We are a non-profit online community of visionary, dedicated and passionate farmers who have come together to encourage, share and assist one another with valuable Production Information and Technology regarding the best agricultural practices and trends around the world. Our primary goal is to Promote Sustainable Agriculture as a viable tool to Food Security.
HERE are some FREE Agriculture eBooks for you to download. Converging a range of topics from design to development and everything in between. Our eBook collection contain everything you need to start farming. No buts or ifs.
--- Zambia Agribusiness Society
Please note that this is a selected list. For the full list, please go to the Zambia Agribusiness Society website.
100 Issues in this Publication (Showing 91 - 100)
Chickens have very basic needs: food and water, adequate shelter and space, and predator protection. Chicken owners go to all different lengths to meet those needs, from the simplest to the very elaborate. The beauty of raising chickens is that there is no set formula and no way that you must do it to be successful. You can be as creative and elaborate, or as simple, as you’d like.
Onions are consumed in almost every household in Zambia. Not only are onions grown for domestic consumption but are also grown for commercial purposes. Onions are one of the few crops in Zambia that will always have a ready market. This simple guide will equip onion growers with recommended practices in the cultivation of onions.
Organic Livestock Farming refers to the treatment and growth promotion of livestock with Natural products. Topics discussed in this resource include:
- Organic Farming
- Natural and Organic Products
- Poultry Infections and Diseases
- Tips on Management
Topics reviewed in this resource includes:
- Onion economy
- Growing onions
- Growth stages
- Favorable growth conditions
- Nutrition and fertilization
- Soil analysis guide
- Leaf analysis guide
Onion (Allium cepa L.) cultivation in Jamaica dates back to more than 50 years ago (ADC, 1963). It is a culinary ‘must use’ for Jamaican diets and more than 10 million kg is consumed annually.
Over the last 18 years, onion production has declined significantly from 4,200 tonnes in 1996 to 680 tonnes in 2013 (AMID, MOAF). Productivity over the same period averaged 12t/ha, which is considerably less than the 35-40t/ha reported in the USA and elsewhere (Chandler, 1994, Lorenz and Maynard, 1988). It is also important to note that between 2007-2012, average annual import of onions into Jamaica was 8.8 million kg, at a value of US$3.7m.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded Jamaica Rural Economy and Ecosystems Adapting the Climate cHange II (Ja REEACH II) project is pleased to share with you to this “Farmers Handbook for Onion Production.” This handbook was developed to equip you our stakeholders and your stakeholders with fundamental knowledge and best practices information aimed at providing guidance through the onion production cycle to help ensure onions bulbs at harvest that are free from disease, wholesome and adequately field cured and dried.
We do hope that you will find the information in this handbook useful in assisting to optimize the profitability of your agribusiness and to sustain and promote your livelihood pursuits, and by extension improve the onion value
chain competitiveness and resilience.
Pig production is an enterprise that provides small scale subsistence farmers with a clear opportunity for increased household income. It does not require large areas of land; at least 16m2 is needed to raise ten pigs using Deep Litter system or Fermented Bed Technology. The benefits of Deep Litter System or Fermented Bed Technology are many. Generally, it makes it possible for farmers to produce high quality pork more cheaply and in an environmental friendly way.
This guide is meant to provide basic information to those interested in looking at starting a dairy goat farm as a business. Other books cover the detailed management of dairy goats while this guide seeks to touch on those topics that strongly influence management choices. One exception might be milking systems and equipment but we leave readers in the good hands of the Dairy Practices Council for specific guides published on these topics and referenced in the chapters.
We hope this guide will help the reader make a realistic plan for the investment of finances in land, buildings and livestock — and decide for or against that investment. We have faith that those who are serious will take the time to write a mission statement, set goals, and create record keeping systems to measure their progress. Then, they will be empowered to use all this data to inform their future decisions. With whole farm, family and land goals to refer to, managers can adjust their operation to correct problems and make informed changes to fulfill their goal.