Farmers growing various vegetables across the country have a tendency of raising seedlings in open nursery beds which according to experts is not a recommended practice.
The same applies to transplanting the seedlings in vegetable farms where farmers control pest and disease infection using pesticides.
The appropriate control measure is using biological agents processed from living organisms to eradicate pests which are also living organisms. As such scientists from the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) have been training farmers in the districts of Mukono and Wakiso on best practices of how to raise vegetables seedlings in green houses using biological agents.
This has been ongoing since 2015 under a project funded by Austrian Development Agency through IITA in partnership with Volunteer Efforts for Development (VEDCO) and Real Intergraded Pest Management (IPM) suppliers of biological agents.
Seeds of Gold had the opportunity to interact... Read more
This primary agri-business envisaged is of a regenerative high input ‘incubator’ farm focused on cash crops and high value crops which can be processed (specifically spices). This farm will provide the best performing subsistence/smallholder farmers with a pathway to commercial production. The idea is that the development of such a company fits into the wider landscape vision of the SCC and will be a key example of best practice in the landscape.
As the farm is in its infancy, the role will concentrate on spearheading up the necessary training, inputs, and infrastructure acquisition, start-up processes, relationships and market linkages to get the business off the ground before moving into operational and general management over time.
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Welcome to the 2nd AgriBusiness training where we will help answer questions on how to start farming to how to scale to a multi billion agricultural enterprise.
After the success of our 1st Agribusiness Training, we look forward to share our experiences as well as bring in experts from the sector to shade light more on crop insurance, agri-loans and financing options.
We extend a warm welcome to our Agribusiness Training and Field Tour to be held at our office located in 3rd Floor Bishop Magua Centre opposite Uchumi Ngong Hyper along Ngong road. Nairobi, Kenya.
It will be a platform to share and learn on crop husbandry, ways to maximize output, market linkages, financial aspects of Agriculture and most importantly our new contract farming which shall be the highlight of the day.
For a more visual feel, (because we do believe in actions), we shall take a tour to visit one of our demo farms where we shall witness contract farming for exports practically... Read more
Established in 1926, International Green Week is taking place for the 81st time in 2016. The IGW is a one-of-a-kind international exhibition for the food, agricultural and horticultural industries. At the same time, the IGW is the point of origin for the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) with more than 70 departmental ministers. Producers from all over the world come to IGW to test market food and luxury items and reinforce their brand image. Following consumer trends, regional sourcing plays an increasingly important role. Renewable resources, organic agricultural, rural development and gardening continue to gain importance at International Green Week.