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Former IT expert making a fortune from pawpaw

For those not yet familiar with the “poor man’s banana” as it is also informally known, the pawpaw is an oblong-shaped fruit, light green in colour, averaging the size of a standard supermarket potato. The inside of the fruit is a creamy, custard texture, varying in colour from creamy-white to yellow-orange. Its taste is most […]

Danish ambassador launches AgriBiz call for applications -Isiolo

On Wednesday 3, 2021, Danish Ambassador to Kenya, H.E Ole Thonke, launched the AgriBiz call for applications in Isiolo. The event happened during a courtesy visit to Isiolo which brought together delegates from the Danish Embassy, Isiolo county government representatives and staff from Kenya Climate innovation Centre (KCIC) who are conducting the program in the […]

Go into agribiz, KCIC urges women and youth

Kenya Climate Innovation Centre (KCIC) is calling upon youth and women in Isiolo, Uasin Gishu, Machakos and Kisii to engage in agribusiness with ready and available financial and technical support from the AgriBiz program funded by the European Union and Danida. KCIC CEO, Dr. Edward Mungai made the call in Machakos County Government offices where […]

Kisii,Uasin Gishu sign MOU with KCIC to bring wealth to farmers

The County Governors of Kisii and Uasin Gishu, H.E James Ongwae and H.E Jackson Mandago respectively, have signed an agreement with Kenya Climate Innovation Centre (KCIC) to support a remarkable project that will accelerate wealth creation for the people in the two counties and the neighbouring areas. The project is designed to change the lives […]

Quantum Feeds: Providing homemade feed formulation to farmers

The cost of animal feeds has significantly gone up following the introduction of 16% VAT on all animal feeds. The increasing cost is driving many farmers out of business as feeds account for more than 80 percent of the production cost. Making your own feeds cuts down the costs while increasing your profit margin.  Quantum […]

IT professional who owns a thriving flower business in Nairobi

Esther Wambui Kimani has turned her passion for flowers into a thriving business in Kenya. She is the owner of Merest Flowers, an enterprise that specializes in connecting cut flower growers, farms and plantations in Kenya with florists and wholesale flower buyers across the globe. Esther has been fond of flowers since she was young […]

A family of local farmers producing export quality herbs

Do you remember the old adage, “The family that prays together stays together”? The same sentiment of strength and togetherness can be expressed in farming, too, if we say, “The family that farms together stays together.” And while it may not rhyme or be as spiritually significant, it really does matter that families stay together […]

From a bank manager to a dairy farmer

After five years in banking, Athanas Mbele Mwachia left his comfortable source of income to become a dairy farmer, an industry he describes as the real money-maker. I thought for me to go into business, I had to venture into an industry where much money is pumped in every day. For an average Kenyan family, […]

Food processing company to add value to locally-grown cassava

Gladys Mwangi’s view of the cassava crop is beyond that of an orphaned crop for rural, poor African farmers.  As the founder of GIRAYS Limited, this full time farmer has found a niche processing cassava into flour, starch and animal feed and sees a bright future for Kenyan cassava farmers and processors like herself.  Cassava […]

COVID-19 brings out the farmer in a field officer

Agricultural field officer Faith Nzivo, has learnt some hard lessons during the pandemic. From running a comfortable profession in Murang’a County, circumstances changed her perspective towards life and made her turn adversity into opportunity. Prior to COVID-19, I was working as an agricultural field officer for a private company in Murang’a. When COVID came, I […]