Pixie orange are a relatively new variety of oranges that have gained popularity in Kenya due to their unique taste, easy-to-peel skin, and high nutritional value. Pixie oranges are also known for their juicy texture and bright orange color, which make them a popular choice among consumers in Kenya and around the world. Farming pixie oranges in Kenya can be […]
The Future Of Macadamia Farming
Macadamia farming in Kenya has experienced significant growth over the past decade. The country is the third-largest producer of macadamia nuts in the world, after Australia and South Africa. The demand for macadamia nuts continues to increase globally due to their health benefits, and as such, the future of macadamia farming in Kenya looks promising. There are several factors that […]
How profitable is Pomegranate farming?
Growing drought-tolerant plants can be an excellent choice due to the increasing climate change and unpredictable weather patterns. Pomegranates are profitable crops that flourish in a wide range of climatically challenging cultivation conditions. They require little water and can survive well in hot and dry environments. How profitable is Pomegranate farming? Pomegranate awareness has increased tremendously over the past few […]
Kenya to export 20,000 tons of avocado to China this year
Industry experts claim that Kenya will ship 20,000 tons of avocados to China this year. In a statement from the Department of African Affairs, the department’s Director General Wu Peng said the first batch of the consignment has arrived in China. “With the arrival of the 1st batch of avocados from Kenya in 2023, it is estimated that 20 thousand […]
How to prepare your land for fruit farming
Land preparation is crucial for fruit farming because it can significantly impact the productivity and profitability of the farm. Here are some reasons why land preparation is essential for fruit farming: Enhances soil fertility: Proper land preparation ensures that the soil is fertile and has the necessary nutrients for plant growth. This helps the fruit trees to establish quickly and […]
Teacher Gamble With Fruit Farming Pays Off
Patrick Mutiso, 46, has been practising mixed crop farming for almost three years. The Mutulani Secondary School teacher grows a variety of crops on his seven-and-a-half-acre land in Muani, Makueni County. The farm is about five kilometres from Sultan Hamud, on the road to Kasikeu. The teacher grows pawpaw, capsicum, maize, tomato, watermelon and many other crops. He also keeps […]
A Complete Guide On Growing Grapes in Kenya
Viticulture is a Latin word for vine. It’s the science, production, and study of grapes. It deals with the series of events that occur in the vineyard. Viticulture has been practiced all over the world especially in developed countries with majority of production being for wineries. Grape Varieties There are very two main grape varieties being Table variety and Wine […]
Notes on Citrus Farming In Kenya
Citrus is a genus of flowering trees and shrubs in the rue family, Rutaceae. Plants in the genus produce citrus fruits, including important crops such as oranges, lemons, grapefruits, pomelos, and limes. Citrus farming in Kenya is a profitable and popular venture, with a growing demand for citrus fruits both locally and internationally. Grafted citrus farming is a technique that […]
Which are the Suitable Counties that Hass-Avocado Be Planted 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 […]
Why farm grapes in Kenya?
Grape is a woody vine that produces clusters of edible berries. Grapes are currently being grown in Kenya, especially in Naivasha and Meru. They can be eaten raw or can be used to process wine and other products such as jam and grape juice. There are plenty of health benefits in consuming grapes for they are a rich source of […]