ORGANIC FARMING OF STEVIA PLANT

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Organic farmers and trainers from NECOFA in particular promote the establishment of stevia plant as an ideal additional crop to their yield. These is in relation to its increase in production on organic soils.

Though non toxic, stevia plants have been found to have insect-repelling tendencies.  Their very natural sweetness, in fact, may be a kind of natural defense mechanism against aphids and other bugs that find it not to their taste.  Perhaps that’s why crop-devouring grasshoppers have been reported to bypass stevia under cultivation. Therefore stevia is a good crop to promote resilience from pest infestation and a short term crop to strengthen climate change adaptation to mitigate its adverse impacts in agriculture.

What is Stevia?

Stevia plant, scientifically known as Stevia rebaudiana and locally called sweet leaf, sugar leaf is widely grown for its sweet leaves and medical value. With its extracts having up to 300 times the sweetness of sugar, stevia has garnered attention with the rise in demand for low-carbohydrate, low-sugar food alternatives. Medical research has also shown possible benefits of stevia in treating obesity and high blood pressure. Because stevia has a negligible effect on blood glucose, it is attractive as a natural sweetener to people on carbohydrate-controlled diets.  Stevia has a negligible effect on blood glucose, even enhancing glucose tolerance; therefore, it is attractive as a natural sweetener to diabetics and others on carbohydrate-controlled diets.
We sell Powder,seedlings and cuttings, from our Molo branch….
If you reside in Nairobi or nearby You can buy stevia green powder or seedlings from: MR. Macharia -0727953867.
For more information do not hesitate to call our office: 0715639223.

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125 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Richard Masembe on August 25, 2010 at 7:37 am

    I am a Ugandan looking for a source of stevia plants.I intend to start growing stevia on a 50 by100 feet piace of land. Do you happen to sell stevia for growing or could you point me to a source?
    Quite commendable work you guys are doing out there.
    Best regards

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    • Posted by NECOFA Kenya on August 29, 2010 at 6:49 pm

      Dear Richard,
      Thank you very much for you kind words, yes we do supply stevia seedlings to farmers and train on cultivation and production. Will get in touch with you via Email..

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      • Posted by Brig Moses Rwakitarate on July 9, 2013 at 1:33 am

        This is very interesting I wander how far Richard went with his idea! I am interested in stevia too I would like to introduce it to our military cooperative which is one of the largest in the country and has membership spread all over the country!! This would even spread Eco farming techniques! And alleviate poverty
        Brig Moses Rwakitarate

  2. Posted by kirui peter on September 7, 2010 at 8:49 am

    are there plans to constuct a processing plant for stevia in kenya?

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  3. Posted by kipruto on September 9, 2010 at 2:26 am

    Am glad about what you are doing on stevia farming. Am from north Rift and am interested in growing 4 large scale. Is that possible in this region?

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  4. Posted by Humphrey LUMADEDE on September 13, 2010 at 10:04 am

    I wish to know how to get the seedlings

    HUMPHREY LUMADEDE MUDOGA (M.Sc.)
    Research Scientist – Energy / Environment / Sugar Technology
    Kenya Industrial Research & Development Institute (KIRDI)
    P.O. BOX 30650-00100
    NAIROBI-KENYA
    Tel: +254-20-603842/609440
    Fax: +254-20-607023

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  5. Stevia is natural sweetener with zero calories, zero carbohydrates and a zero glycemic index i use it in my daily life and it is economic 1kg of stevia= 300kg of regular sugar.

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  6. Posted by nginya james on November 22, 2010 at 11:31 am

    i am interested in growing stevia in limuru where i come from. how do i do it? and how do i get seed for 2 acres of stvia plant and finally how do i market the product?

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  7. Posted by mohammad on December 12, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    hello. i need to know mor about stevia . farming.managment. et in the north of iran in tropical area. thankyou.

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  8. Posted by mohammad on December 12, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    i need know mor about farming stevia in tropical area for example north of iran (tempertur betwen -3 —36)

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  9. Posted by robert kelly kasozi on December 14, 2010 at 9:04 am

    iam augandan who wanted to practice stevia iread every thing corcerning stevia,piching,sticking but wat i deserve is to see every thing practicaly what can ido.

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  10. Hey, thanks alot for your substitute research, i can spare 1/4 acre for stevia and am currently installing drip irrigation for other crops and would like to consider it,is it viable?,where can i get seedlings? and most important is marketing of the crop. am located aproximately 40 km east of Nairobi, which is your nearest office i can contact?.

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  11. Posted by Otieno on January 10, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    Am interested in cultivating stevia inn 3 acres of land in Siaya district in Kenya. How do I go about this and also provide information on where to sell the produce.

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  12. Posted by Otieno on January 10, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    What are the economic benefits of stevia.

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  13. Posted by joyce njunu on January 13, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    I am interested in growing stevia in Kiambu about 20 minutes away from Nairobi. Please give me a local contact.
    Joyce

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  14. Posted by vincent on January 18, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    Hi!.. my father owns about 20 acres of land in keringet(Nakuru county, molo district) he usually use the land for potatoes and maize, but he told me about stevia, and i kind of like the idea. He is not very well enlighten about the the plant though he will really like to try. If you know any where he can get help with in the county (nakuru) am sure he will very much appreciate it.
    his email address is; samwuelsoi@yahoo.com

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  15. I am interested in growing stevia in greenhouse,want more information on where to get seedlings and more info.on how it’s grown and its market in Kenya.
    Achacha

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  16. Posted by Jacob on February 10, 2011 at 8:34 am

    It’s a a good work your are doing there you guys. I’m working with small scale farmers just below the famous Mt. Kilimanjaro highlands. I want to introduce this new crop/plant to the community for commercial purposes. Please help it

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  17. Posted by Jacob on February 10, 2011 at 8:37 am

    It’s a a good work your are doing there you guys. I’m working with small scale farmers just below the famous Mt. Kilimanjaro highlands. I want to introduce this new crop/plant to the community for commercial purposes. Please help it

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  18. Posted by Robert Gow on February 28, 2011 at 8:04 am

    I have a couple of acres in Ngata, Nakuru and this sounds interesting. I would like to know more in regards to what investment the plant requires to grow well, where I would sell my produce and what kind of returns would it give.

    Regards

    Rob

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  19. Posted by kirui geoffrey on March 2, 2011 at 10:19 am

    Im a resident of south rift(kericho) and i would like to appreciate what your company is doing to small scale farmers in this region.Soon many residence will have a better alternative to strengthen their vision 2030 realisation..

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  20. Posted by Githinji on March 3, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    Looks a very promosing alternative to “bad” sugar. I make squash and would love to use it as a choice ingredient, where can i get processed stevia and also seedlings and more information on it.

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  21. Posted by Teretere possiano on March 10, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    Thanks very much for the good work. I am in uganda and i heard about stevia on a local TV program. in an atempt to learn more i came across your work and actaully developed alot of intrest and i wanted to try it out. can be abe to get seed from your organisation?

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  22. Posted by Yared Tibebu on March 15, 2011 at 1:11 am

    Thank you for being an African pioneer on this healthy alternative. Please send me the details on how I can buy the seedlings, and how my younger brother who lives in Ethiopia can get the training to farm it inside Ethiopia. As you may know there are millions of people with type 2 diabetes in Ethiopia, and now with sugar prices becoming beyond peoples means, it is a good time to introduce the product. Please send me the details.

    Cheers!
    Yared

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  23. Posted by temindet on March 16, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    i heard that this crop doesnt do well in kericho.so i need to confirm it from u people

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  24. Posted by Njeru Kyanda on March 24, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    I need about 1000 seedlings to start up some work in the mount Kenya region. Are these readily available and at what cost?

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  25. Posted by Amit singh on March 29, 2011 at 3:20 am

    To,
    Dear Sir
    *Subject: – Stevia plant for sale*
    We take pleasure in introducing ourselves as pioneers in Stevia (the only anti diabetic sweetener) in India. As you would be aware that Stevia is now poised to become single largest zero calorie sweeter in the world.
    Dear sir, we have nursery of Stevia plant on commercialize basis in Uttar Pradesh & Madhya Pradesh & ready for supplying the plant. We have capacity of 1.2 cr. plant right now.
    Sir the rate of Stevia plant is Rs.1.50 & it would be up & down as per order quantity.
    Sir, we are looking a company for supplying the plant so that we would able to make a strong channel partner. If you have any kind of query or order for sale of Stevia then please let me inform me I will make arrangement of plant at your lead time.
    Any kind attention on this offer is highly respected.
    We hope a positive response on our offer looking forward for long term association with you.
    Thanking You,
    Regards,
    Amit Kumar Singh
    Manager – Operations
    (Sparsh Herbal Pvt. Ltd.)
    E-mail:- sparshherbals@gmail.com
    Phone no: – 09044691079
    09450033492

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  26. I’m a farmer in Olenguruone, Kenya. Where do I get the STEVIA seedlings to plant. Kindly reply.

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  27. Posted by kasoma luqmaan on April 18, 2011 at 5:34 am

    i appreciatiate your service but now .where exactly in uganda can i get the seedlings .please any body out there can help me out.on kasomaphillip@yahoo.com

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  28. Posted by kasoma luqmaan on April 18, 2011 at 5:36 am

    seedlings .please any body out there can help me out.on kasomaphillip@yahoo.com

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  29. Posted by Ikasangat Peter on April 27, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    Hi i am a Ugandan and recently saw a program on Uganda Broadcasting Corporation TV on stevia . Am interested in growing it. Where can I get information and plants/seedlings.
    Peter

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  30. Posted by Ikasangat Peter on April 27, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    Hi i am a Ugandan and recently saw a program on Uganda Broadcasting Corporation TV on stevia . Am interested in growing it. Where can I get information and plants/seedlings. please reply
    Peter

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  31. Posted by MUHANGUZI BRIAN on June 5, 2011 at 11:19 am

    Hello, there!
    I would like to start growing Stevia commercially and Organically for export. I would like to pay a study visit to your farm so that i can find the information. Please send me an invitation for two and let me know what it will take for e to do this.

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  32. Posted by robert on June 6, 2011 at 10:15 am

    i am interested in planting this plant in 5 acres any seedlings for me. am in uganda.pliz email me pple at mugrobs24@yahoo.co.uk

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  33. Posted by Rhonnie on June 15, 2011 at 9:54 am

    Am interested in plant stevia in Uganda how do I get the seeds?

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  34. Posted by Bosse James Osteen on June 27, 2011 at 9:17 am

    Please let me in on information about stevia am in fort tenan not far from kericho and I need to start growing it please give me some info on acrerage plants costs, profits and duration.
    osteenbosse@yahoo.com or call 2022159 celphone 0720429053
    Bosse James Osteen

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  35. Posted by anne on July 6, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    hi i wish to plant stevia in molo turi can it grow well and how do i get the seedlings

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  36. Hello, Any body there?
    I am a Ugandan; I saw a TV program on NTV Uganda recently about Stavia, where can I get the seedling or the proccessed powder for consumption. My address is hakullu@yahoo.com

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  37. hello,am based in nakuru and am interested to learn more on cultivation of stervia.I need to know how i can get get seeds and if possible technical advise.

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  38. hello,am based in nakuru and am interested to learn more on cultivation of stervia.I need to know how i can get seeds and if possible technical advise on growing.

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  39. Posted by joseph kamau on September 6, 2011 at 11:22 am

    PLEASE LET ME KNOW HOW AND WHERE I CAN GET THE SEEDLINGS AND THE PRICE.

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  40. Posted by Japheth Ng'etich on September 7, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    Hi, I am from Eldoret and wish to plant Stevia commercially. What markets exists currently and where do we get seedlings/seeds?

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  41. Posted by Ken Chepkwony on September 14, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    Hi, I am based in Keringet area and I would like to know more about stevia farming. what is the current market price for one kilogram of harvested and dried stevia?

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  42. Posted by W. Njenga on October 7, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    Hi, I would like to get stevia seedlings for planting. Can you kindly give me info on where to get them? I am based in Kiserian, kenya.

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  43. Posted by Isaac on October 9, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    Hi, i am interested in growing this plant. whom do i contact in central kenya?

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  44. Posted by karimi on October 12, 2011 at 8:46 am

    i attended Kenya Agricultural show 2011 and had achance to know about stevia and its very interesting.where can i buy the seedlngs for domestic use only.

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  45. Posted by Kariuki on October 15, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    Good work guys am in elburgon kenya how can one join you in your work

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  46. Posted by Collins on March 13, 2012 at 11:36 am

    i am interested in planting stevia in North Rifth in large scale (1Ha.) to start with, how can i get more details e.g. cuttings/seedlings.

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  47. Posted by William Adiedo on March 29, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    I have just read about stevia plant and developed much interest in growing it. What are the conditions for its growth? How can one get seedlings and what help can you to farmers to start off? Thank you in advance.
    William, Nairobi. If I can get the reply through e.mail the better.

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  48. Posted by vera on April 2, 2012 at 6:26 am

    I have read the Stevia articles with interest and would appreciate additional info.on the growing,harvesting and availability of market. I am seriously considering this as a an agribusiness venture.Thanks

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  49. Posted by simon on April 9, 2012 at 8:50 am

    please send me ur pricing.thank u.

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  50. Posted by judith bwire on April 20, 2012 at 9:33 am

    PLEASE SEND ME THE COST OF STEVIA SEEDLINGS AND MORE INFOMATION TO

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  51. Posted by janes giohengo on April 29, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    I want Stevia seeds; plse give me contacts around Nairobi or elsewhere in kenya

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  52. Posted by mark on May 1, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    good job you are doing.iwant more information obout stevia.can it grow in kikuyu?

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  53. Posted by evans on May 4, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    my God help me. I wonna grow stevia in Kikuyu Ondiri where I have a four acre land with a borehole and a drip system. where can I get seeds and support? Regards.

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  54. Posted by mark mungai on May 11, 2012 at 7:46 am

    hi there am intrested in growing stevia on my one acre land in kikuyu.is the area suitable? how do i get baby stevias. at how muchn and then how do i market?please inform.thanks.

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  55. Posted by Simon on May 12, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    Hi! I got to know about the Stevia plant through my dad. He is a retired cooperative officer and wants more information on the plant. He is particularly interested on how to cultivate it in the Meru region of Kenya and how to commercialize its cultivation.

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  56. Posted by michael kamau on July 10, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    I’m interested, i’ve a half acre piece of land in mtwapa area of Mombasa. I wonder if this climate and soil is good. And how do I market the produce?

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  57. Posted by derek doyne-ditmas on July 18, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    Hi i am interested in growing in kenya we are at 2000m on equator black cotton soil ph about 7.2 would in grow?

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  58. Posted by Monica on August 3, 2012 at 11:52 am

    Please inform how long it takes for the plant to mature and whether it can be grown in dry areas like Juja and Narumoru.
    What is the price of the ones on sale at Kerinyaga?

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  59. Posted by Stephen njoroge on August 4, 2012 at 8:17 am

    Hi my name is stephen from karura, kiambu. I would like to know if the weather here is good for stevia and if so how do i get the seedlings. Also is there a ready market for stevia.

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  60. Posted by Josias Mugambi Mugo on August 9, 2012 at 10:25 am

    Hi, i am interested in stevia cultivation, how can i get the seeds for an acre. I come from meru where we usually grow tea and after cultivation how do i market the product.

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  61. Posted by florence on August 9, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    hi guys,where can i get the stevia planting material in nairobi?? also u can send me the pricelist please.thankyou

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  62. Posted by francis on August 14, 2012 at 9:14 am

    Where can I buy stevia to use in my tea I used to get it from tuskys but it is not available for a long time

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  63. Posted by BETH NJUNU on August 29, 2012 at 9:21 am

    Thank you for your literature. How can I get the planting material

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  64. Posted by Eugene on September 12, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    this is a great sweetener especially for the health conscious. Where can I get the seedlings, seeds, cultivars. Any help?

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  65. Posted by Maryanne on September 17, 2012 at 8:11 am

    I am interested in growing stevia on 1/2 acre plot in Magadi North constituency. Please do enlighten me on how I can be trained on cultivation and production of stevia and also would appreciate if you can link me up to it’s market. I would also want to know how I can get financial and any other technical assistance.

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  66. Iam a farmer in githunguri i would like to grow the stevia plant pls let me know the cost of @plant.methods of farming.crop duration to maturity.finaly mkting the current price per kg.who buys the crop

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  67. Posted by Mutwiri on September 26, 2012 at 9:40 am

    How does the plant do in Dry areas like Isiolo or Tharaka?

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  68. Posted by Joyce Njongelelo on October 5, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    I am a resident of Siaya (Kenya) and interested in planting STEVIA. Please advise me on where to get the seeds/seedlings. Are climatic conditions here suitable for the crop?

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  69. Posted by ruth chelagat on October 8, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    HI! I am interested in planting stevia in my 2 acre land in nandi hills,where do i get seedlings,training and who would my target market be.Are there processing plants in kenya?How much will it cost me,how much returns?

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  70. Posted by donald chirchir on October 11, 2012 at 9:50 am

    im donald chirchir a 4 year student at kabianga unisity college, i would like to carry a reseach proposal on stevia so to know more about the crop help farmers in my village. many farmers in my village have ventured into stivia cultivation. i wish to request on how to go about this proposal.

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  71. Posted by Harriet Koyoson on October 22, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    I am interested to grow some for personal use – I am diabetic. I am from Nairobi

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  72. Posted by kamau on October 25, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    Am interested in stevia seedlings for about half acre muranga. how much would that cost?availability?any literature for novices? thanks

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  73. Posted by Ayub on October 25, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    I have four acres in Githunguri and would like to venture into stevia farming. What advice/ help is out there?

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  74. Posted by Kenn on October 27, 2012 at 10:07 am

    Pls mail me the detailed info on Stevia including pricing

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  75. Posted by timothy chikai jirongo on October 29, 2012 at 11:30 am

    hi, my name is timothy jirongo. i want to start growing stevia and need to know wherev i can get more info which includes getting seedlings and market for the crop. kindly assist by emailing me, timchikai@gmail.com .

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  76. Posted by Catherine on October 31, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    I am interested in growing stevia in Ngong where i come from. how do i do it? and how do i get seed for 5 acres of stevia plant and finally how do i market the product?

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  77. Posted by Jackson on November 5, 2012 at 7:04 am

    Thank you for the insightful information. Where can i get the seeds for planting, am at Nairobi.

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  78. Posted by Jackson on November 5, 2012 at 7:04 am

    Thank you for the insightful information. Where can i get the seeds for planting, am at Nairobi?

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  79. Posted by Peter Masibo on November 12, 2012 at 11:32 am

    i have a farm of 15 acres but would like to allocate 2 acres for growing of stevia plant, where can i get the seedlings and more information on the climate that is required to grow it succesfully

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  80. Posted by Arthur Gachugi on November 13, 2012 at 11:38 am

    Hello my name is Arthur Gachugi I would like to inquire if the crop can be grown in Nyeri and where I can get cuttings or seedlings

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  81. Posted by Haron on November 14, 2012 at 9:47 am

    Hi I am a farmer in Ngong and would like to find out about Stevia farming in terms of where to get the seedlings and how to cultivate and any other information that is necessary.

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  82. Posted by Stephen Githinji on November 16, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    Hello NECOFA,

    Please enlighten and educate me more on the Stevia plant. I have 10 acres of land in Nyahururu/Laikipia zones and I am really interested in starting this project with possible future plans of processing the product for both local and international markets.

    Kindly send me a brochure or whichever literature you have on the same. I shall highly appreciate your prompt response and assistance.

    Regards,

    Stephen

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  83. Posted by Bryant Mazzie on November 19, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    Stevia is now approved as GRAS which means that it was shown not to cause cancer and gene mutation. ,

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  84. Posted by Phyllis on December 4, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    Hi I would like to grow stevia in oljororok in Nyandarua on our farm.please let me know if you could advise me on how to go about it. How do I get the seed?

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  85. Posted by Charles Omondi on December 15, 2012 at 11:29 am

    I am interested in planting stevia in Kajiado county, where do I get seedlings and at what cost?

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  86. Posted by Paul Thairu on December 19, 2012 at 9:38 am

    Good work you are doing,I wish to plant on 1/4 acre in Kikuyu and Molo,kindly advice on how i can get the seedlings.

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  87. Posted by john okirya on December 20, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    helo, am a ugandan student who is interested in learning more about stevia can you sale me samples for my research and how can i get it to uganda? thanx

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  88. Posted by Njoki Mugo on January 17, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    It would be great to have a reply to the questions been posted by all this interested farmers. Myself being one of them have realized that all the information concerning Stevia farming in Kenya is well over a year old. Is necofa still involved in this project if so answers would be deeply appreciated.

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    • Posted by NECOFA Kenya on January 17, 2013 at 5:54 pm

      Thank you Njoki for your comment, on a point of information we deal with each commentator through their email address, answering their specific questions, since comments are all diverse. So, if you have any questions related to any post we shall respond through your Email, thank you!

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  89. Posted by Kanyi Njoroge on January 18, 2013 at 8:45 am

    Hi,am interested in growing stevia.how can i get cuttings and what are the returns per acre? Do you buy harvested plants?

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  90. Posted by sarah Malaki on January 19, 2013 at 5:03 am

    Hi

    I just learnt about Stevia and would like to have some seedlings/cuttings for personal use & as a deterrrent for pests on my organic farm. Kindly let me know how I can get some and the cost. I am located approximately 30 km from Nairobi.
    Thanks
    Sarah

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  91. Posted by Njoki Mugo on January 21, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    i would like to know if Stevia farming is still a crop on demand. I have a 4 acre tract and a 26 acre tract of land in Embu that has unlimited access to water via two rivers. I would like to know if Stevia is the way to go. Temperatures in this area range from 25 – 32 decrees celsius.
    If stevia farming is the way, how much would it cost per acre input wise, ie the cuttings, the fertilizers, the chemical sprays etc (average laborer is Kes 200/day)
    Is there a market for this crop, would i be able to connect with the end buyer. What is the purchase price. My past experience with horticultural crops has often been frustrating where the end buyer is concern.
    I look forward to your reply
    Sincerely
    Njoki Mugo

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  92. Posted by Paul Gitta on February 1, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    hello i am a Uganda farmer interested in buying stevia planting matterial to plant on a 10 acre piece of land for the start, can you kindly sell me the planting matterial and provide the training as well? cd you also be willing to link me to buyers of the same? i would also want to know what soil, weather patterns its best suited to..thanks
    Stephen

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  93. Small bits of content which are explained in details, helps me understand about it, Thanks.

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  94. Posted by peter masibo on February 12, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    would like grow steviaplant

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  95. Posted by paul nganga on February 15, 2013 at 11:31 am

    Very Informative! Im quite interested in growing the stevia plant in Lari/Kiambu. I would like some clarification on the market price per kilo since i have read about farmers in south rift contracted by a multinational being paid ksh 100/= and elsewhere a farmer is getting up to 2500/= per kilo. Are both figures factual and if so why the discrepancy?
    Looking forward to your response.

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  96. Posted by Stefan Zimmermann on February 18, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    Hello, we are looking for a source of stevia seedlings for Madagascar. We need about 50.000 seedlings for a field of 100 by 100 meters. Do you possible sell seedlings or do you have a source for us?

    Very good job you guys do here.
    Best regards

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  97. Posted by Ann Rob on February 20, 2013 at 10:02 am

    I come from kericho (kapsoit) where can I get seedlings and information on how to grow this misterious plant. good work you are doing.

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  98. Posted by Ms Mwaniki on February 20, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    HI please help me with information on this crop and if it can do well in embu or nyeri , plus if there is a ready market for this product that i can easily access it

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  99. Posted by shane on February 27, 2013 at 8:22 am

    i would like to get more details on the stevia plant from where to get the seedlings, at how much, and most important the marketing strategy. my email is magawishane@gmail.com

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  100. Posted by Wambui on March 21, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    Hello, thanks for the good work but I have gone through the many comments and a majority of people needs to know where to buy the seedings and secondly and most important of all where to sell. Do you have a ready market for the product???

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    • Posted by NECOFA Kenya on April 1, 2013 at 12:45 pm

      Hello Wambui, for people with questions on stevia we answer them directly through their Emails. Thank you.

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  101. Posted by Mwangi Maina on April 9, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    This is good information, thank you.
    Where can i get information regarding both Local and international markets available for us us farmers will in to start this as a business?
    with utmost pleasantries,
    mwangi.maina16@yahoo.com/mwangi2486@gmail.com

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    • Posted by NECOFA Kenya on April 14, 2013 at 2:56 pm

      Thank you Mr. Mwangi for your kind words,,,Will get in touch via your Email…

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      • Posted by Robert Odak on April 14, 2013 at 11:33 pm

        Nice and informative post about Stevia. Am a small scale farmer in Migori Town, Migori County who is interested in doing new crops for commercial purposes. Kindly email me the requirements of this crop ie climate, type of soil, agronomy, management, market etc.

      • Posted by NECOFA Kenya on May 22, 2013 at 12:05 pm

        Thank you Robert, we shall get in touch via your Email.

      • Hi am Uganda and would like to plant this stevia,
        Where can I get the seedlings

      • Posted by NECOFA Kenya on June 21, 2013 at 9:43 am

        Hello Sara, hope the seedlings are doing well…..

  102. Reside in Uganda and interested in buying seedlings.

    Reply

    • Posted by NECOFA Kenya on May 22, 2013 at 12:07 pm

      Thank you for visiting our blog, for stevia seedlings and manual sms or call 0715639223…..

      Reply

  103. Posted by Pauline on May 6, 2013 at 11:09 am

    Thank you so much for your good work.I live in Uganda and I am so much interested in growing stavia.How can I be supplied with seed/seedlings?Pauline

    Reply

  104. Posted by james kagotho on May 24, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    a good idea of uplifting living standards of kenyans. where can i get stevia seeds. please reply .

    Reply

  105. Posted by Kenneth on May 27, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    Hi, Thanks for the good work you are doing. I am aresident of Bomet county, Sotik constituency and would like to know more about this plant. Where and how much do you sell seedlings which can cover 1/2 acre farm?

    Reply

  106. Posted by Erick Omwenga on June 1, 2013 at 6:21 am

    Congratulations for the good work you’re doing. I’ve a 3 acre piece of land in Molo & i’ve an interest in practising stevia farming. I’d like to know for how long you’ve been practising stevia farming in Molo & how successful it has been.

    Reply

  107. Posted by BENARD on June 7, 2013 at 11:52 am

    A friend of mine told me about this crop stevia and checked it on the net and i was interested. So please feed me with more information about the same. I would like to try it out.

    Reply

  108. Posted by Anthony on June 10, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    hi please i would like more information.

    Reply

  109. Posted by moses on June 12, 2013 at 7:28 am

    hallow am planning to plant 10 acres of stivea in narok. will u buy and at how much pa kg.

    Reply

    • Posted by NECOFA Kenya on June 21, 2013 at 9:36 am

      Thank you Simiyu for your interest in stevia farming, will reply through your Email address.

      Reply

  110. Posted by Priscilla Maingi on June 25, 2013 at 9:22 am

    Hi. I would like to have additional information on stevia farming and would appreciate a response from you.

    Thanks

    Reply

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