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
There are four main types of tea: black tea, green tea, white tea and oolong tea (pronounced wu-long). The other varieties include scented, flavored and “herbal infusions.” What many people don’t know is that these four types of tea come from one plant, NOT four different species of plant. And, whilst there are many different… Read More Guide to Growing Tea
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
Poultry farming in Zambia is very popular with families rearing chickens in scoops in their backyards. And the best part of raising your own chickens is that you get to enjoy fresh and tasty eggs. Even more, you can use the shells as compost for your garden.
Although potatoes are easy to grow, there are a number of diseases, pests and growth issues that may arise. To successfully manage these problems, you should be able to identify them. You probably won’t be able to reverse all conditions and may need to destroy some plants. However, catching the problem early can make all… Read More 34 Common Potato Growing Problems and Solutions