Beekeeping: Where to Get Bees to kick start your project

 Thinking of becoming a beekeeper? After you’ve built the hive, read this beginner’s guide available under downloads section  on ways to obtain the hives or build one.Bees are social creatures. You can’t expect a queen to produce a whole colony by herself. Therefore,...

Cattle Rearing a Very Lucrative Business

Cattle’s rearing in Zimbabwe is indeed a lucrative business, because you can make money from every part of cattle (that is: meat, milk, hide, cheese, hooves etc). Despite the lucrative nature of cattle business, it is not so common in...

BEFORE YOU SAY I DO TO FARMING 2 – LESSON LEARNT (THE QUAIL BIRD...

Here are a few lessons most of you may want to recap from their failed agro-business ventures , and also take note especially the quail bird farmers  #1 do not borrow, no loans !Why is this #1? Why does it...
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26 Year Old Zimbabwean Kundai, Top pigs Farmer

It all started with a few boars and some sows,  now through breeding the pigs they have you managed to grow the number 223 pigsKundai studied at boarding school and she also learnt a lot from the farming community in marondera. She went on...

commercial maggots Farming AgriProtein

Anything can be turned into a profitable business in Africa, including maggots.Yes, maggots!AgriProtein is a young business that is doing something very remarkable that could totally change theanimal feed industry.The company is breeding billions of flies on a farm to lay eggs...

Before you say I do…… to Farming

It is mid-January and the hullabaloo of New Year greetings has died down. So has the depression of unmet New Year resolutions. The beauty of resolutions in my view, is that out of ten resolutions an average person will...
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Vegetarian Crocodiles in Zimbabwe

A crocodile farm in Zimbabwe is turning its reptiles vegetarian by using a diet of vitamins, minerals, maize meal and water to feed the Crocodiles instead of meat. The cheaper option is said to enhance the reptiles' skin, which...

Chivhu Farmer looses cattle to lightning

Several cattle were reportedly killed by lightning  on Saturday in Chivhu.THREE families from Chikomba district in Mashonaland East province, were left shell-shocked on Saturday after their 19 beasts worth about $10 000, succumbed to a bolt of lightning.Mable Njowa...

John Deere celebrates 50 years of tractors

More than 14,000 visitors browsed the 200 tractors spread around Deere’s headquarters in Langar, Nottinghamshire, which spanned 100 years of production. At least one tractor representing every year from 1962 to 2011 was on show, including several 6910 models, which...