Meet Moomba Thornicroft – A New Farmer on the Block

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 what Moomba has to say.

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Nine Most Profitable Agricultural Business Ideas

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If you’re thinking of getting into the agricultural sector but worried that may not make any money, I have some good news for you. Apart from domestic demand, the agricultural industry brings in huge export prospects. However, to make money from an agricultural business, you need to have the knowledge of farming practices as well as some experience in developing a business.

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How To Grow Watermelons

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Watermelons are greedy. They need a lot of room to spread, a lot of water, good drainage, lots of sunlight and lots of nutrients. Despite all these needs, they are very easy to grow.  Watermelons grow from seed. However, don’t use seed out of melons you bought because they probably hybrids which are special crosses that don’t grow true to type.

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“My backyard garden gives me varieties of fresh veggies”

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 about going to the grocery store,” says Nyambe. “My backyard garden gives me varieties of fresh veggies,” Nyambe continues.

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Water for Africa: From soil to seed and growth to harvesting

Water for Africa:

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 to harvesting, water is the key to Africa’s ability to harness and develop the continent’s food production potential.

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Smart Data Yields Big Harvests to Feed the World

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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 up with the 80 million people that are added on average each year, and address the needs in sub-Sahara Africa, which is expected to have the highest growth?

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How To Prune Herbs

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If you want your herbs to grow into their most luscious, abundant self, then you need to know how to prune them. Pruning herbs or cutting off leaves and parts of stems helps them grow well. Left unpruned, your plant will grow and blossom but also starts to die. Regular pruning also alerts you to disease and insect problems that may start small and you could possibly remove before they affect the entire herb.

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