Solar irrigation system saves ex-miner time, money and energy

Two years ago Daniel Ngosa lost his lucrative mining job on the Copperbelt and bought a small farm in the outskirts of Mufurila town. The 51-year-old, who worked as a metallurgist for 27 years before he was laid off at a height of plummeting metal prices and a mining tax…

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Farmer generates his own power with hydroelectric mill

A water wheel on a guest farm in George‚Äôs Valley near Tzaneen in Limpopo province, South Africa, generates hydroelectric power without having any impact on the environment and all the while covering the costs it took to build. Many farmers know Rob Wesseloo as the former CEO of the Clover…

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Sustainability: Chicken and vegetable system gets a better solar power pack

Farmer and entrepreneur Mike Bosch from Bela-Bela in the Limpopo Province of South Africa is well known for his plans to improve the sustainability of his farm. And he is still hatching new plans. Africanfarming.com recently published an article on his newest concept to enable people to produce meat, eggs…

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