Farming On The Slopes Of Kilimanjaro

Taita taveta is best known for hosting the world reknown Tsavo East and West National park.A traveler visiting the area for the first time is awed by the hills and mountains that seem to be a touching distance away.We are here to meet Bakari Mbise Mwololo a large scale  tomato and onion farmer.Bakari has been farming since 1991, initially he was farming in  a one and half acres piece of land in oloitoktok  but later moved to Taita taveta in 2009 where he has become a respected farmer. Currently he farms in 25hectares where he alternates between Tomatoes and onions. To help him run the farm he has employed a farm manager who helps in the day to day running of the farms. Numbers Don’t Lie Anyone who undertakes Tomato and onion Farming can attest to the fact that its capital and labour intensive. In 2016 Bakari managed to make a profit of 300,000 from his onion  plant and 700,000 from his tomato plant Climatic Conditons Climatic conditions Tomato grows […]