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
Back in the day, advertising your business used to be very expensive. It was only done in newspapers and magazines. But not anymore! With the internet and other free or inexpensive marketing techniques, you can let people know about your produce without spending a fortune.
The agricultural process is diverse. And, because not everyone can go out and farm, others try their hand at agro and food processing. Energy bar and fruit bar manufacturing is not only easy but also a highly profitable business that requires a small startup capital investment. You can launch a variety of natural energy, fruit or meal replacement bars… Read More Making a Healthy Profit in the Energy and Fruit Bar Business
According to Jervis Zimba, president of the Zambia National Farmers’ Union (ZNFU), “The only way we can achieve the status of being a breadbasket is to zero rate agriculture.” ZNFU are the owners of the upcoming Agritech Expo Zambia which is set to take place at the Gart Research Centre in Chisamba from 27-29 April.