Chocolate, the ultimate indulgence for many, is made from cocoa beans. Cocoa farming, therefore, is the source of this heavenly delight. Cocoa farming has been a significant source of income for many African countries, providing jobs and export opportunities. However, the process of cocoa farming is not as sweet as the end product. In this blog, we will delve into the world of cocoa farming in Africa and explore the ups and downs of this industry.Read More
Around 600 million people lack access to electricity in sub-Saharan Africa, despite some progress over recent years, and the strong growth of the continent’s off-grid solar sector during the last decade.
In Benin, only 40% of the population has access to electricity, with a significant disparity between urban (70%) and rural areas (18%), resulting in about five million people without access to electricity. Only 10% of households are currently using off-grid solar products.
The Rotrix Africa Rainmaker travelling Irrigation units are the most versatile compact mobile irrigation systems on the market for export. The Rainmaker systems are ideally suited for small scale and commercial farming enterprises.
The units are packed and strapped onto pallets in pre-assembled kits ready for easy and simple transport to any destination via road or air transport. Once the units are delivered the farmer only has to follow the simple assembly instruction and within a couple of hours your new Rainmaker system is ready to be wheeled out to your lands to start irrigating your crops effectively and efficiently.Read More
Pecan farming is still in its infancy in South Africa, but with the global demand for nuts increasing, more producers are seeing opportunities to diversify their farms with pecans. Lindi Botha spoke to seasoned Gauteng-based pecan farmer Albert Bouwmeester Jnr about how he gets the most from his pecan orchard.Read More
Pecan nut farming in Africa has become a booming industry, thanks to the rising demand for high-quality nuts in the global market. African pecan nuts are renowned for their rich, buttery flavor and nutritional value, making them a popular choice among consumers worldwide. In this blog, we will explore the process of growing pecan nuts, the different varieties, where they are produced in Africa, their export markets, start-up costs, and the advantages and disadvantages of pecan nut farming in Africa.Read More
Our system comprises of Six 30x10m Tunnels of which Five are deep water culture (DWC) and One is a Nutrient Film Technique (NFT) system and no stone based methodologies.
We have 10 Dams in a separate fish house, each with different biomasses of Rainbow trout which averages 146kg per Dam or 14.6kg per 1000 L.
Regarding jobs created in the sector, “We moved from about 900 jobs when the project (ed. note: PROCAT) began in 2018 and now that the project ends, four years later, we have exceeded 5,000 jobs, with precisely 1,502 jobs created for women in Togo’s whole pineapple chain,” said Kossi Apedo, Coordinator of the PROCAT.Read More
Pineapple farming in Africa has emerged as a lucrative opportunity for farmers looking to diversify their income streams and increase their profitability. With a suitable tropical climate and high demand for pineapples in local and international markets, African farmers have the potential to earn substantial income from this tropical fruit. In this article, we will explore the key aspects of pineapple farming in Africa, including how it grows, the timelines to harvest, labor intensity required, the market for growing pineapples in Africa, the expected ROI, investment required, advantages, and disadvantages.Read More
Whether you’re planning to start tilapia fish farming on a modest, small scale or at a commercial scale, you will need help. The aquaculture industry is both capital and skills intensive. It is a farming activity that requires day-and-night attention, so you’ll need as much help as you can get before even thinking of jumping in to get your hands dirty, or in this case, wet. As a practicing fish farmer with more than 30 years’ practical experience, David Fincham, founder of the Gauteng-based David Fincham Aquaculture, believes the small-scale farmer is vital to the food security of any economy. He offers ten tips to get aspiring fish farmers off the ground and in the water.Read More
In October last year, Hemp Africa SA, in partnership with a group of 54 previously disadvantaged farmers from the Gouda Farmers’ Association, launched a research and development hemp project on 0,5ha of land belonging to the Gouda community trust.If all works out, the partnership hopes to turn Gouda in the Western Cape into South Africa’s hemp-producing hub.Read More