agriculture sector in kenya

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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Characteristics of intensive commercial farming

characteristics of intensive commercial farming

intensive commercial farming is the growing of crops and rearing of animals on a small piece of land using scientific and modern methods of farming leading to high production. it is mostly practiced in densely populated countries, near urban centres. example of intensive commercial farming includes horticulture farming and market gardening. The following are characteristics …

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13 factors influencing the development of agriculture

Agriculture is the science or practice of farming, including cultivation of the soil for the growing of crops and the rearing of animals to provide food, wool, and other products The following are factors that influence agriculture Human factors Levels of education and technology  Health – HIV/AIDS and health in general  Economy (include liberalization)  Transport …

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