What is required from the farmer?
- Clearing of the farm for any weeds and bushes.
- Paying the agreed amount on time.
- Transport cost; Ksh 20 per Km from Nairobi or Nyeri town whichever is convenient.
- Farm preparation.
- Payment is 80% of the package during booking + Transport and 20% to be paid on material day of planting
Other additional cost to consider
- Field visits and consultation from agronomist.
- Irrigation and its system.
- Management of the farm
WHY SHOULD YOU ENGAGE ON FRUIT TREE FARMING
There is a huge demand of fruits as more people are becoming healthy conscious, There is increased population driving the demand of food higher, Due to numerous challenges while farming traditional crops like Maize and other cash crops like coffee and tea, the trend favors fruit tree farming. There is also a decline in major fruit producing countries in southern hemisphere like Mexico and South Africa due to climate change which is favoring countries in tropics like Kenya. Due to enhanced bilateral trade between Kenya and other countries like China and US the demand will continue to rise due to enhanced ease of doing business and exports.
THE PACKAGE HAS THE FOLLOWING.
- Certified Fruit tree seedlings
We have Quality healthy seedlings Certified by Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service – KEPHIS and we are registered by Horticultural Crop Directorate – HCD
We have discounted our seedlings at 20% for August 2019.
EARTHLEE – Is an ultra-concentrated, extremely pure, naturally occurring 80% Humate powder which contains no traces of sodium or heavy metals. EARTHLEE supplies to crops the active ingredient of Organic Matter i.e. humus which is readily available in an easy to use and cost effective dry powder form.
EARTHLEE accomplishes the normal function of organic matter and there by reduces the need for bulk application of organic matter in the soil. Over time, EARHTLEE will enhance nutrient transfer; increase the Soil Cation Exchange Capacity, water-holding capacity and structure of the soil, as well as its aeration, tilth and workability.
Earthree saves the farmer huge cost of adding farm yard or compost manure which is bulky and more costly. The 20g of earthree is equivalent to a bucket of common manure per hole.
Absorber KM (Reduces irrigation frequency by 50%).
Absorber is a water retainer that, when incorporated into a soil or a substrate absorbs and retains large quantities of water and nutrients. Unlike most products that become hydrated, Absorber has the property of easily releasing the absorbed water and nutrients, thereby allowing the plant to have water and nutrients available at will as a function of the absorption – release cycles.
We add 20g per hole for every plant. Absorber saves on cost of irrigation, better fruit tree establishment and minimizes leaching of soil minerals and fertilizers.
We expect the farmer to have prepared the land (i.e the land should be cleared of any bush and trees and ploughed). We come with our own labor to your farm; we have professionals who know how to carry out even biggest of the projects. The planting team will first start by measurement and digging of planting holes, mixing and soil treatment with organic materials, and later we plant the seedlings).
We also give agronomy advice with visits to our clients farms.