Intense analysis on future of Hass avocado farming in Kenya

  Esau Kioni from Nyeri is the former security adviser of President Mwai Kibaki. Edwin Muriithi is a primary school cum farmer in Kirinyaga. Elias Matiba from Murang’a is still a student at the University of Nairobi. James Mutuota is a small-scale farmer in Meru. They may not know each other but they are part of the avocado farming brigade that could grow avocado earnings Mt. Kenya region more than coffee and tea which combined brought in Sh149 billion last year. Kenya, courtesy of Mt. Kenya region is set to…

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“Hass AVocado is the New Cash Crop”: Raila Odinga

  According to Citizen Tv , Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga has urged farmers in Western Kenya to embrace avocado to improve their income generation levels. Speaking during the launch of avocado tree planting at Nyamira Girls’ High School and Bar Opuk Primary School in Bondo constituency, Odinga said avocado had been discovered to be the new ‘gold’ in the world. He encouraged the farmers to plant it in large quantities to be able to serve the region as a cash crop. Hass Avocado is the new cash…

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FARM TOUR; To Mkulima wa Nyeri Farm

FARM TOUR and production training on Grafted Tree Tomatoes, Hass Avocado & Passion Fruit – 5th May 2018 – Nyeri County   Be part of this farm tour and training on one of the best managed farms in Nyeri county on Tree Tomato, Hass Avocado and Passion Fruit farming. This tour is ideal for those who want to venture on fruit farming, those already doing it and want to maximise profit. The tour is organised Farm Expose in collaboration with and Oxfarm Organic and farmers trend.   THEME: “Increasing Profit…

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Hass Avocado Farmers To Benefit From Europe’s Market Until August

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Hass avocado farmers will benefit with the extended export quantity of fruit into Europe, a move meant to fulfill the growing demand when major supply nations dropped in hass avocado production.  Leading world fresh produce exporter, Eagle Fruit Alliance, says hass avocado in South Africa and South American countries reduced due to hostile climatic conditions. The news comes a couple of days when the agriculture Crops Development Authority (HCDA) approved exploitation and export of the hass Avocado beginning April until August. Kenya has 2 main Hass seasons, with the primary…

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Drip Irrigation system and its benefits

papaya drip irrigation

Drip irrigation is a form of micro-irrigation that has the potential to save lots of water and nutrients by allowing water to drip slowly to the roots of plants, either from the soil surface or buried below the surface. The goal is to position water directly into the basis zone and minimize evaporation. Drip irrigation systems distribute water through a network of valves, pipes, tubing, and emitters. Depending on however neat, installed, maintained, and operated it is, a drip irrigation system is more economical than different kinds of irrigation systems,…

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Money grows on Tree tomato fruit farming

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If you are a businessman and you are looking for a financial breakthrough, then the idea of growing tree tomato is a precise way of doing just that. The fruit is tremendously gaining momentum in the market and the demand is super high. The interesting part of this type of fruit is that it requires minimum care and could be done as a side hustle rather than a full time job. A farmer with an acre of land can earn more than a million annually through tree-tomato farming. However, the…

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Increase Farm Productivity by conducting Soil Test

Most farmers think that, most yields are achieved through employment of good agricultural practices such as use of certified seeds, proper land preparation as well as fertilizer application. However, soil plays a major role, hence the need to conduct soil test. A research was carried out recently in one of the counties to search out the soil condition for farmers who wanted to plant irish potatoes, maize, green peas, beans and many more. when conducting soil test, two aspects of the soils were examined, namely, soil fertility and the prevalence…

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Governor Mutua: Hass avocados are in super high demand in the world

Avocado farming in Kenya presents a good opportunity not only for farmers, but a growing population of young people to venture into. The Kenyan market both domestic and export is growing but limited by the production capacity of the current farmers. The most popular variety for the export market is the HASS avocado. Hass is a semi-spreading tree requiring at least 5.2m by 5.2m planting distance at maturity. It is a generous bearer of fruit. Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua during his benchmarking tour in Nyeri County on Friday. Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua has…

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Financial potential of grafted passion fruit farming in Kenya

Passion fruit, which is a climbing vine, may be a versatile crop whose demand is growing in both domestic and export markets. Passion fruit the third most well-liked fruit in Kenya after bananas and mangoes and bananas respectively. The fruit will be eaten fresh or consumed when extracting the pulp and creating juice. Passion fruit juice may be a delicacy and is in high demand within the domestic markets. The juice is used in a form of products and also the pulp is also supplementary to totally different dishes. A…

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Grafting Tree Fruits and Its Benefits

Grafting Tree Fruits and Some Of Its Benefits It can be difficult for farmers to earn their livelihoods from growing only grain crops. That’s why it’s good to learn new methods which increase production to farm our own land. One method is by making a nursery to grow improved fruit tree seedlings. This means you can grow tasty and nutritious fruit on your own land, and at the same time sell or trade extra production to earn cash. There are many methods of joining local wild fruit tree rootstock to…

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