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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Hass-avocado Farming: Suitable Counties in Kenya

sustainable hass avocado farming in kenya

Hass Avocado is the new goldmine for modern farmers. Ever thought why county governments are insisting on Hass-Avocado farming? Most of you must by now know that many county governments are encouraging farmers to plant avocados. This is so because hass-avocado does not require much labor and time to maintain. In addition, demand for avocado is extremely high and we just can’t satisfy the current local demand and in  European countries. Before the market was regulated, farmers used to sell a fruit for as low as Sh1. Now they sell…

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Current state of hass avocado farming in African Kenya and Africa

CURRENT STATE OF HASS AVOCADO FARMING IN AFRICAN KENYA AND AFRICA Hass Avocado could be a universal fruit that thrives in most climatic zone climes and therefore the temperate belt of the planet. The angular distance demarcations for the foremost varieties area unit between 450 “N and 600” S. This includes most of Pacific America, South-east Asia and continental Africa where Africa Hass Avocados find their way thanks to numerous world markets for various functions. Africa Hass Avocado Varieties Kenyan Hass Avocado Varieties area some of the best within the…

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AVOCADO EXPORT FLOURISHING IN KENYA

Kenya is known to support its budget through agriculture majoring on exports of tea, coffee, flowers. However, Hass avocado is now getting a lot of attention. Kenya is in an ideal location for Avocado production since it’s in subtropical climates and avocados do well in such conditions. South Africa and Kenya are major exporters of Avocados in Africa, with hass, fuerte, and pinkerton varieties. There is a countless potential for hass avocado production in Kenya due to its climatic conditions especially in central Kenya, upper eastern and rift-valley areas. Most…

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Establishing a tree fruit orchard in Kenya

Establishing an orchard for your tree fruits Where to plant your fruit trees is an important consideration when starting your orchard. Ideally you want good drainage, good soil, plenty of sunshine (fruiting trees require a minimum of 6-8 hours of sun per day during the growing season), and good air flow. You want your trees to be wind protected and try to avoid low-lying sites. A slope is the best location, if you have one. Fertile soils with a depth of  more than 1.5 meters and pH range of 5.8–6.6…

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Earn more than 10 million per acre with 30k investment.

Earn more than 10 million per acre with 40k investment. Project: Hass avocado, contract farming Cost: 40000 What’s in 40k: Free consultancy soil Testing 150 hass avocado seedlings at a spacing of 17*17ft, digging of holes 2ft by 2ft, manure application, delivery of seedlings and planting, monitoring for the three months. Market connection. We start by first coming to your farm location to monitor it and doing soil analysis to ensure that the project will be successful. The best time to do the project is during the rainy season either…

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Avocado the new cash crop in our farms

The most important crop to me now is avocado of the hass variety. The fruit has a limitless market in Europe. It is bigger than coffee. One properly watered tree of hass avocado can give you 1,000 fruits a year, which comes to Sh8,000. Relief seeds is far more helpful than relief food. With the poorest soil conditions, the 2kg should be able to give us three to five bags. To increase the market for farmers, we have also launched the Murang’a County Schools Milk Programme. Pupils from nursery to…

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