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Sugarcane farming in Kenya

Sugar Cane Growing In Kenya

Sugarcane is a coarse perennial grass belonging to the Saccharum family. It was introduced in Kenya in 1902 by an Australian farmer whereby commercial growing began in Miwani, Kibos, and Ramisi. Main Growing Areas Nyanza: Muhoroni, Miwani, Chemilil and Awendo.Coastal: Ramisi.Western: Mumias, Nzoia, Kabras, Nambele Conditions Favouring Sugarcane growing (requirements) Physical High temperatures(21◦c-27◦C) High and …

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Characteristics and advantages of mixed farming

Characteristics and advantages of Mixed Farming

Mixed farming is the growing of crops and rearing animals on the same farm. For example if you grow maize and beans and at the same time you rear cattle and sheep that kind of farming is referred to as mixed farming. The following are Characteristics of mixed farming Crops are grown and animals reared …

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Dangers of overdepending on the exportation of agricultural products and their solutions

Dangers of over depending on the exportation of agricultural products and their solutions

The following are the dangers of over depending on the exportation of agricultural products Price fluctuations on the world market cause unstable export earnings, hence reducing government earnings. Agricultural products fetch low prices on the world market, which discourages farmers from growing crops for export. Losses because of poor storage facilities, which reduce on the …

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9 uses of coffee

9 uses of coffee

Coffee: This is the chief exchange earner crop of Uganda but Kenya is the biggest producer in East Africa. There are two types of coffee; Arabica coffee is mainly grown on the slopes of mountain Elgon, Rukungiri, Kabarole, Kabale, Aberdare ranges, Mt. Kenya, Kilimanjaro slopes, Mt. Usambara, and Mt. Meru near Arusha and Moshi. Robusta …

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Benefits of the kilombero valley irrigation scheme

Benefits of the KILOMBERO VALLEY IRRIGATION SCHEME

KILOMBERO VALLEY IRRIGATION SCHEME started in 1960 and it became a government parastatal called Sugar Development co-operation in 1968. Today, it employs over 46,000 workers and it contributes 40% of the total sugar production in Tanzania. It has mainly encouraged the development of out-growers’ schemes. Benefits of the KILOMBERO VALLEY IRRIGATION SCHEME It has provided …

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Conditions favoring rice farming

Conditions for growth of rice

Rice in Uganda, it’s grown in Pallisa, Namutumba, Bugiri, Manafwa, and Iganga in eastern Uganda. Upland rice does not require a lot of water and so it’s grown in Wakiso, Kayunga, and Mukono districts. It’s also grown at the Kibimba rice scheme, Doho rice scheme, and Olwenyi rice scheme near Lake Kyoga. In Kenya, it’s …

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Importance of nomadic pastoralism to the economy of East africa

Importance of nomadic pastoralism to the economy of East Africa

Importance of nomadic pastoralism to the economy of East Africa Source of human food with valuable proteins e.g. milk, meat/beef, and blood. It is a source of income to the pastoralists by selling farm products hence improving their standards of living. It is a source of employment e.g. through trade hence providing a livelihood for …

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