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John is developing an agritourism mix farm with the plan of keeping a few animals on zero grazing, growing trees, coffee and bananas among other things. He also plans to engage in bee, mushroom and fish farming projects. John has developed a website pearlofafrica.com to share his experience and challenges with other people as he implements his dream.
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Success in farming is about overcoming challenges

I have slightly over 40 acres of mix farm devoted to the growing of food crops for people and animals and other crops. Other activities on the farm include beekeeping, fish farming and a small diary unit. I am now planning to introduce some wildlife on the farm to create more demand for the farm

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Forests are crucial for the equilibrium of the world

Forests are crucial for the equilibrium of the world Danilo Gallinari

Neither in theory nor in practice does one farmer in a hundred realize how important it is to cultivate, cultivate and cultivate

Neither in theory nor in practice does one farmer in a hundred realize how important it is to cultivate, cultivate and cultivate Albert Howard

Aldo Leopold: We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us

We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect Aldo Leopold

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The farmer is one but those who eat fruits of his labour are many

The farmer is one but those who eat fruits of his labour are many Swahili Proverbs

  • 6 key success factors for viable commercial farming

6 key success factors for viable commercial farming

I have been in farming activities of  food crops, timber trees,  fish , rabbits,  piggery , poultry  ,  dairy cattle  and bees  among other things  for a number of years without making  sustainable income.  I have come to the conclusion that farming is not as easy as most people tend to think. I have faced

Behold, i have given you every plant yielding seed that is no the face of all the earth

Behold, i have given you every plant yielding seed that is no the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food Genesis 1:29

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You’ll never plough a field by turning it over in your mind

You'll never plough a field by turning it over in your mind Irish Proverbs

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We can’t expect them to help protect and care for the natural world

Unless we are willing to encourage our children to reconnect with and appreciate the natural world, we can't expect them to help protect and care for it. David Suzuki

Artistic man-made fish farming lakes

I have visited a number of fish farming ponds for both learning and inspiration purposes. I am sure you might have done the same.  I have always been struck by the boring shapes or designs of fish ponds and the environment around them. I find the trees are cut for fear of creating a resting

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