agriculture

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Problems Facing Horticultural Farming in Kenya

Problems Facing Horticultural Farming in Kenya Pests and diseases lower crop yields e.g. aphids, nematodes, birds, worms, rodents (pests); blight, black rot, bacterial wilt Inefficient marketing system that lacks proper organization lead to rotting of produce Stiff competition on the international market by other horticultural producers (Israel, Netherlands). Price fluctuations due to overproduction results to …

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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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5 uses of cotton

5 Uses of cotton

Cotton in Uganda It is grown in Gulu, Lira, Soroti, Tororo, Oyam, Dokolo, Amolatar, Kaberamaido, Iganga, Kasese, Apac and Kamuli. In Kenya, it is grown in the Nyanza province near Kisumu and Bungoma. In Tanzania, it is grown near Tabora, Kondoa region and in Sukuma land Uses of cotton Used to make animal feeds e.g. …

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Conditions for tobacco farming

Conditions for tobacco farming

Tobacco is a commercial non-food plant that is consumed by smoking and by chewing. It’s used in the manufacturing of cigarettes. It’s widely grown in the West Nile region of Uganda e.g. Arua, Adjumani, Nebbi, Yumbe, and Moyo. Other areas where it’s grown in Uganda include; Kiryandongo, Nakasongola, Kigezi, Bushenyi, Wakiso, Mubende, Masindi, Oyam, and …

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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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