My team has been silently conducting quail farming consultancy through our birds’ expert for over a year now (See pictures on www.facebook.com/ziminvestors ). Its amazing what I have learnt myself with each farm visit we have made that I saw it fit to share some of these findings with you. I should start by acknowledging that quail farming is a worthy business venture to pursue in Zimbabwe. Even though the quail eggs are relatively smaller than chicken eggs, they tend to have a smaller yoke and a bigger egg white. Eggs are amongst the most nutritional foods on mother earth but chicken eggs are very unpopular for their high cholesterol levels. An ordinary hard-boiled egg contains 187 mg of cholesterol which approximates to 62% of the recommended daily intake. What does it mean to health watchers? So much conflicting researches are available regarding this issue and you may consult experts. This article is about quail farming in Zimbabwe. (more…)
In my last post when I introduced mushroom farming in Zimbabwe, I gave a commercial distinction between oyster and white button mushroom where I highlighted that 50 grams of oysters cost $1.50 whilst that of white button can costs above $2.80 on a last mile distribution basis. I also explained that white button requires extra work in cultivating than oyster. Generally oyster mushroom is easy and I usually recommend it when starting the mushroom farming business. It gives you familiarity and it’s a good starting point. (more…)
Just like most Zimbabweans I know, I disliked eating mushroom and mushroom farming mainly because of the myth that mushroom is likely to be poisonous. I even remember a quote from my childhood which goes like ‘All mushroom is edible but some you can only eat once.’ The second myth which my late aunt dispelled was that one needs special equipment to start mushroom farming in Zimbabwe. The post will dispel those myths and show you how the easy steps to mushroom production. The steps may not be numbered so I advise you read between the lines. (more…)
I kind of owe you an apology.
You see, I’ve been so busy with my various projects that I have completely neglected the blog fan base… at least those who follow directly from the site. But the truth is I’ve been very involved and engaged with people around Zimbabwe at their farms. But if you follow me on twitter and Facebook you know I haven’t disappeared though I haven’t updated you on new investment opportunities in Zimbabwe for 2016. I’m sorry I haven’t kept you up to date on all the fresh content:
Will today, China’s singles day be your lucky day. I had been busy with a lot of things in the month of October and November that I forgot to warn Zimbabweans who travel to China to carry extra cash and seize this opportunity on China’s singles day. However, with the advent of ecommerce, China’s biggest shopping day has come to you Zimbabwe! The whole world is joining China’s most exciting sale event. The deals on Singles Day are hard to resist, so don’t!
I have been receiving a lot of emails from people asking about how to start a poultry farming project in Zimbabwe. Iam going to be running a series of articles to give you a background about chicken farming so that when you engage my consulting team, you will focus on the right questions. All the general questions will be answered in this series of blog posts. This post will be about the history of Poultry Farming not only in Zimbabwe but the world over. I felt it may also act as a motivator. I have also written some articles on poultry which can be found by following these links.
A few weeks ago I wrote an article about the value of online companies. I know it sounds like fable but not until you get employed by one. Elvis Manyika, a Zimbabwean entrepreneur based in Hong Kong has launched the first Zimbabwean advertising and marketing powerhouse, designed by Zimbabweans for Zimbabwean business people who do business locally, regionally and internationally.
‘I started working on it in 2013 after it dawned on me that, despite the obvious brain drain, Zimbabwe has been experiencing since 2000, we still have a lot of talented individuals in the business sector. Unfortunately, these hard working and talented individuals hardly get any exposure due to the fact that the business climate at the moment doesn’t have a platform that is fully supportive of honest, hard working and creative people. This is where Zimbo263 is set to turn things around.’ He said.
The business benefits of learning a foreign language
Many Zimbabweans are eager to get University education: diplomas, degrees, masters and sometimes up to doctorate level. Some have come out of these walls of higher learning with flying colours but sadly their marque degrees still hang on their walls…making new statistics of unemployment rate in Zimbabwe. We all know the usual grand tautology about the causes of unemployment which includes blaming the economic sanctions and all that boloney. Iam not saying it doesn’t exist at the macro level, but sometimes we can make it disappear on the micro, or perhaps reduce it. (more…)