Mentorship Services:

A client is attached to a mentor based on the location or operational zone of the mentor so as to maintain regular contact for personalized advice and guidance based on client’s needs. Mentoring is based on commitment, and a mutual trust relationship between the mentor and the client (mentee) for it to be effective. This mentorship component uses two approaches when engaging the clients for intervention; one is the “individual client mentoring” (one-on-one) where there is personalized transfer of skills and knowledge between the mentor and the client based on the client’s own needs and circumstances. The other approach is the “client group mentoring” where clients in the same farming area or in close proximity to each other, form a group to be mentored as one study group. This group approach promotes and enhances support, sharing experience, and exchange of skills and knowledge amongst clients. Below is a package of services a client will be supported with during the mentoring process;
  • Evening lectures: A complementary platform to keep clients and non-clients in urban areas informed and equipped with farm management skills.
  • Excursions: To expose identified clients to best farming practices, thereby enhancing clients’ understanding of the commitment and sacrifices one has to make to become productive and profitable.
  • Farmers’ information days: to ensure information dissemination to as many farmers (including clients and non-clients) as possible and used by industry role-players and farmers as platform to network.
  • On-farm research trials: to demonstrate and create awareness on various appropriate farming practices to influence informed decision making.
  • Farm mapping: to produce farm maps to aid farm planning and management.

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How many times in a year do I have to control parasites?

Controlling parasites in any area/farm would depend on the their prevalence and infestation. These will differ between seasons and geographical locations because parasite prevalence and infestation is influence by the prevailing environmental conditions (e.g. hot, cold or wet conditions), and also livestock management practices (e.g. kraal and water hygiene) . It is therefore advisable to be on the lookout for parasite prevalence and infestation during any prevailing environmental condition. Normally, a minimum of two times in year is advisable, before and after the rainfall season for both internal and external parasites. read more

What can I supplement to my livestock during the dry season?

Livestock supplementation during the dry season becomes complex and expensive because the forage materials have lower nutrient content and diminishing in quantity. The most limited nutrient during the early months of winter is Protein, and as the forage materials becomes drier and less in quantity as the season progresses, energy becomes less in the process. Therefore, to avoid animals lose a lot of condition, the most important supplements to provide are; protein and energy supplements. When you are buying winter or dry season lick, ask for protein and energy products in the shop. read more

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