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24 April

From novelty to necessity? The evolution of Insect Farming Elaine Watson Black soldier flies are super efficient at converting food and ag waste into high-quality protein and lipids. Image credit Insectta On paper, insect farming ticks all the right boxes. Black soldier fly larvae (BSFL), mealworms and crickets can transform food and agricultural waste into […]

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08 April

Pomegranate farming in Africa is a subject of both historical significance and contemporary relevance. For centuries, this delectable fruit has been cultivated in Africa, owing to the continent’s favorable climate and soil conditions. Today, pomegranate farming is a growing industry, with several African countries embracing it as a means of boosting their economies and promoting sustainable agriculture. In this article, we will delve into the intricacies of pomegranate farming in Africa, exploring its rich history, current state, and potential benefits for the continent.

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06 April

Fly farming, also known as maggot farming, is a sustainable and eco-friendly form of animal protein production that has been gaining popularity in Africa in recent years. The process involves rearing and harvesting larvae of various fly species to produce high-quality protein feed for livestock, fish, and other animals.

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19 March

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.

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19 March

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.

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10 March

How does Hemp Seed Farming Work?
Hemp seed farming involves growing and harvesting hemp plants for their seeds, which can be used for a variety of purposes, such as food, oil, and supplements. The process of hemp seed farming starts with selecting the right seeds, preparing the soil, and planting the seeds in the ground. Hemp plants require well-drained soil, plenty of sunlight, and regular watering to grow properly.

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26 February

Trout were imported into South Africa in the late 1890’s to stock into rivers for angling purposes. Shortly thereafter the State erected hatcheries at strategic locations in the then Cape Province, Natal and Transvaal to produce fingerlings locally for the further stocking of rivers. This was the beginning of the aquaculture industry in SA which for many decades was State driven and focussed exclusively on the production of freshwater sport fish.

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20 February

Small Farmers Can Thrive in Blueberry Farming: Tips and Strategies Photo Credit: Farmers Weekly Blueberry farming is a lucrative venture that can provide small farmers with a sustainable source of income. The demand for blueberries continues to grow, driven by their nutritional value and health benefits. In this follow-up article, we will provide tips and […]

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19 February

Blueberries are a delicious and nutritious fruit that has become increasingly popular worldwide. In Africa, blueberry farming is a relatively new industry, but it is quickly gaining momentum in certain regions.

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17 February

“How to Make a Fortune with Cane Rat Farming in Africa: A Step-by-Step Guide to the Lucrative Business You Need to Try Now!” Largest rat – Cane rat – Credits: Twitter Museum of Comparative Zoology In the heart of Africa, there is a new kind of farming emerging, one that is both strange and lucrative. […]

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