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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

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100 Issues in this Publication (Showing 41 - 50) |

How to Start a Honey Bee Farming Business – ZAS

Rearing of honey bees is called Apiculture. Keeping bees at a large scale for commercial purposes as a business is increasing in this fast growing world.

Apiculture is related to agriculture or is a part of agriculture.

Apiculture or bee keeping business need less investment of money and labourers with great care of them and a strong relationship between the human being (beekeeper) and the bees. It is not too hard to keep bees as a business; if you did not have some knowledge about them and the apiculture since bees are wild in nature. One can easily learn apiculture and can earn more money as profit with less effort. Honey is one of the oldest sweeteners on earth. Lucky for us, it also has many health benefits and uses. Honey is so good and is listed as power foods that should be in your kitchen right now.

Making Funny Money Through Maggot Farming – V. Marufu

A maggot is the larva of a fly (order Diptera); it is applied in particular to the larvae of Brachycera flies, such as houseflies, cheese flies, and blowflies, rather than larvae of the Nematocera, such as mosquitoes and Crane flies. Maggot farming is the act of growing maggots for the industry. It is distinct from vermicomposting as there is no separate composting process going on, and maggots are used which are distinct from worms (they also consume only flesh, not plant-based material).

Maggot Production Guide – Thomson Zulu

Maggot farming currently not too competitive like sago worm because most people are not aware that its possible to farm Maggots and make money from it, talk more about making millions. The truth is that it is possible if you do it correctly.

This is the right time to venture into this business and build a sustainable brand. You must have become a household name before people start flooding the business. Now that your heart tells you to start, let’s talk about all you need to start.

Technique for Maggot Production – 2010

Maggot is the larvae of the domestic fly (Musca domestica). The Songhai Centre in Porto‐Novo has facilities for and engages in the mass production of maggots as a solution to the high cost of feed in fish and livestock production.  

A brief review of a maggot production enterprise in Songhai is outlined in this resource. 

Maggot Meal – A Sustainable Protein Source for Livestock Production – A Review


With a growing world population and increasingly demanding consumers, the production of sufficient protein from livestock, poultry, and fish represents a serious challenge for the future especially, in the developing countries. Maggot, the larvae of the domestic fly (Musca domestica) has ability to grow on a large range of substrates and this can make them useful to turn wastes into a valuable biomass rich in protein and fat. Studies have shown that maggot meal has a great benefit as a potential protein source in poultry nutrition and its use as fish and crustaceans feed in pond farming has been studied extensively since the late 2000s. Therefore, mass production of maggot meal must be encouraged as this will offer solution to the high cost of protein feed in fish and livestock production.

Farm Management Handbook - Crop Production

Farm management data and information related to the performance of a cropping or livestock production system in the form of input-output ratios, costs, returns and profitability are needed by a wide variety of users. This group includes policy planners, advisors and extension agents, researchers, teachers, students, credit and input supply agencies and farmers. The policy planner, for instance, has to take into aCCOl'nt the likely farm level impact of a new policy or a proposed adjustment to an existing one. Similarly, researchers and extension agents engaged in Farming System Research (FSR) work and studies depend on the farm management type of information for several purposes such as: (a) evaluation of interventions to the existing systerds of production; (b) identification of the potential for financially ;'ewardi'lg innovations; (c) ordering of research priorities as well as exploration of further avenues for development; and, (d) comparison of the economic performance of alternative cropping and livestock systems.

Farmer's Handbook on Basic Agriculture

Higher demand for agricultural raw material is now anticipated and agriculture is not any more about producing farm products and selling them exclusively at the local market. Instead farmers today have a world market to serve. But the new chances bring new challenges. Farmers and agricultural enterprises, willing to be part of the new expanding world market, not only have to take into consideration customers’ preferences whom they want to serve, but also adhere to international trade regulations set by WTO and comply with high production and quality standards required by the importing countries.

Agriculture contributes around 17% to GDP and continues to be among the most important and successful sectors in India. Around 58% of the Indian population depend on agriculture for their livelihood. Apart from delivering the local industries with top quality raw materials for processing, agriculture provides almost 10% of total export earnings. However, to support the impressive Indian economic growth in the coming years, agriculture will have to contribute more towards value addition, productivity enhancement, high quality products and trained manpower to successfully tackle these challenges.


C- Onion Growers Guide – ZAS

Onion (Allium cepa) cultivation in Zambia dates back to more than 50 years ago. It belongs to the lily family, the same family as garlic, leeks, chives, scallions and shallots. It is a culinary ‘must use’ for Zambian diets and more than 10 million kg is consumed annually. There are over 600 species of Allium, distributed all over Europe, North America, Africa and Asia. The plants can be used as ornaments, vegetables, spices, or as medicine. There are over 120 different documented uses of the Alliums. This article aims to provide preliminary information on the cultivation, harvest and post-harvest of onions for profitable onion production.

C - Onion Production Guideline – Thomson Zulu

There is consistent demand within the Zambian marketplace for high quality, locally produced onions. Premiums are paid for produce that meets the Zambian marketing standards, giving you access to sell through the ZAMBIAN Local Harvest Brand and take advantage of their minimum price guarantee.

This guide will show you the methods for profitable and sustainable production of these premium quality onions. Water efficient high technology irrigation systems and a high density planting method are used for producing crops over an extended period.

C - Onion Seed Production Techniques – Olani Nikus (M. Sc.) and Fikre Mulugeta (M. Sc.)

Onion ((Allium cepa) is a recently introduced crop to Ethiopia. The release of a variety from introduced materials (from Sudan) has marked the beginning of extensive production of onion in the country. Ever since the crop is distributed to different parts of the country and is now become an important vegetable crop for markets and in daily life of people in the Oromia region as well as the country as a whole. Increasing onion production contributes to commercialization of the rural economy and creates many off-farm jobs.