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>> How to make a decent profit in life, it's a tough nut to crack. On this farmland in Kenya's Rift Valley, the answer is traditionally lied with maize and wheat. Peter Kemani though is investing in the macadamia nut.>> A tree like this one now, this is the sixth year.
I started harvesting last year. This year as you can see, I'm expecting to harvest about 10 kgs.>> A kilo sells between 1 and $1.50, and Kemani has five acres of land with 350 trees. After dehusking, he sells his macadamias to nut processing companies.>> Those can also be packed then, and we're able to sell them to our markets in Europe, in US, and we're also selling in Japan, and we're also selling in China.
>> Jungle nuts sources nuts from around 50,000 small-scale farmers, it comes as more farmers are being encouraged to diversify from traditional cereals. Crops like the macadamia take a shorter period to mature, so farmers get more from their investments. Seeing opportunity, Kemani has also set up a nursery from where he sells seedlings to other farmers.