Eat and enjoy the health benefits of dolichos

Dolichos, also called turtle beans, are a small type of legume. In Kenya, they are a delicacy among the Kikuyu community (referred to as Njahi). It is an important food, which is typically served during traditional ceremonies including weddings.

The role of milk and dairy products in human nutrition

FAO: Milk and dairy products are an important source of dietary energy, protein and fat. But, the scientific evidence is massing up that regular consumption of large quantities of milk can be bad for your health, and campaigners are making noise about the environmental and international costs of large-scale intensive dairy farming.

The best way to sell your organic produce

The organic market in Kenya has been growing steadily. Consumers especially in the major cities of Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu have been enquiring on how they can get consistent supplies of organic products. This is an opportunity for organic farmers to sell heir organic produce.

Keep diseases away from your cassava crop

Cassava farmers suffer huge losses due to outbreak of diseases. Proper selection of planting material and good management can prevent common diseases and increase crop yields. Studies have shown that the best way to control diseases is to grow a healthy crop of cassava.

Proper care of crops during growth is important

To get a good harvest, farmers have to exercise high standards of crop management and adopt sustainable farming practices that minimize crop pests and diseases and maintain soil fertility. It is important to plan ahead and get equipped with the right information.

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Plant Calliandra for fodder and soil fertility

Many farmers have complained that they have great difficulties in feeding their livestock during the dry season. It seems they are yet to understand that you cannot depend on fresh Napier grass or other green vegetation to feed livestock throughout the year.

What to do when selecting maize seed

Isolate a small portion of land whenever you want to try a new maize variety. Plant and observe it and only go into full production when sure that the variety can do well in your region. This avoids the risk of planting new varieties without the full knowledge of their performance.

Be careful when buying maize seed this season

For optimum crop production, selection of the right inputs is very important. One of the most important inputs for the farmer this season is maize seeds. A good knowledge of the right seeds for the various climatic regions enables farmers attain a good yield and income.

Sunflower is a good source of animal feed

Sunflower provides high quality feed for livestock, it also produces healthy oil for people. Most dairy farmers may not know the value of sunflower as feed for dairy cows and even chickens. The main source of feed for dairy cows is Napier grass, maize stalks and hay.

Compost making should be a continuous process

Farmers can help restore and build soil fertility in their farms if they can make compost preparation an integral part of their farming. In an organic farming system, compost is never enough. It is a continour process for soil improvement.

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