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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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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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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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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The benefits of certified fruit seedlings

certified fruit seedlings

The initial cost of buying certified fruit seedlings can discourage many farmers. Farm generated fruit seedlings is usually a lot cheaper than purchasing seedlings from an external source. So if a farmer’s primary concern is about cost per unit of farm-saved seedlings versus cost per unit of certified seedlings, the equation is simple. Farmers may even say “we’ve always used farm-saved fruit seedlings.” Why invest in something new? But farmers who think a little more recognize that it’s not enough to merely consider the price difference. Farm fruit seedlings requires…

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Why You Should Farm Organically?

As our knowledge of the harmful effects of agricultural chemicals grows, more and more farmers and consumers are rediscovering their organic history, returning to the methods of old, such as plucking insect pests and weeds by hand and hoe, and amending soil with natural fertilizers—compost. The joy in growing your own food is the joy in savoring its delicious flavor and in providing good food for others to enjoy. Discover how to rebuild your garden with an organic foundation and produce the vegetables, fruits and herbs that will nourish your…

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