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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“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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Know Your Enemy: Common Pests And Remedies – Army Worm

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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 also eat maize, beans, millet and other grains.

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Making a Healthy Profit in the Energy and Fruit Bar Business

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 with minimal effort. Continue reading “Making a Healthy Profit in the Energy and Fruit Bar Business”

How Zambia could achieve “breadbasket” (agricultural downgrade) status

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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.

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