Ghana closes down illegal tomato paste factory

The Ghanaian government has ordered a tomato processing factory in the capital Accra to close down because it has been operating without a licence. Happy Sunshine, which generally imports Chinese La Vonce tomato paste and re-packages it for sale in West African markets, was fined GHC15 000 and closed down…

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Tomato production: How to plant, harvest and care for tomatoes

Are you interested in producing tomatoes? Here’s some useful information from experts and farmers. Tomato: The versatile and vulnerable crop Due to 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…

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Tomato production: How to plant, harvest and care for tomatoes
A healthy tomato plant is the farmer’s best way to a good harvest.

COMESA tips Zambia on tomato value addition

Zambia can be the region’s major exporter of tomato paste, said Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Director of Industry and Agriculture, mr. Thierry Kalonji. Kalonji said investment in tomato processing plants will reverse the situation where Zambia imports tomato paste, despite being a large producer of raw…

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How this engineer got the balance of a mixed farm right

Brian Musonda (57) runs a mixed farming operation on his 10ha small-scale commercial farm outside the Copperbelt town of Ndola. An engineer, who graduated from, a German Polytech, Brian has spent the greater part of his working life in the engineering sector. At some point he realised that farming was a…

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