Translation: Webinar in Spanish Smart Pest Management: Agronomic and Entomological Contributions of a Colombian from the Land of Mandela
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AgroUbuntu Solutions (Pty) Ltd is committed to reach and interact with farmers, agriculture enthusiasts, youth and other players in the community at large.
The aim of the WhatsApp Webinar organized by Junior Chamber International (JCI) Tshwane is to give the opportunity to interested parties to interact with agriculture specialists about the topic of Farming for Beginners "Opportunities and Resources" in an open Questions and Answers (Q&A) session to be held on the 27 June 2020.
AgroUbuntu Solutions and Dr. Derian ECHEVERRI-MOLINA thank JCI Tshwane for its invitation to participate in this wonderful initiative.
It is smart to start thinking about becoming more self-reliant when it comes to our food supplies. We have seen the effects of the Covid-19 on our economies or pockets. We cannot continue to depend totally on the traditional ways of getting our food-stuff from supermarkets and/or food retailers. It is time to grow our own food or, at least, to produce part of what we consume. Therefore, AgroUbuntu Solutions recommends to focus on fast growing fruits and veggies in general and those that can be planted in winter time in particular.
Some fast growing veggies and fruits are: Baby carrots, Beetroots, Broccoli, Cucumber, Green onions, Lettuce, Radishes, Spinach, Sunflower shoots, Turnips, Zucchini.
Other winter crops, although not that fast-growing, that can be considered to plant in South Africa are: broad beans, cauliflower, onions, peas and rocket cabbage.
Please feel free to contact AgroUbuntu Solutions for more advice on food security.
The most important consideration is the target market. Sell first and plant later is always best. The most common mistake is to plant and then trying to figure it out how to sell it and to whom. This requires a bit of pragmatic research and planning, especially about prices, quality and quantity.
It is very important to know as much as general information about the land, for example: location (address), size and shape, access to public services (water, electricity), roads, amongst others. Then, it is important to know specifics of the land such as: type of soil, climate, surrounding and existing vegetation, available equipment and buildings, history of previous plantations on the land. Other determinant factors are: agricultural skills, availability of labour, availability of cash and access to credit. With this information, we can formulate the type and amount of seeds needed for your land, the frequency of planting, agronomic practices, pest control and post-harvest activities.
All this seems complicated and that is why it is important for a professional to visit your land and give you the best advice to start the right way. AgroUbuntu Solutions can assist you. Book a visit with us.