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Grain Amaranth Grain Amaranth

grainamaranthAmaranth has been rated as one of the world's healthiest foods with enormous health benefits. Amaranth seeds mature within 75 days. Amaranth flour can be consumed whole in porridge and ugali as well as a complement in bakery products. Both the plant and seeds make good feed for animals. It's time to incorporate Amaranth in your kitchen garden. For more on grain amaranth production read this manual

Arrow Root Farming Arrow Root Farming

arrowrootsThe Arrow Root It is a low perennial herbaceous plant with thick, fleshy and creeping roots and long white fibers and is a good source of flour. Arrow root flour has a very high commercial value in the international market because it is best ingredients in making high quality biscuits and cookies.

Strawberry Farming Strawberry Farming

strawberriesThere is a high demand for the strawberry leaves, which are an important component of bouquets due to their beautiful shape and sweet scent. Strawberries’ gardening is a golden opportunity for the youth in Kenya for self employment and livelihood improvement.

Tomatoes Growing Tomatoes Growing

tomatoesgrowingThis manual gives you a step by step guide to doing tomato farming. It presents the agronomic practices needed for successful tomato production ie. Seed selection, pest/ disease, harvesting and viable value addition opportunities such as making tomato paste, sauces and tomato juice

Beet Root Farming Beet Root Farming

beetrootBeetroot is a great vegetable, able to provide you with anti-cancer and heart-protection properties thanks to its red pigments. Easy to grow, it is one of the top 10 vegetables grown in the home garden.

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Skills Training Centres

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Opportunity for Bakery Business

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