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
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Do you ever have that one mean, troublesome and bullying chicken that disrupts the peace of the flock, pecking at the weakest chickens? Some even go as far as to pecking other chickens’ combs, and even worse, they peck them to death. If you have such a chicken, there are a few things you can… Read More What To Do About A Bullying Chicken
I spent 12 years of my life working and just like a lot of people, I faced difficult situations in life. All I longed for was to break away from salary dependency and the worry of how I will survive tomorrow. However, thinking of a business idea, even farming can be difficult when you’re in… Read More Meet Michael Mwelwa; “I choose farming over depending on a salary”
Africa boasts huge potential for social and economic development, with agribusiness poised to play a major role. Without policies and partnerships that enable smallholder farmers – including subsistence farmers and pastoralists – to participate in and benefit from the growth, that opportunity will turn into risk, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today.
You enjoy farming. You want to grow food not just for yourself but for the whole nation. You long to work with the soil and are ready for a life of intellectual challenges, physical toil and uncertain finances. Now, you’re planning on trading in your suit and tie for gum boots and a woven hat… Read More What young farmers should know about running a farm like a business
When to plant garlic, the best variety, garlic diseases, how to water… We’ve answered all the questions you’ve asked about growing garlic.
Global garlic market revenue amounted to 29,251 million USD in 2015, picking up by +21.6% against the previous year level. Overall, global garlic market continues to indicate a perceptible growth: the market value increased at an average annual rate of +8.7% from 2007 to 2015.
With a little bit of preparation and planning its possible to have a year-round supply of beetroot with minimum effort, all for the cost of a packet of seeds. It’s an easy vegetable to grow and is ideal for beginners. The leaves of the plant are tough and give very few problems through their growing period.… Read More Growing Beetroot – From Planting to Harvesting