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That's looking at it the wrong way. We can convert Central to an urbanized area, and move the farming further north.
The soil is the same, all they need is a good water source. This can be arranged by managing our water resources more efficiently or at all really.

As for Western, it's just as densely populated as Central.
 

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That's looking at it the wrong way. We can convert Central to an urbanized area, and move the farming further north.
The soil is the same, all they need is a good water source. This can be arranged by managing our water resources more efficiently or at all really.

As for Western, it's just as densely populated as Central.
Are you serious?:bash::bash: Do you know how much land is naturally arable in Kenya?A serious govt would never let such fertile land as central to be turned to real estate. Nairobi is more than enough for a population of 20M if well planned and thought through! And if we needed more land it should move more towards the dry Kajiado/Kiambu side. Never joke around with food security!
 

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That's looking at it the wrong way. We can convert Central to an urbanized area, and move the farming further north.
The soil is the same, all they need is a good water source. This can be arranged by managing our water resources more efficiently or at all really.

As for Western, it's just as densely populated as Central.
:eek:hno: :nuts: That's wrong headed thinking! Urbanization should never happen in rich agricultural regions. Nairobi has plenty of space to the West, South and East. The city should expand in those directions NOT towards Central!
 

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I hope the Mumias looters will all be nabbed one by one. Sad that the average farmer is suffering. Sugarcane is a very lucrative crop for a rural farmer. even today, its just the sector is completely mismanaged. Imagine harvesting cane worth 550k and being told you will only get 60k, Jail all of the looters in Kamiti!
 

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Came across this video and am amazed at what our jua kali engineers can achieve. This guys are doing wonders for their community using kienyeji ways. With a little government support think of what this can do for arid areas.

 

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Launched the Potato Seed Production Project at the @NYS_Ke Tumaini Field station in Nyandarua County together with my Cabinet colleagues, CS @SicilyKariuki and @CSMargaretKobia as well as @GovFKimemia.
The project is part of the ongoing collaborative partnership between the Ministries of @InteriorKE and @mo_psyga which seeks to jointly synergize and optimize resources in the undertaking of several projects.
The certified potato seed centre, the second largest in Africa, is a key part of the Government’s overall strategy to reduce imports, enhance Kenya’s food and nutrition system, achieve self-sufficiency in agricultural production and provide more income for farmers.
With a Projected Joint Production Capacity of 2,800 tonnes of seeds annually, this project will complement on-going efforts through the development of potato varieties that are resistant to diseases and pests, and specifically designed for local growing conditions.
 

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Kenya signs agreement to export avocados to China
Kenyan farmers will now export hass avocados to China following a trade deal signed when President Uhuru Kenyatta met his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in Beijing on Thursday.

It is estimated that when the agreement is fully implemented, the Chinese market will take in more than 40 percent of Kenya’s avocado produce, making it one of the largest importers of the fruit. Other famous destinations of Kenyan avocado include Europe and the US.

The signing of the protocol on sanitary requirements for the export of frozen avocado was the last major hurdle for the Kenyan crop to be accepted.

Kenya already exports stevia to China and avocado becomes the second farm produce. The country wants to also export 13 other priority farm produce to China in future, including flowers, mangoes, French beans, peanut, vegetables, meat, herbs, bixa and macadamia.

The meeting between Presidents Kenyatta and Xi Jinping and their delegations focused on promoting economic and trade exchange in 8 key initiatives identified during the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) meeting held in Beijing last year. These initiatives include industrial promotion, trade facilitation, infrastructure connectivity, green development and people-to-people exchange. Others are capacity building, healthcare, and peace and security.

In addition to the avocado deal, President Kenyatta witnessed the signing of an agreement on Economic and Technical Cooperation covering all sectors of mutual interest and an MOU on joint promotion of the implementation of the 8 priority areas.

President Kenyatta is in Beijing for a three-day working tour where he will also attend the Second Belt and Road Forum (BRF) for International Cooperation that will be officially opened by President Xi Jinping on Friday.

The BRF conference at the China National Convention Centre (CNCC) is being attended by world leaders from 37 countries, 5,000 delegates drawn from 150 nations, and representatives of 90 international organisations.
https://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/business/Kenyan-avocados-cleared-for-China-market/2560-5087764-4fbuijz/index.html
 

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No brainer. This should be funded by local funds it's very impressive. I hope they go far and transform agriculture in this country.
 

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Plus the bonus of fatter Forex reserves for Kenya,albeit it won't be enough to close our ever yawning trade deficit.
The prices have been depressed. But it looks like going up towards the end of the year Kenyan tea is going to be highly sort after.
 

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Talking about Kenyan tea. Green Tea seems to have a steady market even in countries that "don't drink tea" like the US. It is mostly used for the Diet industry. I have not compared prices but I believe it is priced much higher than Black tea. Is anyone in Kenya strategizing to aggressively target that market? Weight loss business is huge!
 

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Kenyan tea farmers are gonna make very good money. Lots of tea shortages and an opportunity to make money.
Unfortunately the industry is under a serious cartel. KTDA as over the decade become an infectious cartel. They created several subsidiaries not know to farmers within KTDA. They buy their own tea at bottom prices into these companies then resale or collude with multinational to sell to other packaging tea companies abroad. The higher return is banked in other accounts and channeled to directors. Theft, fraud and corruption.
 

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Unfortunately the industry is under a serious cartel. KTDA as over the decade become an infectious cartel. They created several subsidiaries not know to farmers within KTDA. They buy their own tea at bottom prices into these companies then resale or collude with multinational to sell to other packaging tea companies abroad. The higher return is banked in other accounts and channeled to directors. Theft, fraud and corruption.
There have been improvements. But maybe the tea auction isn’t really the best model.

It would make sense to just to form one giant tea conglomerate and dictate all tea leaves bought from Kenya will come from one source. That way farmers actually get paid good money and it isn’t lost at auction due to brokers.
 

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There have been improvements. But maybe the tea auction isn’t really the best model.

It would make sense to just to form one giant tea conglomerate and dictate all tea leaves bought from Kenya will come from one source. That way farmers actually get paid good money and it isn’t lost at auction due to brokers.
Yes this is right and common sense. It has also been mentioned for decades now. However that will take away all middlemen from the industry who make billions monthly. The games going on at KTDA, tea auction, tea multinationals and foreign packaging/end branding firms is too much. They are deep entrenched. We will need a radical reformer to remove them all and elevate farmers. Tanzania and Rwanda have also raised a lot of concern over the vulturous nature of our Tea auction structure. KTDA produces the best quality tea in the world. Unmatched. Its worth billions. Why can't Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda can't package their own tea and branded them for direct sale to supermarkets globally. What's the need of an auction to sell your tea at lower prices, get it exported to britain rebranded as Lipton tea and sold at a premium. Egypt, Sudan, UAE, Iran and even Afghanistan buy our tea in wholesale, package, brand and sell as their own.
 

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Yes this is right and common sense. It has also been mentioned for decades now. However that will take away all middlemen from the industry who make billions monthly. The games going on at KTDA, tea auction, tea multinationals and foreign packaging/end branding firms is too much. They are deep entrenched. We will need a radical reformer to remove them all and elevate farmers. Tanzania and Rwanda have also raised a lot of concern over the vulturous nature of our Tea auction structure. KTDA produces the best quality tea in the world. Unmatched. Its worth billions. Why can't Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda can't package their own tea and branded them for direct sale to supermarkets globally. What's the need of an auction to sell your tea at lower prices, get it exported to britain rebranded as Lipton tea and sold at a premium. Egypt, Sudan, UAE, Iran and even Afghanistan buy our tea in wholesale, package, brand and sell as their own.
If you look 👀 who owns the big tea farms then you know why reform is hard. Big shots in London/America have major pull on the industry.

I’d like to see an East Africa Tea Company formed that would package and sell Tea from across East Africa under one umbrella.
British and Dutch built empires out of tea and spices.
 
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