Production Technology of Vegetables and Flowers
Nekesah T. Wafullah
Arcler Education Inc
Horticulture is labelled a lucrative agribusiness option. However, it’s a long walk to lucrative horticulture markets, due to the many requirements that need to be fulfilled. There are so many options in vegetable and fruit production practices that can be easily carried out in an affordable manner to leap the benefits of the horticultural markets. When an entrepreneur engages these practices properly, the farms sustainability is guaranteed. By articulating the kind of product and target market, this book emphasizes the use of integrated pest, disease and weed management to ensure profitability and sustainability of a horticultural farm. This book looks at horticulture production in light of climate change, policy requirement and food security issues that may affect availability of different markets and market strategies. Compliance with Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) is important to horticulture management and profitability, thus the need to carefully select acceptable production techniques for the target market.
A skilled agriculture expert with extensive knowledge in project management, agricultural energy, various forms of fertilizer, their production, marketing, application regimes and policies; business development management services; cross border fertilizer trade policies; product registration and efficacy trials and assessment; legume production and marketing aspects; food safety advocacy and policy issues; partnerships in businesses; youth, and women empowerment, and volunteerism. She is adept at project planning and strategic management as well as creating simple solutions to complex problems. As mentorship is one of her key areas, she has dedicated time to journey with high school and college students advocating for better performance in Agricultural sciences. She writes and edits agricultural books and loves watching movies, cooking, baking, networking, reading and dancing during her free time. She is also a food and fashion enthusiast. Nekesah holds an M Sc. Agricultural and Applied Economics degree from the University of Nairobi with a major in International Trade and Policy