Updated! Emerging Farmer Food and Ag Summit 2017- Ruwa, Zimbabwe

Monday, July 3, 2017


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Join us for our 1st Annual Food and Ag Summit taking place on Saturday, 29 July 2017 at Musarurwa Farm in Ruwa. The event will be a jam-packed day of farming talks, networking and practical workshops. You will learn all you need to know to start and grow a farming business.

Growing It: How to Grow Broccoli in Zimbabwe

Thursday, June 22, 2017

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Broccoli ( Brassica oleracea) is part of the brassica family which includes cabbage, cauliflower, kale, rape, turnips, kohlrabi and Brussel sprouts.

Broccoli's growing habits are most similar to those of cauliflower. It has the same upright structure, leaf habit, and head formation as cauliflower. Broccoli, however, is much easier to grow than cauliflower but not quite as easy as growing cabbage.

Updated: 7 Common Mistakes Newbie Farmers Make (and how to avoid them)

Saturday, June 3, 2017

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We work with many emerging farmers regularly on improving their farms. That means that we see many of the common  mistakes that they make.

We can relate. We made a LOT of mistakes when we got started. One of the mistakes we made was not changing quickly to market demands. We have learned quite a bit since then and adapted to move forward and farm better.

Today we want to cover some of the common mistake and share some advice to help you increase your odds of farming success.

Let's get started:

How to Reduce Post-Harvest Losses in Your Maize and Beans

Friday, June 2, 2017

Most farmers in our region have harvested or are in the process of harvesting good yields of maize (and beans) this season, in some places record-breaking yields. We know it's a busy time.

Now that your harvests are here, you should know how to prevent post-harvest losses so that all your hard work pays off and you get a good return on your investment (time, money and effort).

Let's get started:

Grow Guide: How to Grow Peas in Zimbabwe

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

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If you are looking for a vegetable to grow in the autumn/winter consider peas.

Why peas?

Peas (Pisum Sativum) are part of the legume family which includes beans, groundnuts and clover. They are a cool season annual vegetable grown in autumn/winter. They are nitrogen-fixing plants, which means that they provide the soil with nitrogen, an important nutrient. This makes them a good cover crop. They are relatively easy to grow and need limited space making them ideal for emerging farmers like you.

Let's get started.

 
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