The farming experiment that became a business

When David Samutela bought his 1 000 ha farm just south of Mkushi town in Zambia’s Central Province in 2006 he had no intention of farming. He had just retired from a corporate career at the Zambia’s national airline and bought the land as an investment. The advertisement in the…

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US$1.8 m to help smallholder farmers with veggie seedlings in Zambia

Zambian smallholder farmers might soon have better access to high-quality, disease-free horticultural seedlings easier after a seed company -  Syngenta - partnered with a powerful USAID-funded programme and a US consulting company, to build a sustainable distribution programme for hybrid seedlings. The programme will also aim to provide farmers with access to…

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Tomato production: The versatile and vulnerable crop

The tomato is a hugely popular crop with good demand from local markets. Because of its susceptibility to pests and diseases the tomato is considered to be a tricky crop and growers have to stay on their toes to keep their lands disease free and their plants healthy. Tomatoes can…

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Tomato production: The versatile and vulnerable crop
A healthy tomato plant is the farmer’s best way to a good harvest.

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