Guinea fowl could give you the competitive advantage

It remains a mystery why more African farmers are not breeding the native African Guinea fowl. They are hardy, low on cost, and in demand. Farmer Humphrey Milanzi makes best use of these bords. Guinea fowl are Gallinaceous birds like chickens and turkeys. Members of the order Numididae, they are…

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Diversifying holistically saves Lusaka farmer from poverty trap

Faustina Phiri who farms in the Njolwe area near Lusaka, experienced a paradigm shift when she realised that agriculture meant a lot more than planting maize. Faustina was one of a group of retirees who were given land on the former farm of the Dairy Training Institute in the mid…

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Yams for Africa – why you should plant this tuber in your garden

Monoculture cropping, by its nature, exposes communities and makes them vulnerable to the dire consequences of crop failure. Drought, floods and disease can cause crop wipe-out and spell bankruptcy and hunger for farmers and their families and reduced food security for the country. As one Zambian agriculturalist puts it: “Monoculture…

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