The people of Africa have been farming since time immemorial, both for subsistence and income generation. Because the regions of Africa have different climates that support specific crops, several farming systems have evolved to suit each region. Below is a list of the most common farming systems in Africa. Irrigated Farming system Apart from the well-known … [Read more...] about Types of Farming Systems in Africa
The people of Kenya practice mixed farming, and as such, every farm has some form of livestock! The benefits of livestock include improved nutrition for the family, manure for the crops, and additional income the animals themselves (from their meat, milk, eggs, skin, and hair). What, therefore, are the prices for common livestock in Kenya? How much does a bull cost in … [Read more...] about Buying Livestock in Kenya? Check out this price guide!
The availability of rainfall has become a really major agricultural issue in Sub-Saharan Africa, considering that many crops are rain-fed. The modern and advanced methods of irrigation are expensive and their implementation is rather slow. Research has now shown that some understanding of the causes of rainfall variability would eventually lead to measures that could be used to … [Read more...] about 3 PREDICTIONS ABOUT THE FUTURE OF AFRICAN FARMING
In most African countries, 80% of the total population engages in agriculture, mostly small scale farming. As a result of this, African farmers end up having very little land each. This is in contrast to UK where large tracts of land are used by farmers to plough their crops. UK farming technologies are more advanced as compared to the tools used by African farmers. There are … [Read more...] about 6 FARMING SIMILARITIES BETWEEN THE UK AND AFRICA
What is Urban Agriculture? This can be defined as growing plants and raising animals within and around cities. The striking difference between rural and urban agriculture is that urban agriculture is incorporated into the urban economic and ecological system. This association involves the use of urban inhabitants as laborers, use of urban resources (such as organic waste … [Read more...] about 5 EXAMPLES OF SUCCESSFUL URBAN AGRICULTURE