LFSP-APN develops production guide for small grains

Small grains are useful economic and food crop especially for communities living in agro-ecological zones III, IV and V in Zimbabwe because they are tolerant to semi-drought conditions. Their significance in these areas is more critical now given the challenges presented by climate change. The LFSP's Agricultural Productivity and Nutrition (APN) Component has produced a quick … Continue reading LFSP-APN develops production guide for small grains

Soya bean training manual now available for Zimbabwe’s farmers

Soya bean is one of the value chains promoted by the LFSP’s APN component. In order to assist farmers to become successful in soya bean production, a manual has been developed to help them understand the importance of soyabeans and its uses and how typical contraints during its production can be addressed. This guide has … Continue reading Soya bean training manual now available for Zimbabwe’s farmers

Shona guide on groundnut harvesting and post harvest handling for lead farmers

Peanut or groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) is an important economic crop in the tropical and warm temperate regions of the world. Its global production reaches up approximately 39.9 million metric tons per year, according to a report by FAO in 2015. However, one of the major problems in peanut production is the contamination with Aspergillus and aflatoxins. Aflatoxins are of great concern due … Continue reading Shona guide on groundnut harvesting and post harvest handling for lead farmers

LFSP’s APN Develops Crop Production Guidelines

Demonstration plots are one of the best methods to educate communities to improve yield. Showing farmers how their fields should be designed is one of the methods used as tools by the extension worker to effect desirable changes in the behavior of rural masses, arrange the best learning situations, and provide opportunities in which useful … Continue reading LFSP’s APN Develops Crop Production Guidelines