Chili farming, untapped potential in Kenya

By Peter Kibe

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Farming in Kenya has picked in the best way we could have all imagined. Chili farming, though, is one of the untapped ventures yet with it, one can make unimaginable profits.

Chilies have great nutritional value since they are a source of vitamins A, B and C, iron, potassium and magnesium. The capsaicin in them contains anti-bacterial, anti-diabetic, anti-carcinogenic and analgesic properties.

The chilies also help to reduce cholesterol levels in the body, aid in digestion, help relieve migraines, muscle and joint pain.

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Given the tropical climatic conditions of Kenya, chili farming is ideal, and the warmer the growing conditions the hotter the chili. From half an acre, a farmer can make a profit of about Sh140,000 from an investment cost of Sh85,000.

Peter Kibe is the compliance officer at PJ Dave Flora Limited

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