Let’s be honest, you weren’t. Right? The rainfall patterns have been erratic this year in a manner that most farmers did put a hold on their farming projects and some might have even lost hope in farm.
But you know what? At Oxfarm we didn’t despair, we kept working and strategizing how we will be of help to our farmers just in case the rains came abruptly by designing fruit packages of high economical value.
HASS AVOCADO. Heard of it? Globally known as the “Green Gold”. Yes, I know now you wondering how can gold be green. And here is where your attention is needed most.
An acre of land accommodates 150 Hass avocado trees with a spacing of 5m by 5m. These trees mature after 3 years (first harvest) producing around 50-60 fruits. Looks low, right? But what you do not know is a these keep growing, production per tree keeps increasing in the sense that when this tree reaches it’s 6th, 7th & 8th year per tree you will be harvesting over 500 fruits with farm gate price per fruit ranging between 10/ – 20/- depending with the demand Vs Supply.
Arithmetically on the lower case an acre produces; 1st of production Yr= 50 ×150=7,500 fruits 7500 × 10= Ksh. 75,000/-
2nd Yr of production =100 *150=15,000 fruits 15,000 × 10= Ksh. 150,000
This December we have a great deal in our avocado package. With your one acre of land we can provide you with the following at your comfort at Ksh 40500.
–> Free Agronomical farm advice from our Agronomist. –> Free Langstroth beehive, –> 10 free fuerte seedlings, –>150 Certified Hass seedlings per acre, –> Organic Manure per hole –> Digging of 150 holes mixing with organic manure plus planting, –> Lifetime Agronomical support –> Post harvest market linkages for your Hass avocado fruits produce
Do yo think is a great deal, engage us today. Pay 80% with remaining pay after we complete the project.
For more information. Email email@example.com Contacts 0740000044 / 0706222888 / 0710588060 / 0769623300 / 0742194880
Farmers are facing losses due to many factors. From adverse weather, upcoming pest and diseases, lack of market for their produce etc.
As a farmer have you ever considered venturing in a more sustainable farming of fruit tree farming.
The trends are changing and you need a change too. Let’s name them from our neighbors farmers who invested earlier and are smiling due to good decision the made and invested on fruit farming. From Hass avocado, pixie farming, banana farming, macadamia farming etc.
These investment need more patience, but their returns are sustainable and guaranteed.
If you are a phone farmer this will be a great investment.
We at OxfarmAg would like to advice you better on what to invest in.
We are encouraging you Farmers to practice fruit-trees farming, as a long term investment. Apart from the financial aspects and benefits, planting of trees is in accordance with the government’s agenda of making kenya more than 10% forest cover up from 7.4%. This will help improve our environment in a big way.
We have all types of fruit trees and will guide a farmer from planting to maintanance, till growth.
We do have planting packages where our agronomist visit your farm and give you professional advice as to what you can plant.
Where is the market?
OxfarmAg in partnership with other Companies we buy fruits for local and export market. This ensures farmers focus on production.
For five days we give you free delivery of fruits plants and a discount.
Why we do this? is to ensure you save on plants so that we achieve the goal we had set you and I of greening our farms 2021 is achieved.
In the ancient days, farmers would have one type of fruit trees in their farm, but the modern day farmer knows that it is better to have assorted fruit trees in your farm as it enables farmers to be in production all seasons hence ensuring of guaranteed income throughout.
Different fruit plants do well in different places. In older to know what will do well engage any of our regional reps for assistance.
We have assortment of fruit seedlings available for you to plant especially now we are approaching rain season.
You can get them in any of our branches, Nairobi Nakuru, Eldoret Nyeri or we deliver for free.
Our five days starts today.
What fruit plants would you love to plant? Let’s Engage.
Engage Nebat on 0706222888 WhatsApp link —> HERE Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Engage Cliff 0769623300 WhatsApp link —> HERE Email – email@example.com Visit us at Ridge ways Along Kigwa road Nairobi
Engage Asman 0740000044 WhatsApp link —> HERE Email – firstname.lastname@example.org Visit us Near White house Nakuru
Engage Dancan – 0710588060 WhatsApp Link —> HERE Email – email@example.com Visit us near rupa mall on the highway opp total petrol station Eldoret.
Mt Kenya region
Engage Stephen 0742194880 WhatsApp link —> HERE Email – firstname.lastname@example.org Visit us Nyeri Tetu Githakwa
Eastern and Coast region
Engage Nebat on 0706222888 WhatsApp link —> HERE Email- email@example.com
We have organised an event to learn more on Apple farming.
On 20th March 2021 we tour Wambugu Apple Eden Farm is Located in Laikipia county Gobit Ward five kilometers From Nyeri-Nyahururu highway at Makutano, where Wambugu apple Variety is Grown among other fruits seedlings.
We meet Mr Samuel the owner of the farm and the son of Mr Wambugu founder Wambugu Apple The Farm was established in the year 2017 with only a few seedlings and within a year they got their first harvest.
Currently the Farm has 1200 mature Wambugu Apple trees and 1000 pomegranate trees and peaches.
Facts About Wambugu Apple.
–> Wambugu Apple produces first fruits in one year after planting the seedling. –> Trees produces fruits throughout the year. –> A mature tree produces average of 30kgs-50kgs annually. –> An acre can accommodate 500 seedlings. –> The Wambugu apple survives in most of the soils if they are well drained. –> Wambugu Apple has a life span of more than 50 years.
What we will learn on 20th March
–> Best sites for apple farming –> Apple planting, Nutrients and Water requirement. –> Pest and disease management in fruit orchard. –> Training Apple trees. –> Apple Pollination groups. –> Profitability of Apple farming. –> Harvesting, Storing and Marketing of fruits. –> We will learn also on Pomegranate farming, Peach farming and how to intercrop for maximum use of your farm.
Let’s Tour Wambugu Apple Aden farm and Orchard.
At Laikipia Ngobit ward.
Organized by OxfarmAgri Tours & Events
Charges include transport, meals, writing materials.
From Nairobi Ksh 3500 From Nakuru Ksh 3200 Self drive to the farm- Ksh 2200 20th March 2021
Reserve your seat. 0710588060/ 0769623300 WhatsApp Chat https://wa.me/254710588060
Mpesa paybill OxfarmAg Ltd No – 340892 Acc – client name
This Conversation came as a result of a customer accusing OxfarmAg Company of con, it was in a Facebook group – Buyers beware Kenya. The Post has since been removed.
The post from the customer said that OxfarmAg conned her Ksh. 380k.
This interview was carried on 16th Feb 2021 for clarification on the part of OxfarmAg Ltd, by Mr Cliff to the OxfarmAg Manager Nebat.
CLIFF: Explain about the issue of a customer losing 380k after ordering the seedlings from Oxfarm.
NEBAT: OxfarmAg Ltd started 2015 and was later formally registered in 2017. We are Licensed and Certified by Horticultural Crops Directorate Authority (HCDA) & Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) to propagate and sell fruit plants seedlings to farmers. We market ourselves with brand names Oxfarm Organic Ltd and Oxfarm.co.ke. Our websites are oxfarmorganic.com and oxfarm.co.ke.
As Oxfarm we acknowledge the issue on social media and we say it’s not a con. The farmer has the seedlings so to our knowledge he has not lost the cash.
We have various pixies seedlings sizes, small @Ksh. 250, medium @ Ksh. 500 and big @Ksh. 1000. When the customer came to our demo farm she needed Medium sized seedlings 1900 of them but at that time we didn’t have that number so she opted to go for small sized seedlings.
After payment was made on 16th December, we delivered the seedlings as agreed with an excess of more than 200 plants. The Customer communicated to us that she was dissatisfied with the sizes of some seedlings and we sent our representative to iron the issue.
CLIFF: Why was there a variance in sizes of delivered seedlings?
NEBAT: I must say there was a difference in the samples she had bought earlier after her visit to our demo farm and the seedlings she ordered and delivered. The samples she had bought were medium sized at discounted price of Ksh. 400. The ordered 1900 pixie seedlings were for small sized with a discount from Ksh. 250 to 200. What we didn’t meet is the customer expectation on sizes for some seedlings that she said were small.
The allegation that we delivered some pixie seedlings that were not grafted is not true since all our citrus fruit seedlings we sell are grafted apart from lemons. The scions might have been small making them seem non-grafted but they there all grafted.
CLIFF: What really transpired till the client had to complain on social media?
NEBAT: The client called us and said that the seedlings were small in size. When company representative was sent, there were 32 damaged seedlings, most were favorable sizes and some were small but not non-grafted. We agreed on replacing the small ones but also pointed out that he should give us 2-3 months for the seedlings we had to attain the sizes they needed. The farmer pointed out that he would communicate with the family members and then later gets back to us on either a refund or replacement. The client never got back to us.
CLIFF: How are you now handling the situation?
NEBAT: We have sent our representative (Mr. Mwangi) to the farm. He has confirmed about the seedlings that were planted 800 of them and also there were other seedlings not planted.
We have agreed with the farmer on refunding the unplanted seedlings.
CLIFF: We have seen other farmers dissatisfied about your seedlings, what are you doing about it?
NEBAT: First I must say we deal with very sensitive products. Plants are living things and need utmost care and proper management. In this case some of the seedlings get damaged on transit and as soon as the farmer communicates with us we do replacement. We have agronomists who visit famers in their farms for proper guidance on management of plants and also in our demo farms.
We insist on farmers to have an understanding that what they plant need much care, some farmers follow the guidelines we give them while others don’t and they end up blaming us for their failure.
We have happy farmers that we have served and also unhappy ones.
CLIFF: Kindly give your clients a protocol to follow whenever such an issue arises.
NEBAT: We welcome all our clients to visit us in our farms in case such an issue arises. If any client has an issue kindly visit us in our farm, call us or email. Our contacts are always provided in our website. Let us solve issues as soon as they arise not rushing to social media it causes more problems than solutions.
We really apologize to the customer for not meeting the needs as expected. We will play our part and ensure agreement we have made is fulfilled.
Commercial fish farming in Kenya has become a great income source and business idea for the many. Many fish farmers are farming fish for family consumption and some are farming in large scale for high profit. We would like you to learn more on fish farming.
On 6th March 2021 we have a fish farming training in Mwea Kirinyaga County.
What we will learn in the event
If you are thinking about starting fish culturing in Kenya, or you are in it, you need to consider some important factors that may affect the success and profitability of fish farming business.
Benefits of Fish Farming
How to Start Fish Farming?
Selecting Land Area
Pond Design & Construction
Selecting Fish Species
Feeding The Fish
Other Care & Management
OxfarmAgri tours on Fish farming tour & event.
The Farm is in Kirinyaga County, on the slopes of Mount Kenya at 1050m above sea level in a low rainfall area famous for irrigated rice that feeds the entire Country and beyond. The Fish Farm is 110 kilometers North East of Nairobi on the Nairobi/Embu and 1.5 km from Kimbimbi town and can be accessed throughout the year through a good all weather road.
Here’s more interesting things about the farm and why they are excellent:
Nile tilapia Fingerling production
Catfish Fingerling Production
Formulating Quality Fish feeds
Demonstrating how to integrate fish with crop farming
Charges include transport, meals and writing materials.
This year If you have to plant a tree, plant fruit trees.
Most of us beginning of year set some goals to accomplish 2021. We hope you add this goal of ‘Greening my farm 2021’ Have a way of ensuring you contribute in conserving the environment.
The positive side of planting fruits trees is that you get rewarded by having fresh fruits from your farm and extra income you get from extras. We are here to assist you by getting quality certified planting materials propagated by professionals at best prices.
To assist you in accomplishing this goal order plant seedlings from us and get them delivered for free to our nearest town.
A great Opportunity to green your farm this year.
Client take on this year Goal - Greening my farm 2021.
"From a social aspect, fruit trees help people become connected to the growing process while also providing a nutritious food source and food security."
It takes 3.5 months to get a mushroom harvest. A mushroom house measuring 4m by 7m can accommodate 600-700 bags. A bag on average produces 1.5kg of mushroom. A kg of mushrooms fetches about KSh400 – 500.
Mushroom farming is very lucrative agribusiness if you understand and learn what it takes to be successful.
On 13th Feb 2021 OxfarmAgri tour have organised a mushroom training, where we will be hosted by experts Bob and Leonard. Here is the invite video.
Here are some of the topics we will cover in training.
How to design crop room for mushroom farming.
How to prepare different type of mushroom compost .
How spawn is required in compost, how to mix it and bag filling. 4 . How to Prepare casing soil and how to apply it .
How to maintain humidity and temperature of the crop room
Mushroom diseases management.
Mushroom harvesting, grading, washing, packing, marketing and branding.
Profitability of mushroom farming.
Register with Dancan for the event. Contact 0710588060 WhatsApp Link HERE
Charges per head –> 2500 Self drive –> 3000 Transport from Nairobi, meals and writing materials. Much welcome.
Get a free bee hive and free transport for the first 50km from our demo farms this festive season.
Package discounted from Ksh 60,500 – Ksh 40,500per acre
Why Every Fruit Farmer Should invest on hass avocado farming.
Everybody loves avocado, right? For the farmers who invested early on them especially the hass avocado are reaping huge. The markets indicates there has been consistent growth on demand hence the prices. Farmers as of last season were getting paid Ksh 10 – 30 per fruit, with an average production 1000 fruits per mature trees farmers have become avocado millionaires.
The increase in demand of the avocado fruits is projected to continue as the country continue on opening new export avenues, plus the increased need of the avocado oil globally. Invest in these fruits, and let us guide you on this process. we have professionals with one goal.
To ensure you succeed and save when starting up on this project. OxfarmAg Ltd has made it easy for the farmers who want to invest in the HASS AVOCADO Farming by offering our vast experience to plant on behalf of the farmer and providing certified seedlings.
Through our research, we have realized that most farmers do not have the knowledge and required experience to successfully farm hass avocado up to maturity and profit from them. This has caused many farmers huge losses, and we are here to offer stairs and a good start in hass avocado orchard establishment.
Let us help you on the hard painful part of trial and error.
WHAT IS IN THE PACKAGE (per acre)
Free consultancy (Normally we charge 5,000 but now its free)
Free hive ( Available for the first 100 acres to be booked SAVE Ksh 6500)
Free 10 fuerte seedlings ( To assist in cross – pollination )
150 certified Fruit tree hass seedlings.
Organic manure (earthlee) per holes (Equivalent to a bucket of normal manure). (Discounted at 50%)
Labor (measurement and digging of planting holes, mixing and soil treatment, planting) (discounted at 50%)
Life time free agronomy support.
LETS GUIDE YOU ON THIS JOURNEY
Contact and WhatsApp your details to our various regional rep for any inquiry
Engage Nebat on 0706222888 WhatsApp link —-> HERE Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Engage Cliff 0769623300 WhatsApp link —> HERE Email – email@example.com .
Visit us at Ridge ways Along Kigwa road Nairobi
Engange Asman – 0740000044 WhatsApp link —-> HERE Email – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit us Near White house Nakuru
Engage Dancan – 0710588060 WhatsApp Link —-> HERE Email – email@example.com .
Visit us near rupa mall on the highway opp total petrol station Eldoret.
Mt Kenya region
Engage Stephen 0742194880 WhatsApp link —> HERE Email – firstname.lastname@example.org .
Visit us Nyeri Tetu Githakwa
Eastern and Coast region
Engage Nebat on 0706222888 WhatsApp link —-> HERE Email – email@example.com
The challenging market trends are forcing farmers to look for new ways to increase their produce volumes and increase profitability. To survive in the export market, farmers must embrace different agri-tech solutions. From precision agriculture to harvesting robots to farm management systems, digital technology is transforming and enhancing today’s agriculture. Previously, cooperatives connected farmers to the market. They bought the produce from the farmers in bulk. Mergers, acquisitions, and poor management have contributed to the decline of cooperatives. The market for fruits such as hass avocados is growing rapidly. The demand for fruits in the local and export market is also increasing.
Agricultural technology aims at solving the key challenges that farmers and exporters face with:
Low market prices
Low and poor quality yields
Variable farm inputs with high prices
Lack of traceability
Poor farm management practices
Lack of an ideal place for farmers to collaborate and share ideas
Software and agricultural systems provide an ideal environment for farmers and exporters from different regions to share ideas and discuss how they can look for better markets. This can improve both the farmers’ and exporters’ efficiency.
Key values of Digital Tools in Agriculture
As more farmers get connected to the internet, more mobile apps, software, and systems are being developed. They are designed to serve different purposes. Some key values of digital tools include:
Creating a central platform for farmers to collaborate
When farmers and exporters use a central platform, they can easily track the daily activities, the performance of the crops, share market information, and analyze the market trends for various crops.
Simple communication between the farmers and exporters
Sharing important agricultural information and documents at different levels of production can help farmers devise better farm management practices.
Advisory based on big data and data analysis
Real-time data helps farmers to track the performance of their crops. The introduction of artificial intelligence and machine learning in agriculture has led to the introduction of sensors, drones, and robots to perform farm management tasks such as harvesting. Sensors, drones, and robots are connected to a system where they send the collected farm data for analysis. Sophisticated data analysis software is used to analyze real-time data and market trends.
Connecting farmers to potential customers
Marketing software and mobile apps can connect farmers to various customers looking for the same produce. Previously, markets for various crops were dominated by brokers who exploited farmers and bought the produce at low prices, especially macadamia nuts. With a large number of potential buyers at a central platform, farmers can sell their produce at the desire prices and get more profits
Tracking crop performance and productivity
Farm management practices are employed to determine the productivity of the crops. Not having an insight into what is required at different growth stages can ruin the entire fruit farming investment.
Farm management solutions provide farmers with full traceability of various agronomy practices that should be employed at different stages.
Having all information at a central platform can help farmers know the pests and diseases that can affect their crops, nutrients required at different growth stages, and how they can enhance their crop production and increase the yields.