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I am smallholder farmer based in Kibomet , Kitale. I am married man with four children. I was born in 1968. After my high school i joined AHITI Kabete for certificate in Animal Health. I was employed in Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization. while on job i did Diploma in Applied Biology. Between 2005 and 2006 in trained in California Polytechnic State University in dairy management anf i was based inLittle Creek Dairy in Hereford Texas. From 2012 to date i have been a student of Egerton University doing Bsc. Animal Health Management. My elder son is a student doing Bsc Geography in Egerton University a second year. My second son is having interest in mechanical engineering. The third son and my only daughter are in their High school. This farm has been so much helpful in household purposes. My wife is a house wife and is the manager of our family farm which we call Glico Shamba Fresh Farms.
My small farm has the following enterprises: Dairy cattle , indigenous chicken and local vegetables. whose income is Kes 1,400 per month. The Glico Shamba Fresh Farms is an additional source of income apart from employment This money help me on domestic use more importantly the kitchen budget. My training being Bsc. Animal Health Management . This will help me because i have to demonstrate what i train farmers in my animal Health Research. My background knowledge is livestock that is i have more interest in farming. The amount i spent on school fees is enormous there increasing the productivity of my small farm will be of help.In this small farm i will provide eggs, chicken, indigenous vegetable. The unique thing i will be doing is recycling manure from chicken and dairy cows into the indigenous vegetable and Napier grass, most importantly is production of fresh and organic products to neighbor and kitale town. This is basically to increase soil fertility and Biogas for domestic chores.
The loan if provided I will use in constructing a gate at a cost of $10.00 this being labour charge as the raw material are available at farm. Purchase raw materials of animal feeds[maize stovers] and process them into silage for animal consumption at $8.00. The remaining money will be used for the purchase of feed supplement ,vaccines, milking containers. Purchase of molasses $2.00, Yeast $2.50 Urea $1.50 silage tube $1.00. This if implemented there will be a sale of milk at $ 4.50 per day sale of male calf $ 104.00 spent layer 5.00 per hen. The sale local vegetables being a dry period $85.00 per month. sale of organic manure $10.00
Sep 18, 2015