Starting a farming business in Kenya is tricky, but here are some tips for when you’re ready to take the plunge.
Many people want to farm and start their own farming business, but they don’t know how to get started from the ground up. This blog post will outline everything you need to know to make your dream a reality.
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What to Consider Before Starting a Farming Business:
Before starting your farming business, there are many things to consider, but the first and most important thing is where you’re creating.
The location you choose for your farm will impact how well your business does. No one will find you if it’s in the middle of nowhere. However, anyone with a car or truck can find you if it’s on a busy main road.
Tips for Getting Started
There are several ways in which you can begin your farming business. One of the easiest and most popular is to start an organic farm.
An organic farm produces food without pesticides or chemicals to help grow crops. Some organic farms will include other things like eggs or even handmade goods based on the area in which they are located.
You can also choose to start a farm solely based on livestock. This is great for raising animals such as cows, chickens, or goats. Many farmers will look for an open space with a barn or animal shelter.
You can also create a small garden to grow fresh vegetables. It’s best to start with one vegetable, like tomatoes, and then branch out.
You can sell what you grow locally at farmers’ markets or even people’s homes nearby. This is a great way to get your business started without thinking huge.
You will need much money to sell products at local grocery stores. You can start slowly and go from there, but the process will be much slower if you can make it big quickly.
*Note: The “quickly” part is because the grocery stores will want you to sell as many products from your farm as possible.
If you can only supply a small amount of one item, they won’t be interested in giving you a large amount of floor space for your product.
However, if you can supply their products (eggs, milk, and bread), they will likely give you a lot of space in their store.
Feeding your animals is also essential when starting a business that has animals. You must ensure that your chickens are regularly provided with chicken feed and that your cows have hay to keep them healthy.
What Time of Year Should You Start a Farm?
Throughout the year, there are many different times that you can choose to start your business.
No matter what time of year, you must build a shelter for your animals and crops to create an organic farm.
Spring is an excellent time of year to start your business. The weather is nice and warm, but not too hot.
It’s also the time of year that you will need to get seeds in the ground for tomatoes or lettuce, depending on where you live.
The summer months are perfect if you want to raise livestock. You can buy baby chicks and goats that need to be submitted until they are old enough for you to sell them.
The fall is also a great time of year if you want to raise cows. Cows can give birth in spring and the fall, so you will always have baby cows that won’t require much work until they are old enough to sell.
* Note: You must ensure you have decent money for your animals’ needs (feed, shelter, and water).
Anything less than $3000 may result in your animals dying before they get old enough for you to sell them.
Beginner packages are available to raise chickens and other small animals. They will have everything you need to keep your animals alive to grow into adult chickens, ducks, or rabbits.
Starting a farm is a beautiful thing! However, ensuring you’re prepared for the work is crucial before making big decisions.
Keep looking into different farm types available and gather as much information as possible from other farmers.
You want to make sure this is a job that will last for several years. Also, if you want to start your own business without having animals, finding ways to support your business through donations or money if they want to help you is crucial.