Millet as a staple food in Africa

Millet is a staple food crop for a number of countries in Africa. The grain is drought resistant and it is a useful crop in any soil even ones with little nutrition. This makes millet an important stable food for most countries of Africa. . Origin of millet Millet grain originated from Asia and Africa […]

Cassava as a Cash Crop

There are two types of cassava the sweet cassava and the bitter. The bitter cassava can be used for human consumption but going through a process to reduce cyanide, a poison contained in the bitter cassava.Cassava is a plant which produces starchy tubers underneath. The skin which covers a white flesh is generally brown in […]

Challenges of farming in Africa

Farming in Africa has a lot of challenges and at the same time it offers a lot of opportunities. This article will concentrate on the challenges facing a farmer in Africa. The challenges are many but the following are the key ones; Purpose of farming Many farmers venture into farming without a clear purpose in […]

Life on Uganda farm

A farm can be defined as an area of land and its buildings used for growing crops and rearing animals, typically under the control of one owner or manager. Uganda has fertile soils and favorable climate for growing of crops, rearing of animals and keeping of poultry. Incidentally majority of Ugandans live in their small […]

Pumpkin

Pumpkin is a large trailing plant with yellow and bell-shaped flowers. The origins of the pumpkin can be traced to the southern regions of North America and the northern regions of South America that is central Mexico, Columbia and Yangtze valley in China.  Growing of pumpkin has become popular of recent among farmers in many […]

Bananas as a cash crop

This article is not a research but it is intended to ring a bell that there are wide aspects of banana growing which have not been considered by peasant farmers in Africa. As we all know Africa is endowed with natural resources including bananas which can be used to produce high value products that fetch […]

My journey in bee farming

My journey in bee farming

About a year ago an idea of bee farming to produce honey for commercial purposes came to my mind. I have a small mixed farm with a forest of eucalyptus, palm and other local indigenous flowering trees. I also grow various crops including bananas, maize, cassava, coffee, rice, papaws, guava and various greens for both […]

5 qualifications for a successful   farmer

A farmer is a person engaged in  farming activities of growing of crops ,fish farming,   keeping of   poultry , livestock and bees among other things   with the  aim of selling the farm produce  on the open market to earn  some income. Majority of farmers offload their   farm   produce on the market at low prices because […]

Sweet Potato

The sweet potatoes which came from tropical America are grown mainly on small scale as stable food in most parts of Africa.  The sweet potato is a starchy and sweet tasting tuberous root vegetable. Sweet potatoes have a creamy texture and a sweet taste that makes them nice to eat. Growing of potatoes They can […]