Notre boutique utilise des cookies pour améliorer l'expérience utilisateur et nous vous recommandons d'accepter leur utilisation pour profiter pleinement de votre navigation.
Zimbabwe’s potato farming is faced with numerous challenges, this module was therefore developed to highlight the nature and magnitude of such challenges and suggest possible remedy to boost production.
The national production like the rest of the Sub-Sahara Region is far below the potential, largely due to limited use of certified seeds, low application of fertilizers and other organic amendments, and low use of fungicides and other production chemicals.
Potato production should be encouraged even at very small-scale level such as backyard gardening because the returns from potatoes are comparatively good.
Potatoes are easy to grow but they require a lot of care.
Marketing problems bedevilling potato industry include lack of organized channels in which farmers have no power.
The channel is controlled by cartels, which shield producers from receiving any market information.
There is a lot of handling and in the process the producer’s share in the final price of the commodity is minimal.
Transport of potatoes to the market is expensive due to poor road infrastructure in the producing areas especially the newly Fast Track Resettlement Areas.
Chisango FFT was born in Bindura district on the 23rd of February 1968.
He studied for a BSc Agricultural Management with ZOU and later Honors and Master’s in Agricultural Economics with University of Fort Hare, South Africa.
Currently he is studying for PhD with ZOU where he is a Lecturer.
He has published several articles in reputable journals.
Attention : dernières pièces disponibles !
Date de disponibilité: