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31 October 2017 » Youth Agro-Env Initiative

DOUBLE COBBING FAST MATURING DROUGHT TOLERANT MAIZEDouble cobbing fast maturing maize varieties is the solution to the current harsh climate,food security and ensuring decent lives for farmers.Maize farming is very easy and it’s not labour intensive.Further more green maize has good demand everywhere during the dry season. You may Grow double cobbing maize varieties in zai pits in dry season for maximum profit. One acre will accommodate 1778 planting pits each measuring 75 x 75 x cm which...

14 January 2017 » Youth Agro-Env Initiative

Simple market research is important before agribusiness decision is made.Market research need not be complicated as it simply involves:-b) Asking the right questions.c) Getting information.d) Making decisions based on the information.Questions to address during market surveywho needs or normally buys my kind of product product?List all of them.What market am I targeting? Who will be my major customers? e.g. households, supermarkets,hotels,market traders, people in estates etc. What are...

19 October 2016 » Youth Agro-Env Initiative

31 August 2016 » Youth Agro-Env Initiative

The purpose of this guide book is to empower farmers in technical and managerial competencies for tree tomato agribusiness.Email yagrein@gmail.com to order your copy.Tree tomato is quite different from most fruits trees because it is not seasonal and can grow and bear fruit all the year round generating sustainable income for the farmer.A single tree grown in fertile soil can bear about 20-30 kg of fruit per year. This gives a return of at least 20,000kgs of fruit sold at approximate price of...

05 July 2016 » Youth Agro-Env Initiative

Cultivating Cape gooseberry in Kenya is easy. The basic requirements are seeds, labour and manure. It takes 14-16 weeks from planting to Harvesting. The plant shares same family with capsicum and tomato and are therefore similar to plants in some management practices. A single Cape gooseberries in Kenya can yield average 200 fruits (about 5g each) =1000g or 1kg fruits per season, Equivalent to = 2kg per plant per year with two flowering seasons.4000plants/ acre will give 4000×2= 8000kg fruit...

22 April 2016 » Youth Agro-Env Initiative

Gross ReturnsChilli farming can yield upto  10 per acre tons in Kenya with a market value of Ksh 1M.Chilli is a high value crop being embraced by smallholder farmers in Kenya.The crop requires well-drained soil with a neutral pH (6.5-7.5) and low nitrogen level. Soil sampling and testing is therefore recommended before planting. Land preparationPrepare the land into raised beds that are 50cm apart. Mix the soil with well decomposed manure. Cover the nursery with a clear polythene paper for a...

21 April 2016 » Youth Agro-Env Initiative

Carrots are an emerging crop of high value among many smallholder farmers in Kenya. The crop requires low attention making it manageable. It also has short maturity period and high returns with a kilo retailing for not less than Ksh50. VarietiesCommon varieties in Kenya include but not limited to Chantney, Nantes and Oxheart. Nantes variety is the choice for most farmers due to a nice deep orange colour as well as sweet taste. The carrots are smooth and long. It also has a longer shelf life...

23 February 2016 » Youth Agro-Env Initiative

We process, pack & sell Soya milk, Soya Yoghurt.  Email us on yagrein@gmail.com to order as our distributor or consumerSoy milk is very nutritive, an excellent source of high quality proteins, isoflavones and B-vitamins. Soy milk is free of the milk sugar lactose and is therefore a good choice for people who are lactose intolerant. It is also a good alternative to those who are allergic to the proteins of cow's milk.Health Benefits of Soy MilkStrengthens Brain function Soy milk is Ideal...

23 December 2015 » Youth Agro-Env Initiative

INTRODUCTION Rosemary is a versatile herb light used in French, Greek, North Africa, Portuguese, and Spanish cooking, but extensively used in British and Italian cuisine. The plant has a delightful fragrance, nutmeg  odour and a rather bitter flavor. The herb belongs to the family Lamiaceae and there are several species with different chemical composition specific to different origins. The herb is used to flavour meats, sauces and vegetable dishes. It is also used for its anti-oxidant...

22 December 2015 » Youth Agro-Env Initiative

Introduction A biennial root vegetable grown as an annul .it is hardy and can withstand cold temperatures. Can be boiled and eaten hot or cold .sometimes pickled for use with cold meat and salads.Climatic range  Grows in most areas, but will not tolerate very high temperatures.Soils A light loam soil that is moist during the growing period is preferred. A firm seedbed is required.VarietiesDetroit Dark Red Crimson Globe, Flat Egyptian.PlantingSow in rows 25cm apart and later thin out to 10cm...

25 July 2015 » Youth Agro-Env Initiative

Varieties: Fuerte and Hass are the main export varieties. Nabal, Puebla, Pinkerton, Tonnage, Simmonds.Ecological requirementsAltitude: 1500-2100 m a.s.l. depending on variety,Rainfall: at least 1,000 mm p.a.Temperature: 25-280C,Soils: Deep, fertile and well aerated, Optimum pH 5.5-6.5.234 Propagation: Grafting or budding. Wedge grafting is preferred.Nursery: Use healthy, egg sized seeds to produce rootstock.Grafting: when the seedling reach pencil size thickness.Avocado orchard establishment:...

22 September 2014 » Youth Agro-Env Initiative

Mint herb originated in the Mediterranean. The plant can grow upto 10 to 120cm tall. The leaves are green and grow crosswise on the stem. The leaves are oblong and egg-shaped. Mints contain the volatile oil menthol, which gives mint the characteristic cooling and cleansing feeling. Common varieties include spearmint and peppermint. The mint herb removes bad breath and may help teeth and gums deal with germs. Leaves are often used by campers to keep mosquitoes away.Preparation Fresh mint herb...

31 August 2014 » Youth Agro-Env Initiative

Climbing beans are high yielding giving four times harvest compared to ordinary beansclimbing beans are high yielding leguminous plants which are perfect for food security and agribusiness. The venture is a worthy undertaking as they will yield up to 22 bags per acre while ordinary beans yield about 5-6 bags per acre. Grown at a spacing of 1×1 metre 2 seeds per whole, one acre of climbing beans will hold 8000plants. Each plant can yields a minimum of ¼ Kg beans resulting to total yield of about...

08 August 2014 » Youth Agro-Env Initiative

The practice of growing sweet melons fruits in Kenya is catching up quite fast. The agribusiness pays well as one kilo of the fruit retails at an average of Sh100. Average melon weight is 2kgs.The current demand is quite impressive due to increased awareness of their health benefits. Though the demand is high but the supply is low supply making it a good agribusiness opportunity for. Sweet melon fruit reduces oxidative stress, is helpful for diabetes patients, anti-inflammatory, Controls blood...

23 June 2014 » Youth Agro-Env Initiative

Tomatoes are the fourth most important horticultural crop in Kenya contributing Sh14 billion to the country’s economy annually.  The crop is seriously threatened by tuta absoluta the new pest of tomatoes in Kenya which destroys 50 to 100 % of the crop. The problems origin is said to be Ethiopia but the spread has been detected in parts of Meru, Kirinyaga, Kabete as well as Loitoktok. While addressing press in Sawela Lodge, Naivasha, Cabinet secretary for Agriculture Felix Koskei said that the...

17 May 2014 » Youth Agro-Env Initiative

14800plants per acre yielding heads weighing 1kg each, sold at 40/= per kg. Cost of production is about Ksh 148, 580 per acre. Gross income: 14800×40=Ksh 592,000.Net income: 592,000-148,580= ksh 443,420.Broccoli growing in Kenya is gaining momentum as more people discover the high nutritional value of the vegetable. The vegetable belong to cabbage family and management practices are similar. The crop is started in the nursery which is shaded and regularly watered. The seedlings should be...

21 April 2014 » Youth Agro-Env Initiative

The only reason you are human is your ability to follow your dreams, when hope seems idiotic and your ability to fight when stakes prove otherwise. Sometimes you’ll win not because you are the best but because you follow your dreams to the last breathe as this is what defines humanity. You should not give up on whatever basis no matter how weird, far-fetched and skeptic you might think you follow your dreams are they are achievable. You only need to make the effort since the only thing between...

21 April 2014 » Youth Agro-Env Initiative

Welcome to 8 amazing steps for achieving  sustainable agriculture business listed down and explained.AGRIBUSINESS PLAN DEVELOPMENT: Business plan development is crucial for success of any sustainable agriculture dream. A business plan is a document that supports an enterprise to plan growth, seek funding, and monitor performance over a period of time. An agribusiness plan is the road-map to a success in agribusiness.THE SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE DREAM: Your dream is the most important thing in...

03 April 2014 » Youth Agro-Env Initiative

Kenyan livestock farmers are growing fodder in 8 days using an innovation called hydroponics fodder technology. Kenyan livestock farmers can now grow high quality animal feeds for maximization of livestock yields. These sounds too good to be true yet it’s tested and proven. The high yielding hydroponics fodder technology innovation is fast spreading in the country, offering Kenyan livestock farmers round supply of nutritious green fodder. Hydroponics fodder technology has a cycle of eight days...

29 March 2014 » Youth Agro-Env Initiative

Multi-storey vegetable garden technology in Kenya is a low input low labor farming activity. This involves establishing a garden container such as a large polythene sheeting or cereal bag. The practice is suitable in areas where land and labor are limited particularly in urban and peri-urban areas. The garden can be placed strategically on verandahs, flower beds or at the balcony of storey building. Requirements: Multi-storey vegetable garden technology in Kenya 1.      Plot area 2ft x 2ft2...

24 March 2014 » Youth Agro-Env Initiative

During the hot season, nothing beats a refreshing cup of ice-cream. Enterprising young Kenyans can easily start this business with Ksh 25, 000 or less. Furthermore there is ready market for ice-cream everywhere including on the road side. Ingredients for Small Scale Ice-cream making in Kenya -500 mils whole milk- 400 mils cream-50g icing sugar-Emulsifier( optional)-50g skim milk powder-Gelatin stabilizer if used should be liquefied and then added in the mixture-flavor essence as desired...

01 March 2014 » Youth Agro-Env Initiative

Highland arrowroot technology is the name for the modern agriculture technology in Kenya which enables growing of the crop where there is no River .Use of the highland arrowroot technology is a great breakthrough, modern agriculture technology in Kenya from KARI Katumani. The method is replacing the tradition of growing the crop only in the river valleys with speed. One acre will accommodate 29,333 plants which will yield one tuber each giving a total of 29,333 tubers sold@ Ksh 10 will give Ksh...

17 November 2013 » Youth Agro-Env Initiative

 ANNOUNCEMENT VACCINATION OF KIENYEJI / INDIGENOUS POULTRY @ 5/= PER BIRD SAVE YOUR BIRDS FROM DEATHS CAUSED BY NEWCASTLE DISEASE DURING THE WET PERIOD, AND YOU WILL SMILE ALL THE WAY TO THE BANK. KIENYEJI / INDIGENOUS POULTRY ARE CURRENTLY THE  PREFFERED CHOICE OF CONSUMERS. ONE MATURE BIRD SELLS @ KSH 700 AND ABOVE. WE ARE CARRYING OUT VACCINATION DUE TO PUBLIC DEMAND.IF INTERESTED, EMAIL: yagrein@gmail.com Dairy Farming e-Manualwe sell a detailed Dairy Farming e-manual @ Ksh1050. Email...

12 October 2013 » Youth Agro-Env Initiative

Maize is the most important staple and food security crop in Kenya. Zai pit technology is a water harvesting technology, suitable for areas with unpredictable rains and subsequent crop failure. ZAI PITS DIMENSIONS AND LAY OUT: While growing Maize in Zai pits in Kenya, dig circular or square holes 30cm (1ft) deep. A square hole measuring 75 x 75 x 30 (cm) will accommodates nine maize plants. The top soil is mixed with farm yard manure at a ratio of 4:1 and returned. Manure ratio can be reduced...

10 October 2013 » Youth Agro-Env Initiative

This innovative farming methodcan contribute greatly to  food and income security, while helping in climate adaptation in Kenya, bearing in mind many river valleys have dried up due to global warming. Upland arrowroots technology involves planting the crop in trenches lined with polythene paper and filled with soil manure mixture at a ratio of 2:1. Planting trenches are spaced at 0.5m. One acre of upland arrowroots technology grown tubers will accomodate 29,333 plants which will yield 29,333...

28 April 2013 » Youth Agro-Env Initiative

Make Ksh 25,500 per month from 200 quail’s onlyQuail Returns are quite impressive at a price of Ksh10 per egg.Here are the technical facts about the quail agribusiness 135 eggs produced per by 200 birds day sold @ Ksh 10=ksh1,350200 quails eat 5kgs feed daily @ Ksh 60=ksh300Labor for attending the birds daily @ ksh ksh200Net income per day from 200 quails @ Ksh ksh850Net monthly income from 200 quails @Ksh 25,500Quail poultry are short birds, very rich in protein weighing about 500gms.Their...

09 February 2013 » Youth Agro-Env Initiative

Thorn melon fruit is an emerging agribusiness activity which is a fast expanding . Growing thorn melon in Kenyahas since time immemorial happened wildly particularly in the hot areas like sagana in kirinyaga and the coast province. The fruit has a good taste and makes nice juice. The fruit has a high demand and good local market prices due to its numerous medicinal attributes.It is said to be good for management of high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity.  It is locally variously called...

03 February 2013 » Youth Agro-Env Initiative

Growing stevia in Kenya is a good backyard gardening activity for every household. This is a perfect way to reduce the household budget of sugar, as the sweetener is 30 times sweeter than sugar. Stevia herbal sugar offers sweetness minus the unhealthy effects and the sweetener is calorie free. The leaves can be used directly in tea fresh or dried. The natural leaves can also be cooked and eaten as vegetables. Stevia herbal sweetener is said to be good for all people including diabetics. Stevia...

01 February 2013 » Youth Agro-Env Initiative

A greenhouse is a structure that allows control of environmental factors to some extent such as temperature, humidity,lighting,air movement and pest/diseases. Types of Greenhouses1.     Post and Rafter Greenhouse2.     Quonset3.     Gothic4.     A-frameMaterial options for greenhouse FrameworkAluminium, Steel, plastic,wood, combination Site selection for the technologyFlat to Gently slopingAdequate lighting from the sunAccessible and reliable water sourceWell drained siteStable and workable...

23 December 2012 » Youth Agro-Env Initiative

Strawberry Farming has become increasingly popular in the recent past in Kenyan rural, urban and peri-urban areas. The fruit plant is a high value export crop which makes a multi-billion dollar business around the world. Strawberries are very juicy health-packed fruits which are eaten whole, in fruit salads, jam, milk shake and smoothie juice. Farming of strawberries in Central Kenya region has traditionally been for export to Europe.However an equally lucrative market for the strawberry plant...

28 November 2012 » Youth Agro-Env Initiative

The scientific name for groundnuts plant is arachis hypogaea while the local name is njugu Karanga. Groundnuts originated in South America. They are now grown from seed in most tropical, Subtropical and temperate countries between 40 N and 40 S latitudes, particularly in Africa, North America, South America and Asia. The seeds are rich in oil 38-50%, protein 25%, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and vitamins. They are reported to have medicinal value particularly in the treatment of...

27 November 2012 » Youth Agro-Env Initiative

Cabbage is one of the most popular vegetables grown for cooking and use in salads in Kenya. The plant’s scientific name is Brassica oleraceae and it’s propagated from seed. The seed is widely available in seed stores across Kenya. This vegetable is grown under rain fed or  irrigated conditions. Cabbage is mainly used for cooking, in vegetable salad and as plant matter for livestock feed.The major market outlet is the local fresh market in rural and urban areas. Optimum temperature for cabbage...

29 October 2012 » Youth Agro-Env Initiative

Soya is a wonder bean with more than 360 uses. It contains all the nutrients that the human body requires despite being a plant. The wonder bean has double the amount of protein Found in beef. It has protein of high biological value with all the essential amino acids. This means the protein is naturally  used effectively by the body. The farmers can process the crop into delicious creamy soya drink, milk, meat, yoghurt, oil, flour, snacks and the list is endless.Breakfast is no longer a...

20 October 2012 » Youth Agro-Env Initiative

Calla lily makes fantastic Bridal Bouquets flowers and they are grown from tubers.  In addition it symbolizes magnificent beauty and purity. These plants blooms all the year-round, which makes it affordable. Some brides use white flowers in the bridal bouquet and colored ones, such as purple, pink, green and red, in the attendants' bouquets. While there are many ways to use them in a bouquet, a modern yet classic style where the stems show at the bottom compliments any dress or wedding theme....

11 October 2012 » Youth Agro-Env Initiative

The girl child empowerment in Kenya has sidelined the boy child pushing him to the periphery. The boy child has been ignored for too long. The boy Child is suffering a life skills crisis and needs to be empowered. Life skills enable us to deal with day to day challenges. Consequently, family values are in danger since the boy child is expected to head the family. This has caused many families today to be dysfunctional. The nation which is built on the foundation of the family is standing on a...

06 October 2012 » Youth Agro-Env Initiative

Food can bring health or sickness depending on your eating habits. Inadequate helping and  wrong food mixtures leads to malnutrition. Good nutrition is not optional but a basic human need and a fundamental human right. Therefore it’s essential for all people individually and collectively to care for their nutrition. Global Food and nutrition security for the 9 billion by 2050 is the goal of all the world’s nations including Kenya. According to  surveys carried out by the Ministry of public...

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