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.
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"
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
Will precision agriculture safeguard farmers of developing countries?
Adopting low-tech precision agriculture tools to reduce production risks for farmers and funders.
Innovate 4 Agric
Do you have an idea for production systems, alternative energy, insurance and storage in agriculture? Apply now for Innovation 4 Agric.
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
To get an understanding of how markets work, rainfall and market information use eMkambo. It is an agricultural platform that provides farm management tools.
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.
WHAT WE ARE READING
"A handy book on running a profitable and environmentally responsible farm"
-Emerging Farmer team
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