Grow Guide: How to Grow Carrots Successfully in Zimbabwe

Tuesday, March 28, 2017


The carrot ((Daucus Carota) is an ideal vegetable for production whether you have a large farm, small farm or backyard garden.

Carrots do not take up a lot of space, are high yielding and fast growing.  They are also popular with consumers for their taste and versatility.

 They come in a variety of shapes from round, or finger-shaped, to conical, or elongated. They also come in a wide range of colours including the common orange, yellow, white and purple.

The carrot is cool-weather loving, root vegetable. A cool season vegetable is one that grows best when the air and soil temperatures are cool. It can endure warm weather but does better in cool weather. It is a member of the Apiaceae family which includes parsley, celery, coriander and dill.

The Beginner's Guide to Raising Pigs in Zimbabwe

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

A female farmer raising pigs in Zimbabwe

Oh pigs, the other white meat.

We get a lot of questions from new and aspiring farmers wanting to raise pigs. They mostly come from people who have watched Kundai's Zimbabwe Farmer Union (ZFU) profile video where she shares how she grew an existing indoor pig operation on our family's farm in Ruwa. The number one question we get asked is can and should I raise pigs.

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