He hopes to sell the fruits in Kitengela, Nairobi Retail market and Kongowea market in Mombasa. It fast spread throughout the country with many farmers taking it up in Meru, Machakos and Makueni. • Honey dew pawpaw variety. Francis Maliti on Friday officially opened the 2019 Makueni Agricultural Satellite Show at Makindu saying it is a good platform to promote agriculture for local farmers. Makueni Deputy Governor Adelina Mwau together with her Machakos counterpart Eng. Pawpaw seeds are sown at a depth of 1 cm in rows which are 15cm apart. Alex Kituku har­ves­ted just five tonnes from one acre of the crop under cul­tiv­a­tion out of a po­ten­tial ex­pec­ted yield of 15 tonnes after one sea­son. The male produces only pollen, never fruit. FarmBiz TV:Coffee husk fertiliser lifts farmers’ yields by a third. Mr. Salession Njiiiru, an Administrative Police Officer by profession tried out tree planting before settling for Mango farming. 58 mb.demand for information on cultivation of the native. The plants grow in three sexes: male, female and hermaphrodite. In just a quarter piece of farm, Mr. Kinyua grows nearly 100 mountain pawpaws out of which he is able to harvest on a weekly basis especially in a good season. FarmBiz TV:Grafted Anna apple variety earns farmers Sh3k per tree in a season. FarmBiz TV:Health food Blueberry delivers Sh8m+ a year per acre. Naivasha, Mandera, Kibwezi and Mombasa are also cited as best regions to grow grapes. Ngong farmer discovers asparagus, vows not to plant anything else, Second-hand tractors open lower cost route for Kenyan farmers to mechanise, One Acre Fund lends Elgeyo Marakwet farmers inputs in deal with county. Matthew is one of the farmers who have benefited from a subsidized dairy farming project in Makueni. Crops cultivated included maize, cow peas, pigeon peas, green grams, mangoes, citrus and pawpaw. The female produces small, inedible fruits unless pollinated. For more than a decade, Mr Johannes Mutisya, a farmer, has had a tough time eking out a living in Makueni District. You need access to water and land and for those in rural areas kumagarden kunogona kuita, in cities consider your backyards-you can get a few seeds and try your hand at paw paw growing. Today, Muthama is a successful farmer in the arid lands of Kibwezi in Makueni county. She has 100 pawpaws in her 2 acre farm in Muunguu Village, Waita Location of Kitui County. Beautiful 730 acres land in kibwezi. FarmBiz TV:Hydroponic farming doubles yields in fast route to food security. A Mak­ueni farmer who ven­tured into paw­paw farm­ing four years ago but lost half of his crops due to drought is not los­ing hope yet and has ven­tured into simple drip ir­rig­a­tion using bottles to avoid po­ten­tial losses arising due to water de­fi­ciency. The solo sunrise pawpaw This is one variety that has been loved by everyone who has tried pawpaw farming in Kenya. Men's employment outside the region has a long history. Title deeds totaling 200.11 acres of land available for sale these parcels of land are suitable. I would love to plant the onion in open field and green houses. FarmBiz TV:Mushrooms from beginner to advanced create higher earnings with more skills. Find the best offers for Properties in Kibwezi. Pawpaw Avocado Passion fruit Joe June Nursery Meru 0722827590 Tissue culture banana Vision Growers Agency ... G.K farm fruit & tree Nursery Garissa Kisyoka/ Box 38 Garissa/ 0720800849 Mangoes Grapes Loquats Citrus Guavas ... Makueni District Nzaui location 0734647113 Avocado Mangoes citrus Guava pawpaw, Avocadoes One papaya plant uses five liters of water every week; this translates to 20 liters for each plant in one month. - 20,000 mature mango trees. 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FarmBiz TV:Grano peas earns Narok farmer Sh240,000 in two and half months. However, he is now expanding the land under cultivation to two acres after leasing one acre of land in 2016 at a cost of Sh30,000 for the next five years. 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Peer-to-Peer Farmer Knowledge Sharing Network, Pan-African organizations Partner for Nature and Agriculture, Murang’a farmers riding on Charentais Melon, Drying vegetables increases shelf life to over eight months, Farmer turns to short season maize to escape lethal necrosis disease, Low supply triples cabbage cost in Mombasa, Human urine best fishpond fertiliser, research says, Device saves over 60 per cent nutrient leaching loss, Cowdung stops snakes from feeding on fish, Turbo ups tractor efficiency by 30 per cent, OPINION: African governments move into race to halt armyworm catastrophe, Surrogate mother brooding increases egg laying frequency, Information can increase access to fertiliser subsidy, Tractor solves costs puzzle to smallholders, Sharing information with farmers bolsters production, A pair earns exotic birds fan over Sh30,000, Fodder offers alternatives to rising cost of commercial feeds, Easy tricks of selling the much demanded soy beans, Farmers saves over Sh30,000 with artificial insemination, More farmers certified to sell avocado in EU, MPesa eases farmers' inputs loan repayments, Africa Food Prize competition submissions closing soon, Tomato trickling into the market eases price, Increased milk yield shakes prices downwards, Uganda dominates regional agro-produce export, Rabbit urine cuts pesticide and fertiliser costs, Production plan reduces snap peas losses by 40 per cent, Russian boycott of EU products opens market for Kenyan farmers, Beans prices rise as maize remains scarce, Kenyan traders resort to Uganda for cheaper maize, Brachiaria grass rescues farmer's cow from drought, Smearing fish ponds with lime stops seepage, High yielding rust tolerant soy bean introduced into Kenya, Food fortification offers amaranth seeds market, Towns offering double prices for fresh peas, Farmers ordering tractor services by phone, Packaging honey earns student more profits, Covering maize with bags reduces bird invasion, Plant extracts show positive results in containing fall armyworm, Experts meet in Nairobi to solve fall armyworm menace in Africa, Pineapple export market is wide for Kenya, Towns beat Nairobi in agro-produce prices, Maize price may remain high with worm invasion, Trenches save surface run-off water for semi-arid irrigation, Prioritise agriculture for development, Africa governments urged, Charcoal chicks brooder for off the grid farmers, Kisii farmer manages dairy cows from Meru via mobile phone, Mombasa paying highest prices for agro-produce, African agribusiness stakeholders to meet in continental conference, New icipe facility to offer cheaper fruit-fly pesticide, It is one irrigation in two months with polythene mulching, Avocado farmers to earn more from EU in April, Cotton farmers to earn more as shortage bites, Some 23,000 potato farmers to access markets, Tractor weeds a maize and potato acre for Sh200, Prison officer makes beauty products from beeswax, Farmer buys a cow from solar irrigation savings, Taming avocado pests eases entry into EU market, Farmer's Choice offers constant pig market, Chinese Mango Festival offers Kenya export market, New tomato variety resists leaf curl virus and wilting, Cassava flour company offers farmers market, Mulching helps farmer avoid drought effects, Routine chicks vaccination boots survival, Farmpro youths offer farmers production and marketing solutions, Month-old chicks more profitable than day old, Introduce new feeds gradually to avoid stressing chicken, Stored fodder gives farmer milk during drought, Supplier makes over Sh50,000 weekly as demand for vegetables surges, Bantams are cheap profitable birds to rear, Spinach farmer earns more by avoiding middlemen, Agreprenuer earns twice from ripening other farmers' bananas, Trenches store roadside water for Kitui farmer, Exotic birds are more profitable than chicken, Mixed farming earns agripreneur double cash, Livestock farmers to save Sh160 with cheap foot and mouth vaccine, OPINION: Set for Take off – Kenya’s Agriculture Sector Ready for Increased Investments, Dual purpose brown chicken gives farmer close to 300 eggs yearly, Cassava factory offers farmers ready market for produce, Tomato farmer lights lantern at night to trap more fruit flies, East Africa poultry farmers warned over avian flu outbreak, Whatsapp helps poultry farmer make more sales on festive season, Tomato farmer targets harsh weather to make profits, Farmer intercrops maize with vetch to boost milk production, SoilCares mobile soil lab gives farmers results in three hours, Poultry farmer makes over 25 per cent profit from end-year festivities, Farmer selling nyama choma goats in Nairobi and Nakuru, Arid tagasaste shrub offers livestock fodder for 30 years, Demand for passion fruit opens new frontier for coffee farmer, Irregular irrigation causes tomato splitting losses to farmers, Cactus is water and feed for livestock on dry spells, Bagging bananas quickens maturity by two weeks, Poultry farmer fights fleas with banana peels, Water dam saves farmer over Sh6,000 per month in irrigation bills, Organic fertiliser doubles onions, helps farmer penetrate new market, Brachiaria grass triples Siaya farmer's milk production, Solar pump helps farmer rear fish away from the river, Farmer earns more from green maize than grains, Trichoderma fungus eliminates deadly soil-borne diseases, Pest predator saves farmers over 50 per cent vegetable losses, Calendar reversal helps farmer conquer the market, Mulberry leaves offer livestock double Napier grass proteins, Giant pumpkins earn farmer over Sh140,000, Controlled containers boost Kenyan avocado export market, Gradual feed increment keeps milk yield steady after parturition, G-Soko and warehouses save farmers over 30 per cent grain loss, Online advertiser, OLX, opens retails for farmers, Hermetic bag keeps off grain pests for over two years, averts losses, Low nitrogen and drought tolerant maize gives over 20 bags per acre, JKUAT aerial farm saves urbanites kitchen costs, Greenhouse crop rotation quadruples farmer's yields, Online marketplace offers farmers and buyers better prices, Growing drought tolerant maize gives 270kg more per acre, Persimmon fruit fetching over Sh700 per kilo for Nyeri farmers, Plastic-fused slab helps sand soil farmers rear fish, OPINION: Ecological farming is key to food security, climate change, Manual oil extractor to save avocado farmers from losses, JKUAT students find solution to tomato bacteria wilt, Organic fertiliser saves Mwea farmer's rice from drought, Solar incubator saves farmers when power outages occur, One pumpkin can earn farmers over Sh7,000 in four months, Farmers thresh 110kg of wheat per hour free with KALRO machine, Agripreneur sells potted crops for urban rooftop farming, Company flavours tea to boost youth consumption, Farmers spend Sh94 to winnow over 500kg grains per hour, Gutters zero greenhouse irrigation costs for vegetable farmers, Stove turns killer gas to cooking energy and charcoal from waste, Manual decordicator shells 30 times more groundnuts than hand, Farmer uses iron sheet guards to keep off honey badgers from hives, Farmer sells guinea pigs by roasting them for consumers, Molasses secures livestock silage for over a year for farmers, Yellow staking strings attract tomato pests, expert warns farmers, Six months maturing drought resistant arrowroots enter Kenya, Energy-free charcoal cooler keeps food fresh for over seven days, Plastic biogas digesters fit changing livestock size, Exotic beans boost Nyeri farmer's milk output by three litres, JKUAT Shujaa Tractor to cut farmer's tillage costs by five times, Farmers to pump water free with JKUAT stream hydram, Feeding dairy cattle with yeast adds farmers three litres of milk, Algae-based organic fertiliser doubles crop and livestock yields, KEFRI power saw gauge saves over 25 per cent timber loss, Olerai's Tego maize matures in 75 days for fresh green market, Crop app tells contractors expected yields, market size to cut losses, Factsheet of tripling eggplant fruit size for high-end market, Smart tool tells farmers cows are ripe for artificial insemination, Coffee farmers to earn more after deliveries to Euopean exporter, Smart system counts eggs, detects diseases for poultry farmers, Agripreneur turns waste plastic bottles into aerial vegetable farm, Coast neem oil farmer offers residents elephantiasis remedy, Neem oil farmer offering elephantiasis remedy to Coast residents, Farmer courts insect-friendly neem extracts to boost sunflower yields, Detergents give 100 per cent hydroponic fodder and kill germs, Kerosene incubator helps farmer crack poultry agribusiness, Coast farmers cut irrigation costs with water storing crystals, Opinion: Finding the sweet spot of Africa’s agriculture, Machine helps one farmer shell eight 90kg sacks of maize a day, Farmers use weeds to tame crop destroying moles, Juice machine helps farmers earn six times more from sugarcane, Prisons officer helps farmers set up integrated backyard fishponds, Farmers feeding fish kitchen food risk losing stock, expert warns, Farmer makes Sh16,000 from one pig with commercial feeds, Planting plan and market contact helping farmer in selling produce, Wood smoke smell helps farmers stock bees, Housing bees maximises land usage for farmer, Farmers turn to laundry detergents to tame fusarium wilt, Farmer helping others get clean high yielding sweet potatoes, Simple, cheap aflatoxin testing kit launched for farmers, New disease tolerant tomato can earn over Sh2million in 75 days, Factsheet on achieving 100 per cent onion germination, Yellow capsicum short supply shoots prices up, Group earns from ulcer treating banana peels powder, White fly trapping gel halves vegetable pesticide use, Sivan F1 is the four-months million shillings onion for small-holders, Why first 36 hours are critical for orphaned calf in dairy production, Charcoal and egg mix treats feed poisoned rabbits fast, Two months 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birth to plastic cage, Sh57,000 posho mill helps agripreneur double earnings, How farmer improves Friesian milk quality, Value addition earns double cash for groundnuts trader, Rearing over 80 chickens on a two by two metres space, Climbing beans can earn double yields for farmers, The administrator turning his goose hobby into farming venture, How grafting can help citrus farmers beat EU chemical regulations, New Amiran Kenya and Yara fertiliser triples vegetable harvests, Part-time Kajiado farmer earns Sh15,000 from 'free' national park land, Why farmer looked for market before growing cucumber, 'Accident' tomato growing saves farmer who lost Sh300,00 in poultry, Amiran Kenya offering free crop disease clinic to farmers, Crossbreeding triples farmer's milk yield, A Nairobi processing firm offering hot chilli market, Purple passion fruit market pops up in Kiambu County, Sh60 can save farmers up to 80 per cent harvest loss, Farmer adopts irregular planting to spread cash-flow period, 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Meru, UK charity to buy cows for poor African farmers, USAID predicts great year-end for pastoralists, Growing Cayenne pepper worth KSh1m in Murang'a, Tithonia flowers used to make home-made pesticides in Kitale, Kitale farmers earning double profits from Napier grass farming, Motorcycle that pumps water enters Kenyan market, The ABCs of napier grass cultivation and management, Kenyan farmer imports world's best grape cuttings, Eldoret artist earns Sh2000 a day selling scarecrows to farmers, Farmer's sukuma wiki variety grows for 10 years, Limuru farmer hacks vegetable market with Chinese cabbages, Superior Kenyan bean variety increases yields by 50 per cent, Makerere University unveils tractor made of wood, Strange epidemic disease identified in Northern Kenya, Kienyeji chicken firm with ready market looking for trainees. Hanging metal bars where four solar panels were stolen after an ACK-sponsored Munyenze borehole water project broke down in Kibwezi East, Makueni, on October 22. Mulch. Kenya and Aberdare forests, Integrating technology solutions to produce better yields for farmers, Oserian Development Company launches solar plant to power operations, Coffee prices up 14 per cent on delivery of quality beans, John Deere offers South African software firms the chance to help boost precision farming, How Machakos farmer is surviving climatically harsh condition of the area producing enough for the family, Coriander helps farmer cuts pesticide costs by ‘seducing’ pest eating insects, Uasin Gishu farmer who dumped maize for vegetables does not regret, Fact sheet on growing cut flowers for export, Kenyan government launches Sh9m post-harvest training programme for tomato farmers, Farm introduces Murang’a 20 macadamia variety with improved yields all year round than common varieties, Liming reduces fertilizer wastage increasing crop yields, Kirinyaga County macadamia farmers up their production thanks to ready market, Search for nutritious milk lands farmer into lucrative dairy goat rearing, Forum launched to help farmers evolve and grow their businesses, IT Manager excels in dairy farming side hustle job, Health benefits and increased demand for chia seeds entice Western Kenya farmers to grow the crop, Kajiado farmer finds sweet side hustle in cucumber and lettuce production, Kinangop potato farmers to find solution to market challenges for their produce, thanks to a new plant, Cabbage farming tips for smallholder farmers, Urban dairy farmer defies all odds, builds a thriving venture in the city, Kenya put to test in applying government’s new Acts in sugar regulation, Consumption of poultry meat in Kenya to hit 164.6 thousand metric tonnes in 2030, study, Salgaa broiler farmer makes Sh121,500 a month thanks to the increasing demand of the chickens’ meat, How to control tomato pests and diseases without use of pesticides, Avocado farmer earning Sh70,000 per harvest after abandoning coffee production, Tied ridges increases sorghum and millet yields in dry areas, Youth from Eastern, Central and Western Kenya regions to benefit from Sh14bn fund for fish production to curb deficit, Government to offer internship to agricultural graduates, equipping them with practical skills in farming, Kenya’s agriculture sector grows by 6.6 per cent, Kenyan avocados cleared to enter the expansive Chinese market, Former IEBC clerk who invested Sh20,000 in pawpaw farming has no regrets, Pans helps farmers harvest water for use all-year round, Eldoret passion farmer earning up to Sh70,000 a week after leaving chaotic ‘mitumba’ business, Community based organization helping farmers grow herbs to benefit from an all-time stable prices, Locally modified machine that controls mushrooms humidity, keeping off deadly disease, New bean varieties that use less water to help farmers beat drought effects, Persistent watermelon farmer rakes over Sh900,000 a season despite losing all at first attempt, New feed technology that increases weaning weight by 2.7kg in pigs, Naivasha flower farm tops for adopting renewable energy as away to save environment, Youth using his knowledge to train and help farmers in crop production, further linking them to markets, NGO to contract 99,000 farmers in Kilifi to grow Cocoa, Brookside increases milk prices by five shillings to cushion 160,000 farmers against drought effects, Quest for healthy diet births a fruit and vegetable agribusiness for Kitui farmer, Kenya’s mobile-based food delivery firm aims to connect more African farmers with buyers, Nandi County launches construction of milk processing plant to help farmers with ready market, Youth, women empowerment firm in need of more arrowroot buyers for the produce, Isuzu East Africa introduces cold chain logistics vehicles to enable farmers transport perishable produce, KALRO to hold the first ever agricultural scientific conference and exhibition in Nairobi, Kenya to export avocados, baby carrots and broccoli to the Mauritius market, Cape gooseberry, wild 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eight tonnes per acre best for silage making, Kephis introduces new requirements for avocado producers and exporters to South Africa, Local NGO helps over 50,000 farmers’ countrywide save and access chemical free seeds, Water saving crystals that can enable plants survive longer in dry conditions, Global company launches initiative to help smallholders through poultry value chain, Scientists discover wasps that can kill 70 per cent of fall armyworm pests, Avocado society mobilising for increased production as more markets expected, Seedlings nursery introduces drought tolerant apples for low rainfall areas, Kilifi farmers to start organic cocoa farming as an alternative crop to cashew nuts, Narok farmer makes Sh780,000 profit every three months from short season crops, Researchers identify 28 insect species with higher crude protein content effective for fish and poultry production, FAO launches programme to increase soil productivity and reduce degradation in Africa, JKUAT introduces new button mushroom variety suitable for warmer areas, How to grow and achieve three times bigger size in eggplant fruits, Good news for tomato farmers as prices double on high demand, Farmer harvesting strawberries all year round from multi-storey gardening, Long rains set for the fourth week of March, says Weatherman, Nigerian firm launches smart technology to help smallholders access vital information on farming, High-yielding and drought tolerant Carmen F1 cucumber variety earns Sh225,000 a season, Government to distribute one million bags of subsidised fertiliser to smallholder farmers as planting season begins, Murang’a farmer feeds cows with yeast, improves milk production by up to three litres a day, How farmers can multiply clean banana planting material from existing plants instead of buying, Motor assembly company unveils a light and cheaper multi-purpose tractor for farmers, Mulching saves farmers Sh15,100 in maize production costs, Former electrician invents new 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