ANY EXPERIENCE ON THESE ?

Rana papaya


we are doing a local research on farmers experience in the following crop to enable some of our members venture into the production. kindly send any photos or information on these papayas if you have any local experience on them to info@agroinfokenya.com.

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solo papaya
rana papaya

CallME2Work;Just dial for an agricultural specialist ,schedule it at your convinience

http://callme2work.com/

Agriculture is dynamic;integrating the art and science part of it makes it more interesting and fulfilling and now,with a focus of the technological branch of the science in it,You can do this at the comfort of your house,office,other engagements-all you need is your phone!
With the introduction of a revolutionary app,CallMe2Work ,the industry is headed for some good times ahead.Proffesionalism and accountability that is bound to be injected/aligned into the system will see the farmers benefit alot as well as the agricultural specialists advancing their careers in the industry.
with the app,farmers will soon be in a position to find an agronomist in their area,schedule timely visits and moreso,spared the misadvise that sometimes comes into play due to the competition within the industry for sales,Rating the agronomists will enable the indusrty profile proffesional specialists that mind the farmers too.
Through the platform,the farmers can access other specialists within and outside the agricultural industry too.
Recruitment of agronomists for various regions is currently ongoing awaiting the offcial launch of the agriculture department already rolled out in few counties in the final phase;farmers in these counties can still use the app.
Experienced agricultural specialists can submit their request/application for consideration into the database on the official webpage,kinldy Note that the accreditation process for inclusion into the list of specialist entails several steps which will be communcated by the management once an application request is sent to them.
In the meantime,We at agroinfokenya are pleased to be see such good developments in the agricultural industry as it is in line with our mission and vision in the industry.
any inquiries can be made through
0780232353 or 0780232354
download link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cm2w.app&hl=en
on telegram:@callme2workbot
Applications can be done on :http://callme2work.com/

THE FAILED PROMISES OF QUICK CASH, THE NEW CATCH…the same clientele

                           WHAT OF THE FAILED GREENHOUSES?

……Now we have Nunua ploti na greenhouse!!!!!!!

Before making any coments, i beg to direct my opinions on the following articles ,i dont mean they are not worth,but since they are in the public domain,why not disect the information?

http://farmbizafrica.com/fact-sheet/fact-sheet-greenhouse-options-and-costs-in-kenya-5

With an investment of only ksh 120,000 one is “guaranteed” a return of ksh 1Million per annum! Farming then must be really lucrative! mathematically,one would only have to invest ksh 240.000 into two greenhouses to be assured of ksh 2M within the year,alternatively,secure a loan of ksh 600,000 with a repayment period of 4years ,invest in the greenhouses (4 of 8by 15M) and within a season,as per the links 1 he/she will repay the loan fully and continue leaving DEBT FREE!

I doubt,if any small scale farmer can ever break even by planting Onions in a miniature greenhouse or rather an 8M by 15M greenhouse

a farmer testiony as per this link is also encouraging and mouth watering ,

BUT

Agroinfokenya has come across so many greenhouses across the country that have now turned to be stores,the school greenhouse projects have been key into ensuring the teachers have a place where the students can store their school bags during exams! (why on earth does a reputable company construct a tunnell in the coastal region with No ventilation?!!

as you Drive,cycle,or walk home…..how many greenhouse structures do you see?  of all these,how many ,on closer look do you see a crop in it?….of all the ones with a crop in it,how many do you gauge have a serious crop in it?

We at Agroinfokenya pose the Quesion…What is the driving factor behid the failures of these projects? what are the companies involved in these projects doing to avert these? how many farmers have lost their investments as a result of the basic information provided to only encourage the farmer to Buy the structure?

The social media is awash with ”many would be millionaires” seeking buyers for their structures with a QUICK sale message,many have been demoralised yet many are still optimistic that something can be done in the right way,giving the right information and not just giving information TAILORED to Make sales.

we call upon the companies involved in these projects to MIND the customers,Mind the farmers as well as Protect the farmer investment by giving the right information at the right time and at the right costs.. after all,if the farmers fail,the sustainability of the projects /business is at risk as farmers will not Buy more.

We believe that proper attention is not offered to the small and medium scale farmers compared to the large scale farms ,after all,very few large scale farms have these problems due to unlimited access to information from these companies .

we at agroinfokenya seek to have the right information,we seek to convey this to the public without bias..as well,we seek to have the farming comunity shout at the top of their voice that It is NOT as it is said BUT as you want t to be..

we trust that with openess and honesty as displayed by such companies …https://illuminumgreenhouses.com/the-realities-of-greenhouse-returns/,farmers will feel safe in the hands of professionals.

quoting from http://www.farmerstrend.co.ke/read-pros-cons-investing-greenhouse-farming/  ”TRUE,There is  MONEY in greenhouse farming. But it is not easy money, as the aggressive sellers of greenhouse technology would want farmers to believe.”

Kindly share your experiences , photos of FAILED greenhouses as well as those prospering to our page https://www.facebook.com/agroinfokenya/

 

 

 

 

ASK ,WE SHALL ANSWER,AND IF ITS COMPLEX,WE SHALL LINK YOU


Agriculture is Dynamic….very dynamic.I still picture a recent scenario where a farmer visited a shop in Nakuru and was seeking to be given AMBUSH, scenes of farmers coming to the shops with notes from agronomist prescribing some chemicals eg Bayleton(which have since been replaced by a different molecule by Bayer crop science) have not escaped my eyes too.

These indicate that each and every person involved in the industry has to be updated by the emerging trends to remain relevant either in the market or in the farm!

Agroinfokenya prides itself of a goup of agronomist with experience in several fields  as well as experience of agricultural dynamics agross the different regions/areas in the country.

we therefore seek your support in ensuring we diseminate the information we have in conjunction with the challenges faced by the farmer to the public for knwledge growth by sending us an email to info@agroinfokenya.com>  with your questions,sugestions,advice or any relevant article you deem necesary for the general farmer domain.

kindly NOTE that agroinfokenya  does not accept any academic plagiarism ,thus any article from a member shall be duly acredited to him/her whereas any plagiarised material WIll NOT be published unless credit isgiven to the author.

if we dont have the full information you specifically need,we will link you to the people to answer

UNEMPLOYMENT FOR AGRICULTURAL GRADUATES,THE GAP

FARMING PAYS AS WELL AS PAINS

Our attention is directed to a recent post on social media (Twitter) (facebook)by  some concerned graduate in agriculture in kenya regarding unemployment.

The comments made by most people were eye catching and i beg to refer to some of them.

Noah M. M. Nasiali I think the problem is too much research and yet the practical part is not being managed.

What if you all formed an organisation to work with farmers to offer agronomic support.

Have an Uber-style working.
Get farmers to pay for services rendered either monthly or per season.

Epuri Lebasha Mr . Noah M. M. Nasiali I absolutely agree with you. I don’t know of the “don’t want to be employed in farms thing” coz over here, there is ideally more emphasis jn practical learning. 60% of EARTH U students go back to the farm etc. And an agronomist should be a farm lover anyway. Kenya Association of Agronomists still have miles to go. They ought to be maskio and macho of wakulima as well and farmers would never feel a negatively targeted group.

Agroinfokenya feels that the current system doesnt give the agricultural students an opportunity to realize exactly what it means to be “studying Agriculture or any related course,it ,to some extent demean the profession.

Why should the agricultural students get internship in goverment institutions where they are tasked with arranging files?

By giving the proffesion the attention it requires,then in no way will the graduates be seeeking for employment but will be seeking for employees.

TO THE STUDENTS….

Having some of the curent team of agronomists being victims of the system inadequacy in attention focus to the nobble profesion,the suggestion to have the agriculture students seek to get internship/attachment to both medium, small as well as large scale farms later on will inject into them the desire to be the change agents in the sector.Unfortunately,most of us want to get internship only in firms where we will be paid but not where we are given the opportunity to have a hands on experience in the farm.

After clearing college,how many of you will want to be employed as farm managers,how many will want to directly go to the farm and start production? how many will want to go to the office in a tie? if you are thinking of the later,then you better think twice.as Bet  ALREADY SAID IT

To the Institutions

Why cant we throw away the box and think without it being near us,the normal “project ” by the students which sometimes are not aligned to the current development in the sector can be restructured to have the funds dedicated to the students who can direct these into leasing a farm,planting the crop of their choice as well as managing this up to the market level .this will definately give the students a hands on experience in the sector where they may enjoy the money as well as hear the experience of their collegues who lost it during their presentations.

What i know is …FARMING PAYS AS WELL AS PAINS

 

 

THE WATERMELON CHALLENGE……

THE WATERMELON CHALLENGE

For those in the challenge,and those following the progress

As we prepare to plant the seeds,some advise to ensure we get good fruits.

MAIN POINT:WATERMELON FEMALE FLOWERS ARE VIABLE FOR ONLY 1 DAY!

Mishapen fruit

This is a fruit disorder refered to ‘’mishapen fruit’’

Most of the farmers who experience the problem will have earlier on in the production program:

  • Either used  heavy chemicals eg class 1 in their crop protection programs especially at the criucial stage of plant flowering and fruiting-this detered  the pollinators from visiting the farm or killed the pollinators
  • Either done a high plant population per Ha(in the spirit of wanting more fruits per Ha!) thus affecting both the inter and intra row spacing-this had an impact on the pollination efficiency by the bees as most of the female flowers could be hidden such that by the end of the one viable day,the pollinator will not have efficiently/uniformly spread the pollen into the female flower

……..What esle could be the cause????

Do you have any different experience?  see page 2

INTRODUCING ETEINA….

credible and relieable

Agroinfokenya has always strived to bring to the attention of farmers any source of credible and relieable service or products with the farmer’s interest at heart.

we have been getting calls and inquiries over some time on where one can source seedlings,farm management services as well as consultation.

we are proud to introduce to the farmers Eteina seedling raisers who to our view,fits into the size of the farmer-expectation- shoes

Agroinfokenya will partner with Eteina seedling raisers to reach out to most of the farmers.

feel free to contact Eteina for further enquiries.

CAPSICUM PRODUCTION-YOUR QUESTION

photo 😀 Nyandaya

https://agroinfokenya.com/site/2017/03/01/crop-nutrition-how-to-do-it/Question : I have followed your advice on several crops in the forum, I currently have diversified into capsicum (pilipili Hoho) farming targeting high yields as well as bigger fruits with a high shelf life, kindly advise on the fertilizer to use Read more

IS IT THE PREPARED FARMER’S TIME TO ”EAT”?

Current potato prices are extremely good to warrant any new entrant to record this period as the best projected period for harvesting if one has to venture into potato production

The earlier any farmer realizes that the projections based on past planting history are currently rendered obsolete and cannot significantly function in the current era ,the better prepared the farmer will be in planning his/her planting program.

are you a potato farmer,what is your advise and what is your opinion?

this is not just going to happen to the potato farmers only,but some green maize farmers are also laughing all the way to the bank,at the same time,some farmers are praying hard for the fall armyworm menace to continue…..after all one mans predicament is another mans jackpot.Watch out for the maize prices too.

what is your take? are you prepared?

DO NOT BASE YOUR FARMING ON BEING REACTIVE TO THE PREVAILING PRICES BUT BE PROACTIVE IN THE MARKET SUPPLY CHAIN

 

HAVE YOUR QUESTION ANSWERED,BE VISIBLE,AVOID MANY CHAT GROUPS-USE THE BOT

The phone beeps,and on checking,its a confirmation of ….you have been added to the X-farming group.you are now a member of 10+ farming groups some of which are a replica of the other diferentiated by the ADMIN.

You post a question ,and before it is answered,100 members also have different questions …the thread continues to grow  and you are left fidgeting your fingers as you scroll up and down ,following every question and sometimes not finding the answer as the person with the anser was off network and by the timeof running the app,he had 175 unread messages which he quickly “achived’’ and answered the most recent one.

WELCOME TO THE FARME BOT!

Agroinfokenya has found this problem solved by an app designed by technosavvy farmers which ensures you get what you want,you are given updates as per your interest,you are inked to the market as per your crop and you are followed by the members who want to learn step by step after you create your own farm profile

May be you are wondering,what is farmerbot?

What is FarmerBot?

 

FarmerBot is a chatbot designed for farmers. What is a chatbot? A chatbot is a computer programme that works inside messaging apps such as Facebook Messenger and Telegram. Talking to FarmerBot is just as simple as talking to a friend on WhatsApp

Source: http://farm.ink/

By using this,you can;

 

  • Add FarmerBot to your farming group and it will organise the group messages so you never miss an important update.
  • Subscribe to the tip channels such as Onion tips or Watermelon tips and get weekly reminders tailored to you and your farm
  • Upload your farm photos and notes to FarmerBot and it will save them on your farm timeline as a record of what you’ve done
  • Stand out from the crowd by sharing your your personalised FarmerBot farm profile page with your farming network and local buyersHow to sign up

Visit: http://farm.ink/ from your mobile and avoid the hustle of getting information/learning and being connected to the market