The Boschveld Chicken – Everything You Need to Know

ORIGIN OF THE BREED The Boschveld Indigenous Chicken was bred by a farmer named Michael Bosch as a way to deal with the tick problem he was having with his cattle. The Boschveld chicken was bred from crosses between three types of free-range breeds, that is Venda, Ovambo and Matabele indigenous chickens. The farmer was trying to create a free-range breed of chicken that would eat the ticks that infested his cattle at watering holes. GENERAL DESCRIPTION Boschveld chickens are Read More …

Foods that can help to lower high blood pressure

While its common knowledge that reducing your salt, intake can significantly lower your blood pressure.  Are you aware that weight loss can help to lower your risk of developing high blood as well? Losing even 5kg’s can lower your blood pressure. More importantly losing weight has the biggest effect on those who are overweight and already have hypertension. Another unknown fact is that consuming foods rich in potassium, calcium and magnesium may also help prevent or normalize high blood pressure? Read More …

Are you at risk of developing diabetes? – Eating Local Food and Lifestyle Changes can help lower your blood sugar.

What is Diabetes? Diabetes is a condition where there is a problem with your body that causes blood sugar (glucose) levels to be higher than normal. Most of the food we consume is broken down to sugar or glucose, for our bodies to use as energy. In other words, when you have diabetes the body is unable to properly process your food for use as energy. A hormone called insulin is produced by the pancreas and its job is to Read More …

Agrimix Farming Solutions Africa, founder Mr. Lovemore Nyakazela, an everyday inspiration to many

Mr. LovemoreNyakazela was often referred to as “Mr. Chatumbuka”, as a young man. A nickname that likened him to a Former Minister of Agriculture from his native homeland of Zimbabwe. Those who knew him were often astounded at his expansive agricultural knowhow at a very young age. These days he is an entrepreneur and director of a thriving farming consulting organization based in Harare, Zimbabwe. His organization is called Agrimix Farming Solutions Africa and he offers consultant agronomist services that Read More …

Welcome to the blog- Feel Free To Look Around

 Firstly a few words about our blog- On this blog you will find concise and practical advice for your farming needs. At vaMudhumeni we have a clear vision of what a prosperous future for urban and rural farmers in Zimbabwe could look like.Our consultants have many years of experience working with farmers from all walks of life and take pride and helping them achieve a healthy growth from germination to harvest. Agricultural production is the epicenter of our organization and  we are determined Read More …