How this engineer got the balance of a mixed farm right

Brian Musonda (57) runs a mixed farming operation on his 10ha small-scale commercial farm outside the Copperbelt town of Ndola. An engineer, who graduated from, a German Polytech, Brian has spent the greater part of his working life in the engineering sector. At some point he realised that farming was a…

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US$1.8 m to help smallholder farmers with veggie seedlings in Zambia

Zambian smallholder farmers might soon have better access to high-quality, disease-free horticultural seedlings easier after a seed company -  Syngenta - partnered with a powerful USAID-funded programme and a US consulting company, to build a sustainable distribution programme for hybrid seedlings. The programme will also aim to provide farmers with access to…

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Young Zambian doctor swaps hospital rounds for horticulture

Dr Tamara Kaunda, 27, a medical doctor who studied in China, made a fairly dramatic career change when she switched from medicine to the farming of seedlings. What drove young Tamara Kaunda to swap her stethoscope for a seedling tray? Tamara says she made the decision on her first day…

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Harvesting cabbages 50% faster with this smart device

Deon Both, a mechanical engineer from Patensie in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, has built a useful implement that can harvest cabbages 50% faster than if it is done manually. Based on an American design, the implement has been adapted for South African conditions. We got an exclusive preview…

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Harvesting cabbages 50% faster with this smart device
The implement as seen from behind while harvesting cabbages.

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