Farm management: Preparing for natural disasters

You can’t avoid a natural disaster, but you can plan for it. Here are a few ideas for what to do to reduce your risks and minimise damage. Farmers can’t plan for every possible event that might take place. But this is no reason not to plan for worst-case scenarios.…

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Farm management: Preparing for natural disasters
Burn breaks to prevent fires. Runaway veld fires during a drought can turn a bad situation into a disaster. The veld needs at least two seasons rest after a fire.

More Zambian smallholder farmers use crop insurance

The uptake of insurance by Zambian smallholder farmers against threats to their crop and livestock is rising. Industry sources say more than 60 000 farmers took out policies during the 2016/’17 farming season. State-owned ZSIC General Insurance confirmed insuring 30 000 farmers countrywide against fire and natural disasters, while other…

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