Tag: Kenya

Kenya: A one stop shop for poultry farmers

AgribusinessTV February 20, 2018 1541 No Comments

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Abisai Nandi founded Chicken Basket to offer poultry farmers all the services they need under one roof. As a poultry farmer himself, Abisai saw the challenges that the activity involved. These challenges included access to quality inputs, information and training, and also marketing of the birds. To address these, he b

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Kenya: Aquaponics, produce more in less space

AgribusinessTV December 6, 2017 2791 9 Comments

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Daniel Kimani is an industrial engineering graduate. In a greenhouse of 1500 m2, he rears fish, and grows fruits and vegetables. According to Daniel, with his greenhouse of just 1500m2, the productivity with the aquaponics system is like cultivating on one acre of land. In addition, his aquaponics system is powered by

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Kenya: Low cost organic fertilizer from farm waste

AgribusinessTV September 19, 2017 2854 3 Comments

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Samuel Wanderi RIGU is the founder of Safi Organics Limited, a company that manufactures a low cost organic fertilizer from crops’ waste. Samuel saw that farmers were using expensive fertilizers to increase their yield, but instead the yield was decreasing. For him, this was inacceptable and he had to bring a solutio

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Creating youth opportunities through mushrooms

AgribusinessTV June 27, 2017 955 2 Comments

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Paul KISIANGANI was unemployed. In 2006, along with 24 other youths, he started producing and selling fresh and dried oyster mushrooms. Paul was motivated to start Galaxy United Youth Group (GUYG) because of the high level of unemployment among youths in Kenya. He chose mushroom production because it does not require a

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Gluten-free cassava flour for a niche market

AgribusinessTV February 14, 2017 816 No Comments

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Elizabeth GIKEBE is a software developer. She is processing gluten free cassava flour and cassava starch, targeted at consumers allergic to gluten. When processing cassava, the main product is cassava flour, but Elizabeth also uses the by-products. The waste is used as animal feed, and she also makes glue from cassava

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Minting fortunes from garlic

AgribusinessTV November 8, 2016 762 No Comments

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Moses Karimi GITHAIGA runs Saumu Centre Limited, a garlic seed production and training hub. Moses used to sharpen knives to earn a living. But after while, he realised that the work was laborious and did not pay off. So, he got into agriculture. He started with tomatoes and French beans, but it did not work.Read More