SUCCESS OF KENYAN YOUTH IN AGRIBUSINESS



Welcome to our products and services
  1. Farm planning Advisory Services.
  2. Modern Briquettes Making Machines sold at fair prices.
  3. Training Groups on Dairy Farming 
  4. Training Groups on Charcoal Briquettes Making.
  5. Training Groups on Yoghurt making 
  6. Biogas installation
  7. Special group training on request 
  8. Email:yagrein@gmail.com
We also sell the following detailed Farming manuals

Our Farming e-Manuals  
Watermelon farming manual
Strawberry farming manual 
Dairy farming manual
Food processing Manual
Passion fruit farming manual
Greenhouse Tomatoes Farming manual
Bulb Onions Farming manual
Cabbage, Broccoli, Cauliflower & other greens farming manual 
Capsicum farming manual
Tissue culture Bananas farming manual
Modern poultry farming-Broiler, Kienyeji, layers, manual
Quail and rare birds farming manual
Upland arrowroots, Cassava, Sweet potatoes and yams manual
Oyster mushroom farming manual
Food processing and value addition manual
    Email yagrein@gmail.com

    Passion Fruit Farming Manual


      

    We have passion fruit farming manual for sale which is Ideal for you . The document is a good source of information and covers EVERYTHING about passion fruit farming including: -
    1. Varieties suitable for growing in Kenya
    2. Areas Suitable for passion fruit growing in kenya
    3. Capital investment and Returns per acre  
    4. Marketing, Exporters and market survey
    5. Planting and farm layout
    6. Pests and their control
    7. Diseases and their control
    8. Post planting orchard management
    9. Business plan preparation
    10. Farm Records and accounts
    We normally email the passion fruit manual to you manual after payment thro Mpesa. The Manual is an eye opener to beginners and entrepreneurs in passion fruit farming. It makes easy planning, specific information sourcing, decision making and your passion fruit project implementation. Order your Copy Now.

    Strawberry Farming Manual

    We have a strawberry farming manual for sale.The document is a good source of information and covers EVERYTHING about Strawberry Farming including: -

    1. Varieties suitable for growing in Kenya
    2. Areas suitable for strawberry growing
    3. Capital investment &Returns per acre
    4. Marketing and market survey
    5. Planting strawberry and farm layout
    6. Use of rooting Hormone
    7. Pest /diseases and their control
    8. Post planting orchard management
    9. Post harvest fruit treatment
    10. Strawberry seed viability
    11. Business plan preparation
    12. Farming records and accounts.
    We normally email the manual to you after payment thro Mpesa. The Manual is an eye opener to beginners and entrepreneurs in strawberry farming. It makes easy planning, specific information sourcing and project implementation. Order your Copy Now!
    email:yagrein@gmail.com for more information

    SUCCESS OF KENYAN YOUTH IN AGRIBUSINESS

    Youth in horticulture activities

     Everblazing farm

    Geoffrey waits for tomato buyers 
    Geoffrey  a young farmer from Kiambu County in Kenya has defied the common thinking of most Kenyans about agriculture.The young man is the proud owner a tomato Farming business which he has named ever blazing farm, on 0.1ha or 1/4 acre of land.         

    Geoffrey  practices agriculture with a difference employing youthful energy, enthusiasm and Knowledge attained from an Agricultural Training Institution and Business Studies, to develop his agribusiness. Geoffrey markets his tomatoes in Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya and its environs.

    Geoffrey extensively uses his mobile phone to source for agriculture information, receive orders and SMS his customers information when produce is ready. The use of ICT gives him comparative advantage in the Farming business.He has branded His produce ''Red Carpet''. Geoffrey  says he has no regrets and earns a decent living from his tomato and capsicum farming business. He attributes his success to  determination, hard work,  availability of his grandfather's shallow well , encouragement  from youth Agro-Enviroment Initiative , his parents and siblings.He has big plans ahead to own additional land in order to expand his farming business, a mansion in a premium area of Nairobi City, the best car and the best family. His life goals are well written down in black and white and nothing will stop him from achieving them. Geoffrey faces the challenge of inaquate irrigation water as the water in the  shallow well reduces greatly during the dry period.He is contemplating digging a borehole for permanent water supply but the cost is limiting. Therefore, there is no doubt youth can find rewarding employment in agribusiness activities as evidenced by Geoffrey’s case.


    Greenhouse and open field Tomatoes farming manual
     Tomato is a suitable agribusiness crop due to its high returns. We sell detailed tomato farming manual. We shall email the manual to you after payment thro Mpesa. The document is a detailed source of information and covers open field and greenhouse Tomato Farming including:-
    1. Varieties common growing in Kenya
    2. Tomato Climatic requirements
    3. Yields of common Varieties of tomatoes
    4. Open field Tomato farming
    5. Greenhouse tomato Farming
    6. Types of Green Houses
    7. Greenhouse suppliers in Kenya
    8. Advantages of Greenhouse tomato Farming
    9. Spacing Greenhouse Tomatoes
    10. Plant vigour management
    11. Greenhouse hygiene procedures
    12. Capital investment &Returns
    13. Pests and their Control
    14. Diseases and their control
    15. Post planting crop management
    16. Farming Records and accounts.
    Tomato is one of the most suitable agribusiness crops in Kenya. Order your Copy Now. 
    email  yagrein@gmail.com  for more information

     
    Sarapeters Farm
    Sarah shows watham butternut seed
    Sarah is a young farmer who grows butternut on 1/4 acre piece of land. 
    Previously the young farmer used to grow low yielding field beans. Sarah consulted youth agro-environment initiative for planning her 1/4 acre piece of land. She's is currently growing butternut squash  which are more profitable, planning to start multiplying disease free potato seed on a different piece of land, for sale to farmers in suitable areas.  
    Bumber Harvest
    Sarah also multiplies  potato seed and sells to farmers in suitable areas
    The major challenges include unreliable rains due to climate change and lack of credit facility to finance  farm activities. Sarah plans to expand the farm business and Her plan is to select enterprises which are less perishable to give her comparative advantage. Sarah encourages other youths  to get involved in agribusiness for employment creation, livelihood improvement, contribution to national food security and achievement The Kenya Vision 2030. 



    Kiarie Charles Urban Farm
    My name is Kiarie Charles from Mombasa Island. I practice Multi-Storey Bag Gardening. I grow KALES, mchicha, pilipili mboga, dania.You are welcome to my farm to  for a practical training on urban farming .
    You can save up to Ksh 7,300 vegetable cost per year using Multi-Storey Bag Garden. Most people buy 20 bob vegetables daily. 20x365=7300.You can also plant the vegetables which are popular in your area for income. I ‘m planning to  expand my farm as I have experienced the benefits. Below is how to do it:-

    Requirements


    a.       Land area 2ft x 2ft or 60x60cm
    b.      4 poles 2M long each
    c.       1½ M black polythene gauge 1000
    d.      4 litre empty hollow tin (gallon)
    e.      7 wheelbarrows manure
    f.        7 wheel barrows top soil
    g.       1 wheel barrow ballast

    Procedure
    ·         Measure an area 2ft x 2ft or 60x60cm and dig one foot/30cm deep if the garden is to be established on the ground. Place the hollow tin at the centre of the area.
    ·         Secure 4 poles at the corners of the square area. Insert the polythene tube around the four poles. Fill the hollow tin with ballast and cover the tin.
    ·         Mix manure and top soil thoroughly and then put the mixture between the hollow tin and the polythene paper. Gradually fill in the soil/ manure mixture avoiding interfering with the tin. Water the soil moderately.
    Lift up the tin without moving from centre position and refill with ballast. Repeat until full. Make holes spaced at ½ ft by ½ft diagonally –About 9 rows each with 16 holes each will be made. Scoop the soil at the holes and plant the seedling, firming the soil around each plant. Water at least twice a week.




     Mwenda Farm
    Mwenda  on  his farm





     Martin is a young farmer from Meru County in Kenya, the proprietor of Mwenda Farm. The size of the farm is 1/8th of an acre.The young farmer has completed plans to expand his enterprise to1/4 acre . His Main enterprise is cabbage which suits the climate in his home area. The  farm accommodates around 1500-1800 plants. Martin sells his produce to traders in Gakoromone one of the major Markets in Meru County .

    Young cabbage


    The returns are quite good and the demand for his produce is expanding. The young farmer is keen to ensure good timing of his crop in order to harvest when the cabbages are scarce, particularly during the dry months for maximum profit.The returns have helped him to purchase and adopt a drip irrigation system recently leading to efficient irrigation , and in future he expects the returns from the farm to triple.Martin says his next crop in his plan is strawberry.  The main challenge faced by martin is high transportation cost of his farm produce to the market and He has a vision of owning a farm pick up .



     Muchiri Farm

    Strawberry  plot
    Samuel is a young farmer from Muranga County in Kenya. He is also a student in   a Kenyan university, studying  Bsc in Horticulture. He has a passion for agribusiness and grows Strawberries, tomatoes and cabbages on his 1/8 acre piece of land to supplement his income.He is currently consulting with youth agro-environmental initiative for information on strawberry farming . He started with growing cabbages and tomatoes and on realizing they pay back well, he has recently expanded his enterprise by adding strawberries.



    Red cabbage 
    His main challenge is irrigating the crops effectively during the dry season.He has a vision to maximize his profit through installation of a drip irrigation and a greenhouse .He says that this will help in intensification of farm production as well as promote efficient resource utilization.Samuel sells the produce to to vendors in the local market and the produce market has been good and expanding.Samuel also rears indigenous poultry  for enterprise diversification.



    The Micro-agribusiness assists Samuel to meet most of his student basic needs. He desires to buy more land after completing his studies with a goal of expanding the agribusiness for better profits, inspiring the youth to get involved in farming  for employment creation and livelihood improvement.


      Inspiration Farm
    Morris in the farm
    Morris is a young farmer from Gilgil Nakuru County in Kenya. The young farmer owns  2 acre piece of land on which he grows Irish potatoes and beans. His farm is a few kilometers from Lake Nakuru tourist attraction, home to the beautiful flamingo birds. Morris says that he got interested in farming out the desire to be a solution to food insecurity that remains a thorn in the flesh for the entire of Africa

    And I quote ’’ It would be a great thing to get myself into farming in order to inspire more youths into it.I saw a report that said the average age of the Kenyan farmers is 60 yrs old. It’s alarming because these are retirees who will soon be dropping their farm tools to rest’’ Morris says. The beans and Irish potatoes do well in Gilgil and he sells the produce in the nearby towns getting good returns. Morris has plans to run agritourism to generate income and inspire  the young people to choose agriculture for employment creation.he envisions a time when young people will visit Inspiration Farm and learn practical agribusiness . He is currently preparing business plans for  watermelon,Bulb onion production and strawberries .
    The young farmer envisions the youth, school children, agriculture entrepreneurs, and small scale farmers visiting his farm at an affordable fee to learn about agriculture innovations and see  crops,  animals and watch birds which they haven't seen before as they learn practical agribusiness. There will be a farm gate stall selling the farm produce to the visitors  bypassing exploitative brokers and  maximizing the farm profit.The main challenges include frequent rain failure, lack of efficient irrigation system and high cost of farm pest and disease control.




     Gad-Eden Nurseries
    My name is Marieanne W. Kinuthia. 
    a young Kenyan farmer.


    I’m a wholesale propagator of certified seedlings for planting in a greenhouse and outdoor farming .

    I partner with youth Agro-Environment initiative for publicity of my Seedlings Business  and
    I have experienced the benefits.

    The varieties include tomatoes, capsicum(green,red,yellow varieties).

    I also supply herbs seedlings such as basil,parsley,mint,thyme,oregano,moringa,celery,stevia

    I help farmers to arrange their  home vegetable gardens.
    I partner with youth Agro-Environment initiative for publicity of my Farming Business .




    Youth in agribusiness activities
    Omodi Farm

    ''My name is Moses Omodi, a 35 year agro-entrepreneur from Kisumu rural in western Kenya . I raise the Kenya Alpine ( German Alpine) goats in my farm in Kisumu Rural. I got my initial stock from a farmer in Embu.I have registered my goats with the Kenya Stud book who are based in Nakuru.

    Fellow farmers in Western Kenya who may come across your informative website looking for pedigree goats may contact me. My request is that you can give them my contacts as I have high quality breeding stock for sale.

    I would also like to hear about the experiences from fellow goats farmers in Kiambu and other counties all over Kenya. I am also interested in growing  tissue culture banana  for farm enterprise diversification and income generation.  


    4.Youth in Energy saving and environment Conservation


    Welcome to our products and services
    1. Farm planning advisory Services.
    2. Modern Briquettes Making Machines sold at fair prices.
    3. Training groups on dairy farming.
    4. Training groups on charcoal briquettes making. 
    5. Training Groups on Yoghurt Making.
    6. Biogas installation 
    7. Special group training on request.
    8. Email yagrein@gmail.com or call 0714211644 for inquiries
    Charcoal Briquettes Making Technology

    What are  Charcoal Briquettes?
    Fuel briquettes are blocks of compressed coal dust, charcoal dust, sawdust, wood chips or biomass, and are used as a fuel in stoves and boilers. Charcoal is not like clay. Charcoal is a material without plasticity and can not be mold into shape without adding a binding material. The technology of forming charcoal dust into briquettes,requires a binding material to be  added to the charcoal dust and then pressure is applied  to form fuel briquettes.Two people are required to operate the briquette machine as shown below.
     
    0UR BRIQUETTE MACHINE DESIGN
     BRIQUETTE MAKING SESSION


    Making of Charcoal Briquettes making 

    COVER EVERY OPENING IMMEDIATELY SMOKE CLEARS


    LIGHTING FIRE


    PLACING THE KILN ON FIRE PLACE


    LOADING THE DRUM KILN


    DRUM KILN FOR BURNING BIOMASS INTO CARBON


    Fuel briquettes for use in your ownhome cooking
    You can  save money by making fuel briquettes for use in your own home cooking  in addition to generating income by selling excess briquettes to your neighborhood. Making fuel briquettes can be a sustainable green business since most of the raw materials used in the technology are almost free. Your customers will be happy to buy cheap,  clean fuel . Your neighborhood will be happy with your green business for helping keep their environment clean.


    Biomass as Renewable Energy Source
    Biomass as a renewable energy source is defined as biological material from living, or recently living organisms. In many countries, people are growing crops and keeping animals. The waste from crops and animals are biomassmaterial that can be used in making fuel briquettes. Agricultural waste materials such as rice husk, coffee husk, coir pith, jute sticks, bagasse (sugarcane waste), groundnut shells, sawdust, mustard stalks, cotton stalks, maize/corn, wheat husk, cattle waste, grass, dry leaves and cassava can all be used in making fuel briquettes.

    Green energy Briquettes: Fuel for Stoves and Boilers
    Fuel briquettes are blocks of compressed coal dust, charcoal dust, sawdust, wood chips or biomass, and are used as fuel briquettes in stoves and boilers. Smokeless charcoal briquettes are made from carbonized or pyrolysed materials. Fuel Briquettes made from materials that have not been carbonized are a bit smoky.

    1.Green recipes for charcoal briquettes making technology

    i) 10 kg charcoal dust/fines
    ii) 0.3 kg cassava starch

    2. Green recipes for charcoal briquettes making technology

    i) 40 kg charcoal dust/fines
    ii) 4 kg saw dust
    iii) 2.5 starch
    iv) 1 kg calcium carbonate

    3. Recipe for  Charcoal Briquettes making technology

    i) 100 kg charcoal dust/fines
    ii) 3 kg sodium nitrate
    iii) 3 kg sodium borate
    iv) 2 kg calcium carbonate/whiting
    v) 7 kg wheat starch

    4. Recipes for  charcoal briquettes making technology

    i) 10 kg charcoal dust/fines
    ii) 5 kg saw dust
    iii) 1 kg cassava starch
    iv) 0.5 kg limestone

    5. Recipe for charcoal briquettes making technology

    i) 10 kg charcoal dust/fines
    ii) 5 kg saw dust
    iii) 0.5 kg cassava starch
    iv) 0.5 kg limestone
    v) 5 kg sandy soil

    6. Recipes for charcoal briquettes making technology

    i) 10 kg charcoal dust/fines
    ii) 5 kg saw dust
    Iii) 1 kg mashed newsprint/pulp
     Charcoal Briquettes 

    The best green mixture for  charcoal briquettes making technology is the one that after testing works for you. 












    Energy Saving Cookers Installation 


    This energy saving stoves installation activity is based in  Kiambu County Kenya.We train young people in energy saving stoves installation. The purpose of the program is employment creation, economic empowerment  , reduction of carbon emissions into the environment,climate change mitigation environment conservation and poverty reduction.


    The results of the project have been employment creation for young people who are trained in stove installation and entrepreneurial skills  

    The outcomes have been reduced household firewood consumption in the project area ,reduced carbon emission into the atmosphere and environment conservation

    John  has founded Smart Works Company dealing with energy saving stoves. The main challenge faced by this company is high cost of transportation of the products to the market.




    Farm tours 

    Sweet yellow passion Farm Tour


    Young farmers examine sweet yellow passion fruit plants






    7.Question and answer service

    Thanks for Your interest in our Question and Answer Service
    Get Your Questions Answered by Professionals
      
    Are you looking for quality advice on agribusiness in Kenya?

    Are you wondering where you can buy quality seedlings?
    Are you looking for a place to advertise your products?

    Are you interested in visiting an existing farm?
    Fill this short registration form: -Click here http://goo.gl/AXKVy.


    Organization
    Youth Agro-environmental initiative


    Physical Locations
    Kenya
    E-mail
    yagrein@gmail.com
    Web Address
    www.Yagrein.blospot.com

    Contact persons

    Margaret Gitau
    Grace Wanene
    Sarah Wambui
    Email-yagrein@gmail.com
    Geographical Location

    Kenya, Africa
    Vision

    Young Generation in Kenya earning a decent livelihood from innovative agriculture, which is knowledge based and technology driven.
    Mission and objectives

    Inform, educate and give skill to the young people in agribusiness.

    Promote the use of ICT in agriculture for efficiency.

    Promote agriculture value chain development for profitability.

    Promote environment conservation for sustainability of Agriculture industry.
    Issues we address

    Youth unemployment in Kenya

    Absence of young generation in agriculture value chain activities

    Food insecurity in Kenya

    Inadequate use of ICT in agriculture in Kenya

    Poor returns from agriculture activities in Kenya

    Environment degradation leading to  un-sustainable agribusiness.

    Drug and substance abuse  among young Kenyans.
    Our programs and activities
    1. Youth in horticulture
    2. Youth in Agribusiness
    3. Youth in environment 
    4. Agribusiness training
    5. Food security  activities
    6. Farm Tours/ Visits
      Affiliation(s)

      Planned: Kenya Society for Agriculture professionals
      Information dissemination: strategies

      Disseminate modern agriculture information through:

      Our blog: Yagrein.blospot.com

      Face Book:Kenyan youth in Agriculture

      Training in innovative agriculture . 

      Packaging  agribusiness information in CD’s and DVD’s.
       
      Present  papers in National, Regional and International Conferences/Workshops/Seminars.
      Target Audience

      Young unemployed people in Kenya

      Small Scale agro-entrepreneurs

      College & university students

      Primary School pupils

      Secondary school students

      Community at large
      Our Products and Services
      1. Farm planning advisory Services.
      2. Modern Briquettes  Machines sold at fair prices.
      3. Training groups on dairy farming.
      4. Training groups on charcoal briquettes making. 
      5. Training Groups on Yoghurt Making.
      6. Biogas installation services 
      7. Email yagrein@gmail.com for inquiries
        We also sell the following detailed Farming manuals

        Our Farming e-Manuals 
        1. Watermelon Farming e-Manual
        2.  Passion fruit Farming e-Manual
        3.  Bulb Onions Farming e-Manual
        4. Dairy Farming e-Manual 
        5. Greenhouse Tomato Farming e-Manual
        6. Cabbage, brocoli, cauliflower and other greens e-manual
        7. Capsicum Farming e-Manual
        8. Strawberry Farming e-Manual
        9. Poultry farming e-manual (broilers, layers & improved kienyeji birds)
        10. Quail birds Farming e-Manual
        11. Oyster mushroom Farming e-Manual
        12. Tissue culture Bananas e-Manual
        13. Upland arrowroot, Cassava, Sweet potatoes and yams Farming e-manual
        • Email us at- yagrein@gmail.com  for inquiries
        Additional Information

        Profile of Executive Committee:

        1.Grace : environmentalist/ accountant:Chairperson

        2.Margaret  : Agronomist.

        3. Martin:Treasurer

        6.Sarah -Operations Manager  & marketer.

        7.Dr Mugo Veterinary Consultant.



        Friday, July 16th, 2014