How to Make Commercial Pesticides in Kenya 

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A serious entrepreneur  is quick in studying opportunities available (in the market)  for exploits, often  aimed at gaining some income out of them.

There has been a sustained vertical trend observed in the Kenyan population among citizens who want to benefit monetarily especially in businesses with low competition. And agri-products biz tops the list of grey areas where opportunities to make millions of money lurk.  

Probably, one of the major reasons why the younger generation is fascinated with  agri-business products is the fact that the Kenyan economy is backed heavily by Agriculture, and the the heavy consumption of agricultural inputs (among them Pesticides) provide a ready lucrative market for the sector.

Interestingly, as of 2015 estimates, Kenya had a GDP of $69.977 billion making it the 72nd largest economy in the world. Per capita GDP was estimated at $1,587. (Wikipedia). A separate  study revealed that Agriculture accounted for 18% percent of wage employment and 65%  of total revenue from exports, effectively making it not only the best employer but the safest bet for investing on agricultural inputs.

Why Invest on Making Biopesticides 
While Pesticides are an important factor in agricultural production.  both domestic and export markets continue to increase standards regulating chemical residue levels. This has subsequently led to the ban of commonly used pesticides or severe restriction of their use.

“The ban has resulted in high incidences of rejection of chemical-based pesticides at the same time raising compliance to international standards that favour use of safer biological pesticides in increase of crop productivity” says Herman, founder of East Africa Biocutical Company, the maker of IndoPest®.

Bio-pesticides are biological control agents and botanical products used to control pests. They do not persist in the environment and have low or no residual effects, making them suitable for application in horticultural, vegetable and fresh fruit farming. Bio-pesticide use is increasingly preferred over chemicals due reduced post-harvest intervals, minimal environmental degradation, safe contact for people and animals, lower likelihood of pest resistance and high efficacy.

A Beckoning Opportunity
Credible sources reveal that in Kenya, only 55 products and 16 bio-pesticides agents or distributors are registered with The Pesticide Control Products Board (PCPB), the body charged with registration and regulation for bio-pesticides.  

Taking advantage of the wide listenership of the mushrooming local vernacular FM radio stations and overrated curious viewership of local TV stations can provide the best platform for promoting a brand of Biopesticide targeting the preferred consumer-the farmer. And the farmers (especially Miraa crop) are known to stop at nothing (when it comes to dishing out money) that promises to protect their valued crop with a promise of reduced post-harvest intervals. 

Cosmetics and Detergents Kenya Institute, in partnership with East Africa Biocutical Company  extends an offer to train interested people in making safe  standard  Bio-pesticides  for use in farming Tomatoes, Khat (Miraa), Cabbages, French beans, and other fresh produce which are quick income generators in Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Rwanda  and Tanzania.  

“As the first and only Institute in Africa offering credible training in compounding of Safe Biopesticides, we can authoritatively advice the general public that opportunities to make decent livelihood through investment in prime businesses are not limited” concluded Herman, a senior consultant in Industrial Chemistry and Pharmaceutical research  fellow with East Africa Biocutical Co. Kenya. 

To contact us for further information on training or Chemical Compounding Manual of Biological Pesticides, please contact us through this email: eabc2010@gmail.com or call us today +254 723424240.  

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