By now you must have heard about maize scandals in Kenya. This is so because maize is a staple food in Kenya. Maize is one of the most planted crop, both for cash and subsistence purposes. Maize is known to grow in almost all areas in Kenya, with different varieties customized for different zones depending on climate and weather. The aim however is to ensure there is a variety that is resistant to harsh weather conditions and maximize on the yields.
A business plan could be a good tool to help you plan for your farming business. In most cases its also a requirement of securing grants and loans. The process of writing one may be seen as overwhelming and intimidating at first, but when broken down, it becomes easy to manage and write. A business plan is a roadmap for your farming business venture. During the process of writing one, you will need to develop an inclusive vision and mission for your business.
Further more green maize has good demand everywhere during the dry season. You may Grow double cobbing maize varieties in zai pits in dry season for maximum profit. One acre will accommodate planting pits each measuring 75 x 75 x cm which gives plant population of at 9 plants per hole. When you plant a double cobbing or a variety which bears 2 cobs or more per plant you get at least 16, big cobs and about 11, small cobs.