Hass avocados exporters looking for 10,000 farmers to grow the crop

Fair Trade Enterprises Limited, a social enterprise fresh produce exporter is seeking 10,000 farmers to grow hass variety of avocados to meet its demand of over 690 tonnes of avocados that it exports to European Union (EU) markets every month. Hass is the most popular avocado variety with great demand in global markets due to its nutty flavor and rich butter. It accounts for about 80 per cent of all avocados consumed in the entire world. In Africa the variety is grown in both Kenya and South Africa. RELATED ARTICLE;…

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Embu farmer finds riches in growing tree tomato grafted with an indigenous tree known as Muthakwa

Suleiman Njeru started with tomato farming in 2010 but the crop did not yield much and he incurred huge losses due to the harsh humid climate. A friend advised him to try tree tomatoes, which have a high demand in Runyenjes. Check; Hass avocado growing manual and pests affecting them http://oxfarmorganic.co.ke/index.php/2018/08/21/hass-avocados-gr…vocados-in-kenya/ ‎ “I was told that the market for tree tomato fruits was huge locally because not many farmers grow the plant,” he says, adding that the main crops grown in Embu county are tea, coffee and vegetables. Njeru bought…

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Oxfarm organic ltd reveal a new website http://oxfarmorganic.co.ke/ as a virtual online shop

Due to the high demand of our organic seedlings, farm inputs and planting packages we have launched a new website to serve you better http://oxfarmorganic.co.ke/ as our virtual online eshop. This will help our customers’ book for all our services online. You can book seedlings, buy farm inputs, machinery, greenhouses, drip kits, livestock, livestock implements like milk ATM, cow mattresses, milking machines, chaff cutters, etc via a simple mail and delivery is done the next day. We will give free delivery service to our customers who order through our new…

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New varieties of tree tomatoes and arrowroots ensure bumper harvest for innovative farmer in Nyeri county ( Benefits of Muthakwa grafted tree tomatoes)

For Elizabeth Nyambura, a two-year wait to reap from tree tomatoes was her turning point in farming. In 2010, a family friend who was visiting from Holland offered to buy for her hybrid tree tomato seeds. She took her savings of Sh262,000 from proceeds of a tree nursery and imported 750 grams packet of seeds. The seeds took two years to mature and bear fruit. “I was able to harvest 200kgs of fruits from the trees but I was discouraged by the two-year wait for the trees to mature. So…

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success story of kakuzi ltd farming over 1000 acres of Hass avocados

Kakuzi farms 408 Hectares of avocado producing and exporting both Fuerte and Hass cultivars. The Hass season runs from June to mid-September with Fuerte starting a little earlier in March/April. In 2011 we exported 3,280 tons of Hass and 1,245 tons of Fuerte. A to Z of avocado shipping in Kenya  http://oxfarmorganic.co.ke/index.php/2018/07/13/shipping-procedure-of-hass-avocados-from-kenya-to-europe-or-middle-east-market/ Please follow and like us:0

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New market for passion fruits in Kenya

Very often, fruit and vegetable farmers in Kenya have to grapple with greedy middlemen to market their produce. Arid Lands Information Network (ALIN), an NGO working with farmers to provide market information, which has increased their hopes of earning more from their produce.  ALIN has initiated a market linkage project in the region, where farmers have been put in seven commodity groups to enhance their marketing channels. “Organising farmers into commodity groups helps them bulk their produce, bargain collectively and negotiate for better prices. Economies of scale further reduce transportation…

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oxfarm organic packages

                            Oxfarm organic packages Cost of packages involves the cost of soil testing, land preparation, seedlings and three months management. Management involves visiting the farm on regular basis for advice as well as replacement of non performing seedlings. We can extend the three month management on agreement with the client.   Passion fruits No of seedlings -700 Cost of holes preparation-30 per hole Cost of manure 23, 000 Cost of planting -@10 per hole 7,000 Cost of seedlings @70 We charge 60,000 per acre which involve the cost of land…

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