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    I would like to buy Kuroiler chickens from farmers rearing them. Contact Robert Koskei 0722 751 059.
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    Do you have hybrid Togenburg goats, which are registered? I would like to order them. Call Alice Njonjo on 0704 771 130.

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  • Kenya has a huge potential for beef farming. However, large parcels of land that could be used for this purpose lie under utilized. Careful selection of the right breeds combined with good range management practices can transform the livestock sector and make Kenya a net exporter of beef. This pa...
  • Maize and beans are the staple foods of majority of households in Kenya. This space is meant for exchange and sharing by farmers who grow cereals and pulses, particularly practices and technologies that maximize farm-level productivity and sustainability in these farming systems.
  • April 23 - led by The Organic Farmer
    Fish is a source of high-quality protein and other essential nutrients, which are important for mothers, growing children and adults. This space is for farmers interested in and/or practicing aquaculture.
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The choice of biogas system depends on its cost, durability and ease of maintenance. Farmers can choose the system that best suits their pockets.   Any farmer with one to three dairy cows housed in a zero grazing unit can collect enough cow dung for biogas production. There must also be adequ...
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Biogas is a cheap source of energy that also reduces the destruction of trees while producing high quality organic fertilizer that farmers can use to improve crop yields.   Biogas is a gas produced when bacteria break down organic material such as cow dung, farm waste, garbage and even sewage...
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Chickens are very vulnerable to diseases. Farmers can, however, keep away diseases through proper feeding, housing, hygiene and regular vaccinations.   The wet season is here with us again and with an increased incidence of chicken diseases. Poultry farmers should therefore need to remain ale...
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There is an acute shortage of clean, disease free potato seed in the country. The following selected seed producers have good quality seed that farmers can buy and multiply their potato seed through positive seed selection method.   This ensures that farmers have good seeds for planting (Read...
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With about 80% of Kenya’s landmass being arid and semi-arid, beef farming is a viable way of using land, which would have otherwise been left to lie fallow. In this article, TOF provides insights on rearing Boran cattle for beef. We hope this will help farmers to take advantage of the availabl...
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It is easy to control bacterial wilt disease and increase potato production if farmers can take a few measures to ensure their farms are not infected.   In several past issues of this magazine, TOF has educated farmers on the dangers posed by bacterial wilt. The disease poses the greatest thr...
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Of all animals, heifers are the most neglected in many farms, which affect their health and productivity.   When a calf grows into a heifer, it requires proper management to ensure it grows into a healthy, productive cow that is able to produce a good milk yield and also produce healthy calve...
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If managed in the right way, farmers can get more bean yields, improve their soils and income.   Farmers are about to start planting beans for the short rains. If they do it well, they stand to get good yields. Beans are very valuable to Kenyan farmers as they provide the much needed proteins...
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Farmers who need raw materials for feed making including feed additives (pre-mixes and amino acids) can order them from outlets nearest to them. The following outlets sell the ingredients in different towns shown below:   Nairobi Essential Drugs Ltd, E.D.L House, Mombasa Rd, Tel. 020 ...
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Nandi setaria has the greatest range of adaptability of all tropical grasses (altitude 0-3,000m above sea level). It performs well in high rainfall areas with 900-1825 mm per year. The grass can also be grown in transitional zones and arid areas through irrigation. It withstands considerable periods...
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What is the best way to feed bananas?   Bananas can be very productive if well fed and managed. They tend to do well with frequent application of farmyard manure from cattle, pigs, goats and chickens. Farmers can also use well composited manure. At planting, thoroughly mix 70kg (two debes) of...
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What factors should be considered when setting up an apiary?   An apiary or a bee house is a place where many beehives are kept for honey production. It is advisable to keep between 20 to 25 beehives in one apiary. Beekeepers should ensure there is adequate forage around the apiary for bees t...