Land :
  • Maximum of 30 Acres available for agricultural purposes
Food for consumption:
  • Main Course
    • Ugali (maize dish)
  • Vegetables
    • Cabbage
    • Kale
    • Carrots
    • Tomatoes - Good for crop rotation
    • Onions - Good for crop rotation
  • Fruit
    • Bananas
    • Citrus - Oranges, Tangerines
    • Avocado
    • Passion Fruit
  • Protein Source
    • Beans - Kidney and Green Grem
  • Occasional Meat
    • Beef
    • Goat - Special Occasions
  • Breakfast Foods
    • Sweet Potatoes
    • Arrow Root
  • Drinks
    • Water
    • Milk
    • Porridge - Made from millet or sorghum (Casava Flour, peanuts, green grem, soy beans)
Other Crops to Grow / Look Into
  • Casava - lots of vitamins, can sell to local market
  • Canola - big must
    • vegetable (nutritious)
    • oil from seeds - bio-deisel and consumption
  • Meranga Tree Nursery
    • Helps with pest control and water purification
    • May not be able to grow there
    • Grow in pots and then transfer
  • Bamboo
Livestock:
  • Cattle - Dairy and beef
  • Goats - Mainly for dairy
  • Chickens - Eggs and to eat
  • Pigs
  • Mud fish / Tilapia - to be looked into later
  • Zero Grazing - For dairy animals
  • Larger Grazing area for beef livestock
Farm Equipment:
  • Large assortment available on JKUAT website
Plowing Methods:
  • Hand held tools - manual labor
  • Tractors
  • Ox-drawn plow - rare
Processing:
  • Chutney
  • Pickling
  • Grinding
  • Cold Storage
  • Drying
Domestic Markets
  • Immediate Markets
    • Kimathi University - main market
    • Local Markets?
    • All crops, soap, green steam engine
    • Non-peak sales
      • Tomatoes in cold season GREENHOUSES
      • Kale, cabbage, carrots, capsicum - requires water can grow in dry season with IRRIGATION
  • Possible Future Markets
    • Canned Goods - difficult to target market, big business as competitor, must be creative to succeed
    • Flowers - very involved process
Export Market (Europe):
  • French Beans
  • Bullet Chili Beans - can also dry then powder for local market
  • Capsicum
Irrigation Methods:
  • In general irrigation is not used
  • When used
    • drip irrigation
    • sprinkler
    • canals and gravity- foot pump
    • variety of methods can be used when near river
  • A powered irrigation method would be innovative and a big plus!
Pest Control
  • Crop rotation - main method
  • Green houses
  • Meranga tree?
Tourism:
  • Gardens with bamboo, "Oasis" like
  • Horses, Zebras, and Zebroids to ride