We all know how important it is to conserve wildlife. However, when many people hear the sss word, their “conserve wildlife” stand, literally sits. Most of us fear snakes. It actually makes me wonder why Eve gave a snake an ear in the Garden of Eden. Do snakes really want to confront you? Is it… Read More Why Snakes Are Called A Farmer’s Friend
This morning I read on the Zambezi river authority website that the water levels at Kariba went down another 9cms bringing the level to 479.54m and the lowest level capacity to generate power was stated as 475.50m. This news caused me as an emerging farmer to think beyond my cup of coffee and start analysing… Read More Looming Water Crisis – How are you preparing as a farmer?
What I love about potatoes is that they can grow almost anywhere, even with limited space. You can grow them in reusable potato growbags or sacks(mumasaka) which you can find anywhere. These are easy to place on a balcony, patio, greenhouse or just in your backyard. What’s more, they make harvesting pretty easy!
Planting potatoes, growing them into beautiful plants, and then harvesting two handfuls of small, knobby potatoes can get any farmer frustrated. However, if you plan and do things properly from the beginning, you can have a good harvest.
Cabbages are a good source of income for many Zambian farmers and care should be taken to ensure that they are well cultivated and farmers find humble time to take good care of them by simply attending to them and ensuring that they are prevented from major disease infections. The growth of cabbage is however… Read More Managing Cabbage Pests And Diseases
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The most common eggplants in Zambia are the yellow eggplant (Impwa) and the purple pear shaped eggplants. But egg plants come in a range of shapes, colors and sizes. There’s no doubt that without eggplants, the culinary world would be missing a bright star. Chefs around the world use this versatile vegetable in dishes closely… Read More How to grow Eggplant (Aubergine)
With the low price of tomatoes, most are going to waste. Should this really be happening? If you’re not looking for ways to make money off this wastage, it’s time you started. The tomato processing industry is huge. A large part of the world tomato crop is processed into tomato paste, which is subsequently used… Read More Tomato value added products
Learning as much as you can about your soil will help you decide what needs to be done to make it ideal for the crops you want to grow. If you can learn about your soil’s composition, texture, drainage, mineral density and acidity, you will avoid bad yields or overall disappointing results that happen when… Read More How To Test Soil Quality Without A Kit
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 in Zambia