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?
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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
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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
Testing your soil pH is crucial if you want to avoid losses. Your soil pH is the key to understanding if essential nutrients will be available to the roots of your plants. Plants can only access these nutrients if the soil pH is within a certain range. If it isn’t, your crops will never make… Read More Testing Your Soil pH Without a Kit