Want to grow watermelons? Just noticed that your chickens are dying off and you don’t know what to do?
Join FarmingKenya, the leading farming-related Facebook group where tips and advice are freely shared among members. It is a site for production information seekers only – sorry sales enthusiasts and advertisers, this page is not for you. The group has seen rapid growth: from a handful of members to well over 12,000 in less than two years, says Collins Areba, one of the two founders of the site.
Areba recalls a group of farming enthusiasts visiting a farm. “Some guys saw some nice dairy cows and took pictures. Then they wondered where they could share the photos,” he says. They settled on posting them online. John Kibor started the Facebook group and now acts as coordinator and chairman. Areba joined him shortly thereafter and takes care of the technical side. But…
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