If you’ve been following the news, you’ve probably heard about how Serenje District Farmers’ Association are making charcoal from maize cobs in Zambia. You don’t have to grow crops or raise animals to invest in the agricultural industry in Zambia.
Goats don’t require high initial investment in comparison to other livestock in Zambia. Furthermore, Zambia exports most of it’s goat products. So, if you have a herd of goats or are planning to start raising them, there a few things you need to keep in mind.
If you’re a small scale farmer in Zambia, you’re probably familiar with raising ducks. Just like chicken and turkey, duck meat is a good source of food and income.There are so many different breeds of ducks. But there are three common and popular breeds in raising ducks for resale. These are the Pekin, Rouen and Muscovy. Of these three,… Read More Why you should raise ducks
Buying dried fruit in Zambia often comes with a hefty price tag. Is the process of removing moisture before food begins to decompose really that hectic? Is it that labour intensive and time consuming? Only the first time. That’s because you have to build your own dehydrator. But don’t fear cause today, I’ll show you how.
Microgreens are not just the latest culinary craze but can yield serious agricultural dividends in Zambia without spending alot of money or using much space. So what’s the catch? A short shelf life. That is, one week, maximum, even when refrigerated.
The prices of fertilizer in Zambia rise regularly. And if you don’t enrich your soil, you won’t be able to grow anything. Most people opt for compost manure. This is rotten plant and animal waste. But if you don’t have the time to wait for composting, then you need to try this fertilizer recipe and… Read More How to make your own fertilizer
If farming is your passion and you’re thinking about following your heart then poultry farming is a great place to start. Chickens are the least expensive, easy to care for and very rewarding. If you plan on buying baby chicks, the one question you should be asking yourself is whether you’re ready to be mother… Read More A few tips on raising chicks for eggs
The cashew nut is mainly farmed in the west of Zambia. With low production levels, low cashew quality and the lack of quality standards, this is definitely an agricultural opportunity to explore in Zambia. Cashews grow on trees. They are also known as nuts. However, the cashew nut is not the only fruit of the cashew tree. The other… Read More How to plant and grow Cashew
Does a cook ever have enough onions? Pungent bulb onions are great and add flavour to any meal. I must say, we Zambians use onions in everything. As an agricultural farmer in Zambia, you need to tap into this need. So, if you’re thinking about growing onions on a large scale, then this article could help… Read More Onions – Low maintenance crops for beginner farmers
Zambia was among the leading investment destinations in Africa in 2015, the recently published 2016 African Economic Outlook (AEO) indicates. The AEO presents the current state of economic and social development in Africa and projects the outlook for the coming two years. The AEO is a product of collaborative work by three international partners: