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ProAgri Zambia 72

A new year, 2022 awaits!

Happy new year! Each new year typically brings change, and agriculture is no different from other industries. There are always new technologies, new policies and new challenges facing growers.

When I think back to the rocks, pebbles, and sand in a jar story, it constantly reminds me that our life is like a jar. If we fill it with sand, there’s no room to place rocks in it. But, if we put the larger rocks (more important things of life) in the jar first, then we can add sand (less significant items) later. My hope for us in the new year is that we can truly focus on what means most in life.

This will not be an easy year, none of them ever are, but many factors have fallen into place to suggest that 2022 will be at least an above-average year for farmers. For the first half of the year, the outlook for rainfall in the summer rainfall areas is positive.

Apart from ProAgri Zambia’s own informative articles, this issue also contains the latest technology that companies such as Valley and Senwes have on offer. Exciting news from Jupidex is that RDO Equipment Zambia is the new dealer for Jupidex products in Zambia. Read more about what they have to offer in this edition of ProAgri Zambia.

This month, we start off with a new series on rabbit farming, which is a viable option for small-scale farmers. Rabbits can be kept in a small space, are not expensive to keep, aren’t too fussy about what they eat, produce high-quality and low-calorie protein, and the demand is healthy. This combination has made it a go-to for first-time farmers.

It’s been a tough year indeed, in many ways, but we should look back on 2021 and be grateful for what we have now.

I wish to reaffirm our commitment to providing high-quality information that adds value to agriculture, and also hopefully makes it a little easier to get the job done.

To all our readers, we wish you a joyous and prosperous new year. We thank you for your support over the years and we truly appreciate our continued partnership.

Farm smartly!

Bianca Henning bianca@proagri.co.za

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