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Discussion in 'Agricultural Matters' started by Rob Holmes, Nov 6, 2014.
What do you repair, because that would be good to see
I repair Laptops and Cellphones. I'll share some pics tomorrow at work.
As written elsewhere there may not be a great many people with knowledge that can be applied to your area. I used to farm in Zim a long time ago, but that was beef, tobacco and maize. I knew someone in Senegal - an expat Frenchman - who farmed chicken, very good money in that. I think he was somewhere near Kolda, but that might be my imagination because it is the only town there I can remember the name of. Melons are good if you have an irrigation source; friends of mine were big in produce, tomatoes always sell well and onions too. There is a fair mark-up in salads and a quick turnover too, but they are fiddly.
If you get any workers who will stay and are reliable and competent, pay them properly and keep them! Don't lend any kit out, it either won't come back or will be broken. Don't borrow unless it is from family, don't fall into the back-hander trap and always pay your bills on time. Good luck.
Thank you @Danllan for that great pieces of advice. They shall be well noted. Is your friend still in Senegal? I visited Zim some time ago when i was leaving in South Africa. It's a very nice place.
I've no idea if the French fellow is still in Senegal, that was around 2006 / 7; I met him near Arusha when he stayed in a friend's camp. Zim... hmm... is has the potential to be the richest country in Africa per head of population, since it has a superb range of climates for farming and, by area, the richest geology known on the continent. It also had very good infrastructure too, but the key word there is 'had'... Mugabe is now a pathetic figure with dementia, it is a kleptocracy; the near future is pretty bleak, but long-term it can be a success again.
That's very true. And yes it has all the potentials to become the richest country on the continent. Africa's leadership has always been a disaster. Hopefully one day things will change for good.
I think you will find mr mugabe and his cronies have sold the lot to the chinese,the future for the Zimbabwean people is bleak
Yes and no. Zanu have sold a lot of stuff to China officially, and probably as much again off the record. But any future government would be entirely within its rights to rescind all 'agreements' and to seek reparations from both its own native crooks and China - state and businesses. But there will certainly be short to mid term hardship, no error.
@GambianFarmer there hasn't really been any African 'leadership', just window-dressed mismanagement and theft.
I'm carrie from Canada. Hope to have a wonderful journey.
Welcome @Carrie , hope you like it here. Are you farming?
Welcome aboard Carrie. You're not here for @davieh3350 's wife thread are you?
Having now checked said thread I see you are! Bonus points for posting in this thread as well. Ignore me, I'm married and follow his thread for the laughs, but photos Count for a lot on here