce bureaucracies involved in organic certification and make it possible for farmers to sell their produce in local and regional markets. Read more about PGS certification is better for organic farmers

Common bee pests and diseases in East Africa

Honey bees are responsible for at least one third of agricultural production in the world. Unfortunately, these bees have been dying very fast and this threatens our ability to produce enough and affordable nutritious food. Efforts are being ade to understand and address the threat. Read more about Common bee pests and diseases in East Africa

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Eat and enjoy the health benefits of dolichos

Dolichos, also called turtle beans, are a small type of legume. In Kenya, they are a delicacy among the Kikuyu community (referred to as Njahi). It is an important food, which is typically served during traditional ceremonies including weddings. Read more about Eat and enjoy the health benefits of dolichos

The role of milk and dairy products in human nutrition

FAO: Milk and dairy products are an important source of dietary energy, protein and fat. But, the scientific evidence is massing up that regular consumption of large quantities of milk can be bad for your health, and campaigners are making noise about the environmental and international costs of large-scale intensive dairy farming. Read more about The role of milk and dairy products in human nutrition

The best way to sell your organic produce

The organic market in Kenya has been growing steadily. Consumers especially in the major cities of Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu have been enquiring on how they can get consistent supplies of organic products. This is an opportunity for organic farmers to sell heir organic produce. Read more about The best way to sell your organic produce

Keep diseases away from your cassava crop

Cassava farmers suffer huge losses due to outbreak of diseases. Proper selection of planting material and good management can prevent common diseases and increase crop yields. Studies have shown that the best way to control diseases is to grow a healthy crop of cassava. Read more about Keep diseases away from your cassava crop

Proper care of crops during growth is important

To get a good harvest, farmers have to exercise high standards of crop management and adopt sustainable farming practices that minimize crop pests and diseases and maintain soil fertility. It is important to plan ahead and get equipped with the right information. Read more about Proper care of crops during growth is important

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