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

Access to pulping machines saves labour for coffee farmers

The LFSP's Markets Development component is improving access to labour saving technologies for smallholder farmers in various ways. Through one of the private sector grantees (Zimbabwe Coffee Mill), over 300 farmers have moved away from their labour intensive rudimentary methods of primary processing of their coffee that greatly compromises quality resulting in inability to compete on … Continue reading Access to pulping machines saves labour for coffee farmers