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Best Agribusiness For the Youth to Engage in Kenya

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Kenyan’s full potential in agribusiness remains untapped to an extent. Challenges that agriprenuers face include middlemen, weather and climate change, and low investment in the sector contribute much to what impedes the sector’s full potential.

Both the private and the public sectors should invest heavily in this wonderful sector, and the government shouldn’t be left behind. It’s disheartening that lending institutions such as banks easily give loans to real-estate investors yet find it hard to offer the same services to farmers, fearing the risks involved yet every undertaking has risks.

Other challenges include, poor quality farming inputs as well as pests and diseases that hamper farming. In order to cut middlemen, farmers should form saccos and cooperative societies through which they can market their produce without exploitation from middlemen and easy purchase of raw materials and farm inputs.

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Over reliance on the natural rain is a key in heightening the adverse effects of climate change on agribusiness and agriculture.

Reliance on rain-fed farming is key in heightening the adverse effects of climate change on agriculture and agribusiness. Investors in the sector should spend on modern innovative methods of farming such as using greenhouses, different forms of water-efficient irrigation, and artificial weather-controlled environment farming, among others.

Lets take for instance 2018 long rains, the rains were too much that Kenya even experienced flooding in some areas, in such days, farmers can collect water and store in dams, ponds, tanks and other similar water storage facilities. This always comes handy in dry season when they need the water for their crops and other uses in the farm.

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Benefits of investing in agribusiness

In agribusiness, you can as much as a million if you do it right. A tiny country like Netherlands feeds its population and still remains the second largest exporter of agricultural and horticulture produces.  Such an economy obviously has the benefits trickling down to farmers, which makes them rich. Agribusiness essentially is a rewarding sector.

Best Agribusinesses to engage in, in Kenya

First of all, youth should be attracted to farming and agribusiness. Greenhouse farming is among the best to start with.  Crops such as pepper, capsicum and tomatoes, among others, are good to start with. Bamboo farming is another good venture to invest in as the plant is versatile and never lacks markets. Pig keeping is yet another important project which youth can invest in.

Pig farming is another lucrative business to think about. For instance, Netherlands, a small country with a population of about 17 million people, has up to 10 million pigs, showing how important pig-keeping is important to the country’s economy.

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Then there is hass avocado farming, which is among the most productive ventures globally at the moment. At Oxfarm we have a package that guarantees you money through hass avocado farming.

 

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THE FUTURE OF HASS AVOCADO

Hass avocado farming is the next big cash crop in Kenya. In the next 3 years each fruit will be retailing for more than sh 30 which is 100% increase from the current price of sh 15 per fruit at the farmgate. This is due to its day to day discovery of new products in it. These include manufacturing of all types of oil, soap and fat. Don’t be left behind when others are planting this rainy season and after 2 years you will be making great money. A mature Hass avocado tree of 15-20 years can produce more than 3000 fruits per year which mean you can get shot 30000-40000 per tree. An acre can be planted 150 seedlings.

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The good part of it is that avocados requires no management after planting and the normal farming activities will take place as they do not interfere with any crop that you plant. With only sh 40000 per acre we do the planting and manage your farm for 3 months. We also sell seedlings at sh 150 per seedling for those who don’t have big sizes of land. Get in touch with us today. Visit our offices in Nyeri (Osman Allu) , Nairobi (Hermes building) and Eldoret (opposite veecam house). CONTACT US for enquiry.

 

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Varieties of fruit Seedlings

Get all grafted fruit seedlings from us and get free advice on planting, management and marketing of the fruits for free. We have all types of fruits seedling including.

Mangoes (Kent, Tommy, Ngowe and apple varieties) @150
Hass avocados/fuerte @150
Oranges @150
Muthakwa grafted tree tomatoes @100
Apples @400
Lime @150
Lemons@100
Tangerines @150
Macadamia @400
Grafted purple passion fruits @70
Aplicot @300
Pepino melons @100

 

Tissue culture bananas @250
Guavas @100
Plums @400
Peaches @300
Pomegranates @300
Kiwi @800
Pawpaw @50
Grapes @250

Delivery services available countrywide. Contact 0702536978/0723662773 for more. Visit our offices at Hermes house opposite kTDA, Tom mboya in Nairobi, Nyeri at Kang’aru House.