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Food Safety - Key Recipe For Restaurant Success

This is a part of the Quality Food Is Quality Life series to increase awareness on why food safety matters. Subscribe on the pop up below to receive more installment of these articles. What Do Customer Want? Clean. Customers want clean. Clean…
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French Beans Mishiri Farmer In Meru Puts Soil Analysis To The Test

Does soil testing really work? Laban Kirimi, a French beans (commonly known as Mishiri) farmer in Meru, put soil analysis to the test and we have the results.. French Beans Mishiri Farming When Laban first tested his soil, he was very enthusiastic…
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Anne Muturi: How Soil Analysis Has Helped Me Farm With Information

Ann has won many hats in the past from being a student of math and chemistry at university level, an IT professional and an NGO practitioner to her now current occupation which is farming. She’s been farming for the last 3 years and decided…
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Meru Farmer Doubles His Onion Yield With Daktari Wa Udongo

By Oscar “To be a successful farmer one must first know the nature of the soil.” - Xenophon, Oeconomicus, 400 B.C. James Mbogo is a farmer at heart. For 7 seven years now he's been tilling his one acre farm at Ngare Ndare in Meru County.…
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Mwihaki Ndung'u On Growing Potatoes Successfully: It Starts With The Soil

Growing potatoes successfully is no longer a mystery. In the misty rolling landscape of Kinale in Kiambu County, lies two potato farms. One belongs to Ms. Mwihaki and right next is her's - is her cousin's Jane potato farm. Potato is a common…
Nyumbani Childrens Home

Crescent Joya: My Maize Lethal Necrosis Disease Story

Maize farmers dread it Understandably so, because it causes total crop failure And it has no cure.. The only way to handle it is to prevent it. What are we talking about? Maize Lethal Necrosis Disease aka MLND. A lethal viral…
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Wamagata Ng'ang'a: Why More Fertilizer Isn't Always Better

By Oscar Adika   "More isn't better. It's just more. And if directed at the wrong things, it's actually worse." - anonymous Tucked in the middle of ever bustling and busy Kinoo area, lies a 3 acre farm. 2 small greenhouses, a cow/goat/chicken/rabbit…
Nyumbani Childrens Home

Ken Chemngorem: How I Improved My Milk Production With A Simple Soil Test

Deep in the heart of Nakuru county in Kenya, Ken Chemngorem is managing an impressive 20-acre modern farm. 14 dairy cows and 6 calves graze peacefully in the green terrain of the farm. For Ken, these cows mean a lot since they provide upto around…
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Nyumbani Karen Organic Farm: Why Knowing Your Irrigation Water Quality Is So Important

By Oscar Adika   "To get a good production in farming, there are basics you cannot ignore in farming. One of them is irrigation water analysis.." - Paul Ndirangu Paul Ndirangu is the Farm Manager at Nyumbani Children's Home. Paul…
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Government Banks On Crop Insurance To Boost Agricultural Output

This article originally appeared in The Business Daily Newspaper Boosting Food Security The government is banking on crops insurance to achieve food security in the country, a senior s officer in the Agriculture ministry has said. John…