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
You’re about to start living a true farm life. You’ve probably already started pursuing your dream after work hours or on weekends. You can’t wait to grow entrepreneurial endeavor so it can sustain your family. While we’re glad you visit Agricultureinzambia.com, we also want to bring you the inspiration you need to keep going. Here’s… Read More Meet Moomba Thornicroft – A New Farmer on the Block
Growing your own vegetable garden can do more than provide tasty produce. Gardening can improve health, save money and even boost mood. Nyambe is a Zambian small scale farmer that never buys vegetables. She grows here own in her backyard.“I love growing my own food. And the best part is, I don’t have to worry… Read More “My backyard garden gives me varieties of fresh veggies”
Water is not only essential for the production of crops, fisheries and livestock, but also for the processing and preparation of these foods and products. Water is the lifeblood of ecosystems, including forests, lakes, and wetlands, on which the food and nutritional security of present and future generations depends. From soil to seed, to growth… Read More Water for Africa: From soil to seed and growth to harvesting
The global population is careening toward 11 billion by 2100, up 52.7% from the 7.2 billion recorded in 2014. Looking at a more immediate date and in our lifetime, 2050, the projected population climbs to 9.1 billion. Is current agriculture production equipped to feed these masses, especially those in poorer, undeveloped regions? Can farmers keep… Read More Smart Data Yields Big Harvests to Feed the World
Potato starch and potato flour are two value added potato products that bring in valuable returns to food processors. And, a smart farmer trying to diversify knows that the global consumption of potato as food is shifting from fresh potatoes to added-value, processed food products.
An army worm is a green-striped caterpillar larvae of the adult army worm moth. It’s called army worm because it travels in small armies with other worms. They destroy every crop in their path. Therefore, it’s important to know about them for control measures to be effective. The army worm is common pest of grass, but can… Read More Know Your Enemy: Common Pests And Remedies – Army Worm