Noah Chemir started by growing Boma Rhodes grass for hay at his vast family land. “I started with 20 acres, this year we are expanding to 700 acres,” he says. He invested Sh800,000, from his savings and charcoal sale. “I harvested around 10,000 bales and sold at Sh150 each,” he says.
He made Sh1.5 million. Buoyed by the profit, he planted 70 acres in 2011, but poor grass seed quality cost him Sh500, 000. He vowed to always get quality seeds and advises farmers to do the same