Agribusiness between Kenya and Israel

Agribusiness

In agriculture, Agribusiness is that the business of agricultural production. It includes crop production (farming and agreement farming), seed offer, agrichemicals, farm machinery, distribution, processing, marketing, and retail sales. Agribusiness is that the sleeping big that would rework Kenyan rural economy and build jobs for the youths within the agricultural service industries. According to Dr Wagura (2013), a Senior Lecturer at Strathmore University college of Business, agriculture in Israel is an extremely established trade. Israel could be a major exporter of garden-fresh turn out and a world-leader in agricultural technologies…

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How to Improve Soil Fertility

Soil fertility is key

The tips below will help improve your soil quality and ensure it is fertile and less likely to be susceptible to disease and pests: Make sure your soil nutrient balance is right  To see whether you have fertile soil, run a soil test to determine if the nutrient levels are correct. The test will show whether your soil is balanced and has the right amount of nitrogen, potassium and phosphorous. You can contact Oxfarm Organic Limited to test your soil.  Most plants thrive only when the soil has the right…

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Pomegranate fruit Farming: Find Out About Diseases in Pomegranate

Pomegranate Fruit

The Pomegranate (Locally known as kukumanga) originated from the Mediterranean. It prefers tropical to sub-tropical and temperate zones. Oxfarm Organic Ltd informs you about these problems so that you can plan well and have the best outcome. This is a fruit known for all the misconceptions but it is fetching people a lot of money. Pomegranate fruit life diseases are a standard issue in plants grown in wet regions throughout the spring and early summer. Different diseases in pomegranate fruit are rarer and not good in damaging the tree. Learn…

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Kiwi-Fruit Farming: New Money Maker for Farmers

Kiwi Fruit

A kiwi-fruit costs more than KSh 100 in Kenyan supermarkets today. Have you ever asked yourself why Kiwi-Fruit is that expensive? Kiwi-fruit as we have said in our earlier posts is an amazing fruit with amazing benefits. A customer who had eaten Kiwi-fruit in U.S.A visited our offices earlier last week seeking to know where he could get seedlings. He told Oxfarm that he has never eaten a fruit that is so delicious and with so much benefits like a Kiwi-fruit. His worry was why Kenyans are still importing Kiwi-fruits…

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Future state of Grapes in Kenya

Grapes farming in kenya

Grape may be a woody tracheophyte that produces clusters of edible berries. Grapes in Kenya can be eaten raw or are often accustomed into wine and different merchandise like jam and fruit crush. There are many health advantages in overwhelming grapes for they’re a fashionable supply of Vitamins- A, C, K and minerals like iron, copper, manganese. Grapes are wide cultivated everywhere in the world thanks to the very fact that they’re non-climatic and may thrive in several climates however they like deal hot temperatures. Grapes are appropriate for home…

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Pests and diseases associated with Avocado fruit

Soil fertility is key

Avocado tree is a tasty addition to the garden, however there are several pests  and diseases associated with avocado fruit trees that one simply ought to remember before planting. Most of fruit tree issues with sickness will be cliched to placement in poorly drained soils or growing trees that aren’t certified disease-free — they carry the pathogens with them. Read more to learn more about common avocado tree pests and diseases. Common Diseases  associated with Avocado trees Fruit rots – Fruit rots, caused by flora pathogens, usually occur wherever sanitation…

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HEALTHY BENEFITS OF LEMON AND HOW TO GROW THEM

Lemons originated in India and are part of the citrus family. Lemons most likely were introduced in Kenya by Catholic Missionaries when they planted them in in their farms. GROWING LEMONS There are two main varieties of lemons acid and sweet. The acid lemons include: Lisbon and Eureka. The sweet lemons include: Meyer and Ponderosa. Commercially grown lemon trees can reach heights of up to 20 feet. Lemons are very sensitive to cold and must be grown in areas that are not prone to extreme cold. They also require full…

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HASS AVOCADO FARMERS FROM CENTRAL-KENYA ENJOYING EXPORT OPPORTUNITY

Close 1350 avocado farmers from central Kenya, are enjoying steady income from supplying a natural oil extract and export company, OLIVADO with Avocado fruits. 45% of these farmers are women. Olivado buys fruit directly from farmers cutting down the brokers who normally exploit farmers. Avocado acquired from the farmers are processed to make oils by Oliviado in its Muranga Factory which is then exported to 30 countries. The company was founded in New Zealand and first conducted a pilot project in a temporary facility near Nairobi in 2007, when the…

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PEST AND DISEASE MANAGEMENT IN MANGO FARMING IN KENYA

In organic farming systems, preventive methods based on proper crop and habitat management are encouraged. Direct methods of control are reserved for emergencies only. Synthetic insecticides and fungicides are not allowed in organic mango production. The most destructive mango pests are the mango seed weevil and the mango fruit fly, common nearly in all mango producing areas. Mango seed weevil (Sternochetus mangiferae) Mango seed weevil, also called the mango stone weevil, is one of the major pests of mangoes in sub-Saharan Africa. The larva, which is the damaging stage of…

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