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Title: Kilimo Ajira - Mbolea
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Tunaangazia mbinu ya kutengeneza mbolea asili isiyo na kemikali. Mazao katika mashamba mengi meaneo mbalimbali humu nchini yanazidi kupungua ,kutokana na hali ya udongo kukosa rotuba. Kiini kamili cha ukosefu wa rotuba ni matumizi ya mbolea za kisasa zilizo  na kemikali  na ambazo husababisha mchanga kuwa na asidi nyingi.

Safari ya kukutana na wakulima walioekeza katika kutengeneza mbolea ya kiasili inatufikisha Ugunja kaunti ya Siaya.

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Title: Kilimo Ajira - Cover Cropping
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Hii leo, kwa ushirikiano na shirika la kilimo la Biovision Africa Trust, tutaangazia jinsi ya kuimarisha rotuba shambani kupitia utaratibu wa Crop Rotation, Soil Testing na Cover cropping. Hii ni hali ya mkulima kubadilisha aina ya mmea anayopanda katika shamba lake kila msimu.

13:46
Title: Kilimo Ajira - Kilimo cha Mimea na Miti
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Tunaangazia kilimo cha mimea na miti kwa mseto. Hivi unajua miti ni mojawapo ya nguzo ambayo ni muhimu zaidi katika kilimo cha mimea? Kwa mujibu wa takwimu za shirika  la utafiti wa misitu nchini KEFRI, Kenya ina asilimia 7 ya miti inayotengeneza misitu ya kienyeji sawia na hekari milioni 200 huku hekari milioni 15 ikiwa ni misitu inayotokana na juhudi za watu kupanda.

Misitu na miti huchangia kuimarisha kilimo kwa kuhakikisha hali nzuri ya anga ambayo husababisha kuwepo kwa mvua. Kadhalika, miti husaidia pakubwa kuimarisha na kuulinda udongo.

Title: Kilimo Ajira - Ufugaji wa kuku wa kienyeji
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Tunaangazia mbinu za ufugaji wa kuku wa kienyeji hasa manufaa ya ufugaji wa kuku wa kienyeji walio na nyama yenye ladha, idadi kubwa ya mayai na mauzo ya kuku hawa wenye afya. Sawia na nchi zingine barani Afrika, kilimo cha kuku kimekumbatiwa zaidi na akina mama katika jamii za humu nchini. Kikawaida kuku hutolewa nje nyakati za asubuhi na kuruhusiwa kurejea vibandani wakati wowote wa siku.

Familia nyingi maeneo ya magharibi mwa Kenya hufuga kuku wa kienyeji huku ikibainika kwamba  kuku chanzo muhimu cha protini na pia huleta mapato ya ziada kwa wafugaji. Baadhi ya akina mama wakulima wa kuku  Kakamega wanatuelezea namna wanavyoendelea kufaidika  kutukona na ufugaji wa kuku wa kienyeji na njia rahisi ambazo zinawasaidia kuwa na kuku walio na afya nzuri.

19:49
Title: Know the best time to inseminate your cow
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Timely service of a cow on heat determines the success of conception and ensures that a cow’s calving cycle is attained, which is good for the productivity of dairy cows. There is a challenge, as farmers tend to serve their dairy cows either too early or too late, which results in failed conception. This can be avoided if farmers are well informed on the tell-tale signs that a dairy cow shows when she is in need of service.

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Title: The importance of good dairy feeding
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No dairy cow, no matter how good the breed can remain productive without proper management, especially feeding.

The amount and quality of milk produced by a dairy cow is largely affected by what it is fed on and how the feeding is done. If a cow is given little pasture and water, and then it is housed in a dirty cow shed with overflowing cow dung, the result is poor milk yield and the farmer incurs other expenses for treating diseases that eventually reduce profit.

That means, a good breed that receives good feed and clean water, proper housing, friendly and gentle care gives more milk and by extension more money to the farmer.

05:44
Title: How to make sweet potato vine silage for pigs
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Farmers spend huge sums of money to buy feeds for their pigs. However, the feed costs can be drastically reduced if farmers can learn how to make sweet potato vines silage which has been proved to be nutritious and palatable to pigs. If sweet potato vines are well-prepared and preserved they can be a good supplement for pigs. 

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Title: Kuku wa Kienyeji walioboreshwa
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Many poultry farmers assume that indigenous chickens can fend on their own especially when put on free range. But, this is not the case. Chicken require thorough care; feeding, housing, disease control and protection from predators. This program takes a look at some practices to take care of improved indigenous chicken.

13:12
Title: Know the right type of chicken to rear for profit
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Many farmers rush to buy new chicken breeds coming into the market without knowing their qualities only to end up with regrets and losses. Poultry keeping is now one of the most popular agribusiness enterprises that many people in Kenya want to go into. Read the text version of this podcast here: http://theorganicfarmer.org/Articles/know-right-type-chicken-rear-profit

08:26
Title: Mushroom Farming
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Mushroom farming is an enterprise that needs little space compared to other crops like maize. In this interview we talk to Eunice Kerubo who grows mushroom in Keroka estate near Eldoret. We also talk to Ammy Langat who is an extension officer in the area.

14:13
Title: Poultry Keeping - Kienyeji chicken
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Chicken rearing is becoming very popular among farmers in Kenya. In this interview, we talk to two farmers who are involved in keeping chicken, especially Kenbro, reared for both meat and eggs.

14:56
Title: Greenhouse Farming - Part 2
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There is a very aggressive promotion for greenhouses that takes advantage of the fact that farmers are desperate to get more profit from farming, but are completely inexperienced in this technology. This is the second part of an interview with a farmer and constructor of green houses.

14:08
Title: Ufugaji wa kuku - Chepkube brooder
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Keeping chicks warm during the night is costly to farmers. A simple brooder solves the problem. In the interview, we talk to Joseph Msanii and Mama Sabina Ngare from Matunda, Uasin Gishu who are using a local invention to brood and keep their chicks warm.

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Title: Greenhouse Farming - Part 1
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Greenhouses have become very popular in Kenya. These plastic constructions are increasingly difficult to ignore in our landscape. This is the first part of an interview with a farmer and constructor of green houses.

13:50
Title: Brooder Fundamentals.
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Keeping chicks warm during the night is costly to farmers. A simple brooder solves the problem. In the interview, we talk to Joseph Msanii and Mama Sabina Ngare from Matunda, Uasin Gishu who are using a local invention to brood and keep their chicks warm

14 minutes.