Characterization of mixed farms - Chapter 1

Many farmers in tropical and temperate countries survive by managing a mix of different crops and/or animals. The best known form of mixed farming is when crop residues are used to feed the animals and the excreta from the animals are used as nutrients for the crops. Other forms of mixing take place where grazing under fruit-trees keeps the grass short, or where manure from pigs is used to "feed" the fish pond. Traditionally, a wide variety of mixed farming systems has been used worldwide.…

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ABCs of carrot cultivation

Carrots are emerging as a crop of choice among many smallholder farmers due to their affordable management schedules, quick maturity and high returns.


The crop grows well in cool to warm climate although it is recommended that they are grown in temperatures ranging from 15 to 20 degrees and very high temperatures result in pale carrots with shorter roots and poor flavour.
In order to get the best quality, a farmer is advised to plant them in deep,…

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It is time to rethink how we grow, share and consume our food. If done right, agriculture, forestry and fisheries can provide nutritious food for all and generate decent incomes, while supporting people-centered rural development and protecting the environment. https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/hunger/

I am grateful to be doing…

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In Summary:
•Latia Farm was established a few years ago by a Catholic priest named Fr Peter Meienberg ,a Swiss missionary, to offer practical training to farmers
•The farm has planted Valuoro and Chonto tomato varieties in three greenhouses each measuring 500 metres squared and hosting 1,100 tomato plants.
•The farm controls whiteflies using yellow sticky traps that attract the insects and blue roller sticky traps to mass trap thrips and aphids

Celestine Manyasi and…

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  •  Business ethics must be thought to small holder farmers. The are responsible for the healthy living of majority of Africa population.
    To eat healthy, farmers need to join hands with consumers.

    • Great comment Dickson, how do you think that this can be done?

  • Hello to all our members of Grow.  We would really like our community to start posting information on what you are doing and any questions that you might have.



  • On the left is a healthy land that stores CO 2 in quantity, which acts as sponge in case of rains, which does not require fertilizer or pesticides.

    To the right a classic terrain to heal: hard as stone, the CO 2 can not maintain there, in case of rain runoff causes flooding and destruction, requires large quantities of fertilizers and pesticides to keep the plant alive.

    #regenerativeagriculture1709994288?profile=RESIZE_710xThe future is on the left and with the modern techniques of intelligent Agronomy the earth can feed 20 billions of human beings. So let's stop believing the communicating of Bayer & Co, and put the man to work, which is exactly what our farmers do.

  • Welcome to all our member please encourage to use to advise tab where you can post pictures of your crops.
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