Data – the fertiliser that will feed Africa’s agricultural transformation

Everywhere we look, technology is being touted as the enabler of a new era of African agricultural prosperity. The exciting world of possibilities offered by blockchain, IoT (the Internet of Things), machine learning and the like has made companies, governments and policy-makers sit up and take notice of how such…

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Budget to “boost crop, livestock, fisheries productivity” – Mutati

The 2018 budget will especially benefit Zambian crop, livestock and fish farmers, said Zambian Finance Minister Felix Mutati. Mutati delivered his K71.6 billion budget on Friday, highlighting the improvement of agriculture market information systems and the development of functional markets. The focus will be on sustaining high production and enhancing…

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Aquaculture: Put food on the table and earn a promising extra income

Aquaculture is enjoying unprecedented growth worldwide. For local farmers, it offers an opportunity to diversify profitably. Aquaculture (fish farming) is not a quick fix to get you out of trouble but is rather a diversification that can help your cash flow if your main farming enterprise is taking strain. Charles…

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Part 3 of 3: Ten tips for the restoration of livestock farming

The profitability and sustainability of livestock farming is under severe pressure. Fortunately, top farmer Mecki Schneider has excellent advice for extensive cattle and sheep farmers. This is the third delivery in a three part series on ten tips for the restoration of livestock farming. 7. Utilise and apply technology There is…

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