Profit for Poor Farmers


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Maize Production

By a male, 31-45 years old, in Nakuru, Kenya
Map of MAIZE PRODUCTION Maize is the staple food in the most areas of Kenya. It is also important food for livestock production. It is also processed in industries to produce oil and starch. Its produced in small scale and large scale farms. In Nakuru, maize is grown fro food and as a cash crop. where there is drought, maize can do well because it is drought resistant. In Nakuru, residents were lucky because the government started a program in which they help farmers with machinery, seeds and this leads to high yield and development of the town. Read more.
Related to project keywords: processed, machinery, farmers, produce, grown

Lasting Solution

By a male, 22-30 years old, in Busia, Kenya
Map of LASTING SOLUTION Farmers in Busia are having heavy selling their produce after setting up to a market resources centre that is providing update knowledge of commodity price.Many businessmen,especially those trading in fresh farm produce say the Kenya Agricultural commodity exchange market resources centre has helped them link up with potential buyers.This centre is located in chuele in Bungoma. Read more.
Related to project keywords: update, setting, farmers, market, say

Give Me A Cup Of

By a female, in Madete(vihiga), Kenya
Map of Give me a cup of Tree planting is a venture that has taken place in western kenya as one of the most important economic activities. Tea is grown in large scale and considered the second largest producer of tea after kericho. Even with these large production, many farmers still languish in poverty simply because because tea is sold at a very cheap price to the nearby factory which later sell at a very large profit margin. they therefore need some education and sensitization on world of local prices of the commodity and their sights and obligations to the factory and farmers union for them to have a fair share of their sweat. Read more.
Related to project keywords: profit, fair, venture, farmers, sell

Farmers Woes

By a female, under 16 years old, in Kakamega, Kenya
Map of Farmers woes Pineapples at Mr.Makokha's stand in kakamega in kenya recently retailed for sh.20 9 pieces.three days later a packet of three fetch sh.30; an average price of sh.10 a piece 40 percent dedline. Demand is low and the longer they stay, the higher the chances of going bad. He said logistics of transporting handling and packging of fresh produce contributes to losses.Had he sold the fruits within first one and a half weeks , the profit margins would be sh.40,000 with the curren state profits will shrink to less than bh.15,000. Read more.
Related to project keywords: profits, profit, farmers, produce, price

Improve Living Condition

By a male, 31-45 years old, in Kakamega County, Kenya
Map of improve living condition I am a small scale farmer and a member of Namatsi self help group .Since i joined this group i have learned more farming skills that have helped improve my farm. I grow banana on my farm and now since i went through a training on how to improve and produce the best.It has now made ,me improve market access and am doing very well.I have grown because of this group and even though the support i get from this group. They even give loans to boot your business and even improve your life. Read more.
Related to project keywords: business, improve, market, farm, produce
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Seva Mandir

Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

Project Leader

Priyanka Singh

Executive Director
Udaipur, Rajasthan India

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