Five types of improved kienyeji breed in Kenya

Five types of improved kienyeji breed in Kenya

Today, every poultry farmer is looking for a high-productivity yield that is less prone to diseases and easy to manage. In Kenya, improved kienyeji breeds have become a good option for many farmers. What many beginner poultry farmers don’t know, however, is that, unlike pure Kienyeji, there are at least five types of improved kienyeji … Read more

Five ways to learn poultry farming

10 ways to learn poultry farming

Many young people out there do the mistake of going into the poultry farming business without first learning about what it entails. While there are uncountable ways to learn poultry, I am always startled that an increasing number poultry farming projects fail. I understand that many of the potential farmers are afraid of investing in … Read more

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

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

How to pay for DigiFarm inputs

DigiFarm is a product of Safaricom PLC that offers loans to farmers. It allows farmers to acquire farm inputs at affordable prices. My previous post describes several benefits farmers can get by joining the DigiFarm platform. With DigiFarm, you can apply for a loan and repay it upon harvesting. See my article on How to … 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