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All you need to know about maize farming

Maize Farming in Kenya

An annual crop of the grass family with a botanical name zea may. Brought by Portuguese traders to the East African coast in the 18th century. Single most extensively grown crop. Main Growing Areas Transnzoia, Nakuru, Bungoma, and Uasin Gishu districts. Conditions Favouring Maize Growing In Kenya Physical Requirements Warm temperatures (above 15◦c). High annual …

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8 Factors that favor farming activities in polder land

Factors that favor farming activities in polder land. Relatively high rainfall Fertile, well-drained clay soil Cool temperatures/low rate of evaporation Flat land easy to mechanize Good infrastructural facilities Large market for agricultural produce Scientific farming hence high yields

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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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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Problems facing sisal farming

7 Problems facing sisal farming

Sisal crops can be grown in most parts of  East Africa including those with low and unreliable rainfall and poor sandy soils. Tanzania is the major producer and it’s grown mainly along the coast near Tanga, Lindi, and Dar-es-salaam. In Kenya, it’s grown along the coast near Mombasa, Masai land, and near Nakuru. Used for …

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Conditions for growth of pyrethrum

Conditions for growth of Pyrethrum

Pyrethrum is a white flowering plant that contains a chemical substance used in insecticides. it is Mainly grown in high altitude areas e.g. in Kenya along the slopes of Mt. Kenya, Aberdare ranges, Kikuyu land, and slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Arusha, Mt. Meru, Mbeya, and Usambara ranges and Southern highlands in Tanzania. Conditions for its …

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Human problems facing cocoa farmers in Ghana

Human problems faced by cocoa farming in Ghana

The following are human problems faced by cocoa farming in ghana cocoa growing require abundant labour during the year however this is not usually available especially during the harvesting season the poor management of farms leading to low production the low price offered to farmers demolarize them leading them to shift to better paying crops …

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