Regenerative farming: Chickens help restore soil fertility

High-density grazing helped Angus McIntosh restore soil health, eliminate pests and diseases and double the feed conversion ratio of his chickens. Before Angus McIntosh started farming at Spier Biodynamic Farm just outside Stellenbosch in the Western Cape, somebody warned him that the soil there was very poor. “That person won’t…

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How a school teacher became a farming mentor

Mr. Tilo Chimuka, a retired teacher from the Mazabuka district, is not only earning a good living for himself and his family through conservation farming practices, he is also instrumental in helping the Agriculture Department in training other farmers to care for their land. Tilo farms on 10 ha in…

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Zambian maize farmer determined and profit driven

Wisdom Mababe the owner-manager of Mababe Farms, runs a mixed farming operation, in the Mumbwa district of Central Province where he farms maize, soya beans, and cattle. Wisdom shared his story and his insight into farming methods with Africanfarming.com. Get the business model right before the plough goes into the…

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This headman has a passion for farming

Simon Malambo, a local headman in the Southern Province's Monze area, runs his 25ha farm on traditional land in close co-operation with his wife and children. He believes in collective decision-making and follows an open book policy with the farm's finances. "If anything happens to me today, my daughter, my…

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