Concrete beehives empower smallholder farmers AND save bees

When industrial design student Ivan Brown from the University of Johannesburg had to choose a topic for his Master’s Degree, he was looking for ways improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers. The outcome, the Beegin project, provides a tool for smallholder and urban farmers to increase their income, as well…

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Solar irrigation system saves ex-miner time, money and energy

Two years ago Daniel Ngosa lost his lucrative mining job on the Copperbelt and bought a small farm in the outskirts of Mufurila town. The 51-year-old, who worked as a metallurgist for 27 years before he was laid off at a height of plummeting metal prices and a mining tax…

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Flexipump – custom made for the smallholder farmer

A simple-to-use water pump called the flexipump is just the right tool and valuable asset for smallholder farmers to up their farming production and enter profitable farming. The flexipump takes the stain out of carrying water in buckets over long distances, is lightweight, needs no electricity or additional training and…

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