Tag: Kenya

Kenya: Youth exploring the fisheries value chain

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In Kenya, Airstrip Blessing Youth Group is involved in fisheries, which is improving the livelihoods of its young members. This video has been funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), in the framework of the Youth Economic Empowerment through Agribusiness in Kenya (VijaBiz) project. Mainly

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Kenya: Value addition to improve profits in dairy farming

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In Kenya, 16% of milk undergoes home or artisanal processing. In the County of Kilifi, Umoja Youth Group manufactures yoghurt and fermented milk, popularly known as Mala. This video has been funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), in the framework of the Youth Economic Empowerment through

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Kenya: Empowering women in the fisheries sector

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Kenya is the 4th major producer of aquaculture in Africa. In the County of Kilifi, the Mayungu High Vision Women’s Youth Group is involved in the fisheries business to address the market demand for fish. This video has been funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), in the framework of the

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Kenya: Ready market for youth in the cereal business

AgribusinessTV July 13, 2020 1393 No Comments

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In Nakuru County in Kenya, Eagle Sight Youth Group ventured into maize and bean farming with a capital of KES 30,000. This activity is supplying food to the locality and creating jobs for youths. This video has been funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), in the framework of the Youth Econ

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Kenya: A one stop shop for poultry farmers

AgribusinessTV February 20, 2018 3520 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 9795 17 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 1300 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 3941 3 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 2905 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 3492 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