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

Monday, July 3, 2017


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.

Why Attend this Event?

Attend to get inspired, connect, and network with other small-scale commercial farmers, market gardeners, farming experts and industry leaders.

Who this Event is for?

  • New Farmers 
  • Established Farmers 
  • Market Gardeners
  • Agriculture Professionals
  • Financiers 
Where: Musarurwa Farm, SDG Chiremba Road, Ruwa, Zimbabwe ( just outside Harare). 
Less than a kilometre from Muza Bottle Store after Epworth. 

When: Saturday, 29 July 2017 from 8am to 4:30pm

Ticket Cost: The cost of the event is $25 in advance; $30 on the day, including talks, breakout sessions, tea breaks and traditional Zimbabwean lunch. To make a payment:  Ecocash to Dorothy Musaruwa at 0773527397, bank transfer or swipe machine on the day. You can contact Rumbidzai at 0773205305 for bank transfer. Please keep your payment information.

Dress Code: Comfortable clothing and shoes.

What to Bring: Your ID for check in; a Notebook; and an Enthusiasm to Learn and Share


Welcome, Registration and Tea.
Make sure you pick up your materials for the day.

9 am - 12 pm: 
Keynote Talk and Panel Discussion
Don't miss this opportunity to hear from industry and farming experts and ask questions in the Q&A.

Keynote Talks: Farming Journeys and Lessons Learned

Session 1: Demystifying Farm Financing: Master the complexities of funding your farm
Session 2:  Marketing Your Farm Produce: Learn what it takes to package, and market your farm products locally and internationally.
Session 3: Sustainable Production: Plan your farming strategy to get your production started right; growing using sustainable practices

 12pm - 1pm :
Traditional Zimbabwe Lunch and Table Talks

1 pm - 4:30 pm:

Breakout Sessions
Choose the workshop that is most aligned with your farming goals for the upcoming growing season.
  • Sweet Potato Production ( Horticulture Research Centre)
  • Potato Production (Thermal Agriculture)
  • Goat Farming/Chicken Farming 
  • Mushroom Production ( Soko Mushrooms)
4:30 pm - 5:00pm
Wrap Up

Partners and Exhibitors
We have a select number of exhibition opportunities including hosting a session, exhibition stand, vendor table or food/cooking demonstration.


Have any questions about EF Food and Ag Summit 2017? Contact us at eleanor (at) emergingfarmer.com, send us a message on Facebook or Twitter or call Dorothy at 0773527397.


Where Should I Stay?

We are not very far from Harare. Out of town visitors can stay at a local hotel in Harare or at an AirBnB.  For local transportation options, you can look here.

How Do I Get There?

We are on the Chiremba Road side of Ruwa. If you are coming from town you go straight down Chiremba Road (no turns) past Epworth,  then drive past a small bridge ( you will notice it), past Muza Bottle Store, a green roof house, a stone durawall and a large white mansion all on your left. Our farm gate is on your left after the white mansion.

How Do I Get There With Public Transportation?

You can catch a Kombi from town at Rezende or Fourth Street. Take a kombi that is going to Domboramwari (Dombo) or Stopover in Epworth. Then when you get to Dombo or Stopover take a kombi to Ruwa. You can tell them you are going kwaMusarurwa Farm not far from Muza Bottle Store. After Muza Bottle Store, you will see a green roof house, a stone durawall and a large white mansion all on your left. Our farm gate is on your left after the white mansion.

What is the Dress Code?

Wear comfortable closed toe shoes and clothing. It is not a requirement but a suggestion if you want to participate in a hands-on workshop.

Can I Bring My Kids?

Unfortunately, not. We will not have any childcare available on the day.

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1 comment:

  1. I would want to learn on potato farming and mushroom during the seminar next week. Is it possible to get document for the area I fail to attend?


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