Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Make money small scale Farming in Botswana Part 1


Make money small scale Farming in Botswana

The first step to take when farming with making money in view is to consider your markets that you will be supplying. Because it is of no value to grow thousands of hectares of fresh produce if you don’t have a market, so take a look at the market before you start planting.
For example
1 super market’s (Tomatoes carrots Cabbages Green peppers) go talk to all manages of the shops and find out what they wish to source locally.   
2 local markets (spinach rape tomatoes butter nut cabbages)
3 safari lodges (much the same as super markets but of high quality)
Then you want to consider the quantity.
For example super markets are not interested in ten bags of tomatoes they will be looking for twenty bags a week so always keep in mind you need to have Consistency - quantity and quality    
Well that’s all for part one for questions please leave a comment 

2 comments:

  1. We used to grow tomatoes, herbs and strawberries for the Lodges in kasane. It is definitely a good idea but quality and consistency is important as you say. For lodges the cherry tomatoes are always in demand and are trouble free. You may need a f1 hybrid to produce consistent sized salad tomatoes. I wasted a whole season growing money maker which do very well in Bots but not what the lodges want! Great blog..just what we need!

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    1. @archi you say you "wasted a whole season growing money maker which do very well in Bots but not what the lodges want" what exactly does this mean?? where you growing the wrong type of tomato

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