Agritech Expo Zambia 2018: Small-scale farmers and finding suitable markets

Kingsley Kachenjela, founded the popular Facebook group Small Scale Farmers (Farming as business) (397 000 followers) to provide farmers with a platform to access and share relevant agricultural information. A man who believes that action must follow talk, Kingsley spoke about finding markets for farmer produce, at Zambia’s recent Agritech…

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Creativity helps Ugandan farmer bloom on 1 acre

It is believed that successful farming requires a lot of land, but Ugandan veterinarian and farmer Dr. Emma Naluyima believes that with creativity you can build a productive farm on a small piece of land. Emma divided her 1 acre (0.4 hectare) piece of land into 4 quarters. On the…

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Attracting investment – the challenge for Africa’s smallholder farmers

Farmers globally find it difficult to get access to investments, but for smallholder farmers on the African continent it is even more so. During the recent African Agri Investment Indaba, many speakers cited that factors adding to investors shying away from agriculture on the African continent include; policy and political…

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Maruca resistant cowpea possibly available for free by 2018

Smallholder farmers in West Africa may get free access to newly developed Bt cowpea seed that are resistant to the Maruca pod borer pest in the coming year. The cowpea is one of Africa’s indigenous crops, and is a good source of plant based protein for human consumption, as well…

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