Selecting a site for a new poultry farm

Selecting a site for a new poultry farm

Selecting a site for a poultry farm is not a challenging task as long as you understand what an ideal business location is all about. However, you need to remember that your poultry farm will host birds that can be a nuisance to your neighbors. Therefore, there are certain factors to consider when choosing a … Read more

How much does it cost to start a poultry farming business?

How much does it cost to start a poultry farming business

In our beginners’ guide to a successful poultry farming business, we mentioned that you need to ask yourself how much it costs to start a poultry farming business before you set up a poultry farm. The article has a lot of juicy stuff and I strongly advise you to check it out if you’ve not. … Read more

Youth Enterprise Development Fund to transform your agribusiness

youth enterprise development fund

Youth Enterprise Development Fund, what is it and why should you care about it? Kenya, with over 75% of our population below age 35, is taking some crucial steps to boost the sector’s productivity. The government is paying special attention to empowering young agripreneurs considering the country is already facing severe youth unemployment. As I … Read more

Africa’s potential to create wealth from agriculture

We all know that Africa is rich in economic resources. But how is it that a continent with such an abundance of sunshine, water, and arable land is food insecure? Why is Africa a leading importer of food? What justification has Africa for being a poor continent? For me, I see that we have become … Read more

DigiFarm mavuno loan insurance cover

DigiFarm mavuno loan insurance cover

I have posted a couple of articles on DigiFarm. I have introduced what this program is as well as its potential benefits to farmers. In this blog post, I would like us to briefly talk about the DigiFarm Mavuno loan and insurance cover. What is DigiFarm Mavuno Loan? DigiFarm Mavuno Loan is a loan offered … Read more

How can farmers benefit from DigiFarm Learning?

DigiFarm Learning

DigiFarm Learning is a training platform by Safaricom DigiFarm to educate farmers on the best farming practices to increase productivity. So, how do you access DigiFarm learning materials and contents? To begin with, you need to be a DigiFarm registered member. The registration process is free and open to all. Once you register, there are … Read more

How to pay for DigiFarm inputs

DigiFarm is a product of Safaricom PLC that offers loans to farmers. As I explained in my previous post, DigiFarm allows farmers to acquire farm inputs at affordable prices. My previous post describes several benefits farmers can get by joining the DigiFarm platform. It allows qualified farmers to apply for a loan and repay it … Read more

20 ways you can make money from agribusiness in Kenya without going to the farm: Top agribusiness ideas for startups [PART 2]

This is the second part of our series of articles on “20 ways to make money from agribusiness in Kenya without going to the farm.” If you’ve not read PART 1, I recommend you do so by following this link. In this part, I explain how you can make money from agribusiness by providing transportation … Read more

20 ways you can make money from agribusiness in Kenya without going to the farm: Top agribusiness ideas for startups [PART 1]

When I tell young people about making money through agribusiness, the first thing most of them think of is wearing gloves and going to the farm. However, agribusiness is not necessarily about interacting with animals and getting hands dirty with soil. 21st-century agriculture is far different from pre-industrial revolution farming. With modern technologies at our … Read more