Dry thickets were hewn, maize stalks cleared into heaps and urban veld burnt in preparation for planting. Now we are in the middle of the cropping season.
Incessant Rains Leave Communal Farmers Counting Losses
When the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO)released its long-range forecast results, in October 2020, the news of the La Nina phenomenon brought joy to farmers in Zimbabwe who had endured the poor harvests of the 2019/20 cropping season.
Challenges faced by small holder farmers post FTLRP
Small holder farmers should reassert their role as sole producers of food crops to ensure food security at community level. Despite the adverse effects of climate change, they can still produce enough to feed their families.
IoT solutions for Precision Agriculture
Farmers can use DSG’s Ultrasonic Distance Sensor for measuring grain level in a silo or a liquid in a container. The system uses ultrasound to measure the distance to an object, a high frequency sound wave is emitted by the device, measuring the time it takes for the wave to reach the object and then return to the sensor.
Pfumvudza/Intwasa, solution to food insecurity in Zimbabwe
Crop failure caused by long dry spells and erratic rainfall has resulted in food insecurity in the country. Communal farmers who rely solely on crop cultivation for food have been seriously affected.
Drone technology for Precision Agriculture in Zimbabwe
World population is projected to grow to almost 10 billion by 2050, with global food demand expected to increase substantially. Questions have been raised on whether there will be enough food or not by 2050, noting also the impact of climate change on food security.