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    Gerhard Spangenberg boer met mielies en koring in Namibië. Slegs twee jaar gelede het hy sy eerste twee Zimmatic-spilpunte en ‘n FieldNET-subskripsie aangeskaf nadat hy by ander produsente baie van hierdie produkte gehoor het. Ons het hom ontmoet om ‘n beter idee te kry oor presies hoe sy boerdery voordeel getrek het uit die Zimmatic- […] More

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    International pavilions at Agritech Expo Zambia confirm Zambia’s agri potential for global suppliers

    What makes the agricultural sector in Zambia exciting? “Simply said, almost endless possibilities” replies H.E. Mr. Timo Olkkonen, the Ambassador of Finland to Zambia, Zimbabwe and Malawi. The Finland country pavilion is one of several international pavilions at the upcoming, multi-award winning Agritech Expo Zambia, returning to Chisamba from 12-14 April for the fifth time. […] More

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    Affordable, reliable, efficient: Farmers welcome Farmet implements

    Affordable, efficient, reliable implements are what the farmer needs to make a living and to feed the nation – and that is exactly what Farmet provides. This proud Czech manufacturer is 25 years old and concentrates on the manufacturing of soil preparation, planting and sowing implements, as well as oil seed, vegetable oil and feed […] More

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    Saro Agro provides the power to propel farming

    Modern farmers depend on an uninterrupted electricity supply for various operations such as irrigation pumps, temperature control in chicken houses and cooling chambers, grain dryers and milking machines. For the farmer, electricity is a necessity for continuous production, not a luxury. In 2007, Saro Agro Industrial Ltd established a standalone power department which covers the […] More

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    Make more from your crops – Processing of oil seeds: Part 3

    Soy bean oil is a valuable component of a wide variety of processed foods. This month we discuss the different products you can produce from soy bean oil. Soy bean oil When soy beans were first processed commercially, the oil was considered as the most valuable component and the defatted soy bean flour as a […] More

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    Spray to protect your crops – Part 3: Different kinds of sprayers

    There are many kinds of sprayers available. Some of them are intended for very special applications. This month we look closely at the different kinds of sprayers, from very small to very large and from general to very specific applications. We thank the ARC-Institute for Agricultural Engineering in South Africa, who made this article available […] More

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    SOIL: The farmer’s most important asset – PART 23: Soil formation processes

    ProAgri Zambia acknowledges Grain SA for the use of this series which originally appeared in Afrikaans in SA Graan/Grain. Soil does not form by chance, but as a result of the influence of the five soil formative factors: climate, organisms, topography, mother material and time. These soil formative factors control the soil formation processes that […] More

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    ETG opens blending plant in Lusaka: New growth for agriculture in Zambia

    Local fertiliser producers are a national asset and provide ease of mind for farmers who may rest assured that this vital input will always be available. ETG invested in the construction of a state-of-the-art blending facility in the Lusaka South Multi-Facility Economic Zone. The main purpose of the plant is to increase the company’s capacity […] More

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    Protect your cattle with a Bonnox fortress

    Theft on farms can be a big headache, and nowadays it causes farmers to assign a fair percentage of their budget to security. Johan Engelbrecht is a farmer who has to fight a fierce battle against livestock and other theft on his farm between Fochville and Vereeniging in the RSA. He also does not dehorn […] More

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    Sheep farming made easy

    The choice of a suitable site for your sheep production unit is not only important from the perspective of the sheep unit or the specific needs of the sheep. It is also important that the site complements the entire farm lay-out and considers other operational activities. We thank the ARC Institute for Agricultural Engineering in […] More

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    Tried and tested wheat cultivars for the Zambian market

    Sensako is a proudly Southern African company with an established network of both local and international co-operators and interests. From humble beginnings in 1958, Sensako has maintained a proud history of product development and service to the grain producer in Southern Africa and a strong brand value among farmers.  Since 2008, Sensako has refocused its […] More