Agri-Tips

What you must do to become a successful youth agripreneur in Kenya


  Agribusiness, “farming as a business,” is the new thing in town and every young Kenyan wants to try their luck into it. As a youth, I know that the rush to agribusiness is not just because it is a profitable venture. Rather, “farming-for-money” has become the only option for millions of graduate colleagues who are …

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Top 20 best irrigation companies in Kenya


  In one of my previous posts, discussed how parents and teachers discourage youth agripreneurship in Kenya. However, parents and teachers are not the only barriers to youth entry into agriculture, agribusiness, or farming in general. There are thousands of youth out there who are willing to invest their time and money in farming in Kenya …

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Top 22 financial institutions offering agribusiness loans to farmers in Kenya

Agribusiness Loans In Kenya

  Access to starting capital is a major issue for many Kenyan youths who want to venture into farming. The problem is not that Kenyan banks do not offer farm finance (agribusiness loans or agri-loans). In fact, a good percent of banks and other financial institutions in Kenya have at least one type of farm loan. …

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Top 10 obstacles to successful youth agripreneurship in Kenya


  Kenya is facing an ever-rising need to invest in agriculture. This trend is driven by numerous factors including the growing demand for food by the country’s increasing population. But Kenya isn’t alone. According to The World Bank’s estimates, the global demand for food will grow by 70% by 2050. On the other hand, Food and …

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13 challenges to expect as a seedling producer in Kenya


  Agribusiness is turning out to be one of the most lucrative fields in the modern world. In Kenya, more than 13.7 million youth (or an estimated 35.4% of the country’s total population) were already in agribusiness by 2014 according to a World Bank report. One beautiful aspect of this sector, which I cannot forget to …

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What are the pros and cons of buying seedlings?


  When starting up a commercial tree growing project, there are lots of decisions you have to make. The most difficult one is whether to buy seedlings or prepare the seedlings you need from scratch. Although I’ve experience with both, I may not tell you exactly which option to go by because you’ll need to consider …

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Should You Buy Seedlings or Prepare Your Own Seedlings? Here are Some Factors to Consider


  So, you’ve discovered that money grows on trees and you’re set to join the family of investors making money from a commercial tree growing? You’re now at the point of deciding whether to buy seeds to prepare your own seedlings or go straight for ready seedlings from a certified nursery dealer? Well, if you found …

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5 Compelling Reasons Why Farmers Should Have a Blog


  Farming is lucrative if you do it right. And one way to do it right is to use modern technology. Everywhere, young farmers are effectively using social media platforms to access expert advice, communicate to customers, market farm produce, and share ideas. However, not many farmers understand the power of owning a website for their …

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5 Compelling Reasons You Should Start Advertising Your Farm Produce on Your Own Website or Blog


  In one of my recent posts, I explained 5 Reasons Why Farmers Should Have a Blog. In that article, I illustrated that your farm blog can be your advertisement platform. In this post, I will give you 5 Compelling Reasons You Should Start Advertising Your Farm Produce on Your Own Website or Blog. Without wasting …

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