Emerging Farmer Weekly

Thursday, November 5, 2015


Hello, Emerging Farmer!

Welcome to our first weekly hand-curated list of farming news, resources and tools for emerging farmers in Zimbabwe.

FARMER UPDATES

Ruramiso Mashumba of Chomwedzi Farm, the first Emerging Farmer we profiled here, received farming equipment from global equipment company AGCO in "Young Farmer Wins Big"

NEWS

Goat Farming for Regional Export
Zimtrade conducted a market study and found opportunities for raising goats for regional export.

Urban Farming Carries the Day
A look at how urban farming is disrupting traditional agriculture through better access to markets.

Horticulture Sector Maps Out Revival Path
Strategy for setting up a National Horticulture Development/Promotion Authority to help revitalize the struggling horticulture sector


OTHER NEWS

Will precision agriculture safeguard farmers of developing countries?
Adopting low-tech precision agriculture tools to reduce production risks for farmers and funders.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Innovate 4 Agric
Do you have an idea for production systems, alternative energy, insurance and storage in agriculture? Apply now for Innovation 4 Agric.

CreateFund
The Credit for Agriculture Trade and Expansion (CREATE) Fund offers loans to small-scale farmer doing inclusive projects.

Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneur Awards
Is your innovation contributing to the Global Goals? Apply to the Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Award. Deadline: November 18th!

TECH TOOLS WE LOVE

eMkambo
To get an understanding of how markets work, rainfall and market information use eMkambo. It is an agricultural platform that provides farm management tools.

Paynow
If you busy on the farm and don't have time to make your ZESA payments or if you want to accept online payments, Paynow is the tool for you.

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Happy Friday!

-Emerging Farmer team
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