You may not know this but long-term agricultural success is rooted in sustainability, so farming sustainably should be a key priority in any future-focused farmer’s business.
In this episode of Farmer’s Inside Track, Mandisa Mazibuko, a master’s candidate in crop sciences specialising in agronomy, shares some insights on why sustainable farming is key to your business success.
She starts off by explaining how sustainable farming works, its methods and techniques, and how it improves agricultural production.
“It eliminates toxicity in the environment and maintains soil quality. It is not only limited to commercial farmers but [small-scale] farmers can practice sustainable farming,” she says.
“For small-scale farmers, I advise crop rotation. Let’s say this year you plant legumes so that it can leave the nitrogen in the soil, and then the following year you plant a cereal crop.”
She delves further into the pros and cons of sustainability and more.
Catching up with a #SoilSista
This week, we celebrate #SoilSista, Minah Marendi. After dedicating three decades of her life as a health hero, Marendi was inspired to trade in her stethoscope for a new venture with boots and gloves nurturing the soil.
In this episode, Mazimbuko also discusses:
- How does sustainable farming work?
- Benefits of this farming practice; and
- Sustainable farming methods.
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