AgriFresh Solutions Africa has identified some basic concepts, practices and Technologies which can help gardeners/farmers be more productive, save time and energy, and help maintain our natural resources. We offer this service direct at your garden/farm to increase yield and attain economies of scale at affordable costs., We have committed professionals team within our company who can serve clients beyond their needs.
1. Horticultural, Food and cash Crops
Technologies which can help gardeners/farmers be more productive, save time and energy, and help maintain our natural resources. We offer this service direct at your garden/farm to increase yield and attain economies of scale at affordable costs., We have committed professionals team within our company who can serve clients beyond their needs.
Services AgriFresh Solutions Africa Offers on Horticulture
Farm Mapping and Layout
Soil and plant analysis (Test the soil to learn the pH and nutrients already present and Identify plant problem and severity of damage before choosing a control).
Recommend and supply right technology which suit client farm/garden need.
Provide right species of seed and seedlings to the site
Crop residue and cover crop management solution.
Group plants with similar needs (water, fertilizer, sun…) for easier maintenance
Recommend Fertilizer and Composite manure based on a soil test and at the appropriate time of year for that plant/crop.
Environmental services and recommendation.
Help to easily read and follow all directions on pesticide labels.
Helps to keep Right Plant, Right Place.
Advice on Rotating crops to avoid the buildup of pathogens and pests in the garden
Test the soil to learn the pH and nutrients already present recommend accordingly
Determine soil drainage capacity before planting
Utilize companion planting/intercropping to attract beneficial insects and to take advantage of symbiotic biochemical and cultural benefits
Advice on using cover crops/green manures to improve soil nutrients and structure
Recommend right plant, right place, in order to take advantage of garden microclimates hot areas, light angles and moisture sinks, when planning your garden layout.
Help to Identify insects (beneficial or pest), diseases or weeds and susceptible life cycles and evaluate the extent of the problem before taking remedial action (using the least toxic alternative).
Help to improve compacted soil by aerating, double digging
Select cultivars of plants and seeds that are bred for resistance and tolerate local conditions.
Provide packaging, storage and preservation (local and modern ) to keep your vegetable and fruits fresh
Establish and recommend intercropping if necessary to diversify and stability of the field, reduction of chemical/Fertilize application , Nitrogen fixation and preliminary way of controlling pests and diseases
2. Soil Management
Soil and water resources should be taken under strict protection for future generations. Locally, there may be additional protection priorities such as protection of genetic diversity or need to protect specific plant or animal species. AgriFresh Solutions Africa are committed to offer a desirable service on soil management and protection at affordable price, with this regard here are some of our services to our esteemed clients.
Services AgriFresh Solutions Africa Offers on Soil Management
Test the soil to learn the pH and nutrients already present and recommend what farmer can plant.
Prepare a plan to preserve soil structure as well as root systems of mature trees
Determine soil drainage capacity before planting
Recommend on using compost and bio-char to improve soil structure and fertility in lawns and gardens
Help to prevent erosion by maintaining vegetative cover using mulch, and correcting drainage problems
Select plants for the landscape that will grow in the existing soil
3. Pest and Disease Control
Pest and disease control presents a huge challenge for the farmers, identifying the cause of damage in a plant is the hardest thing to deal with. Therefore AgriFresh Solutions Africa have reliable and well equipped experts in Agronomy for Pest and Disease Control, We do have direct connection with Tanzania Agriculture Research Institutes (TARI) and Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) if things need to take further consultations.
Services AgriFresh Solutions Africa Offers on Pest and Diseases Control
Knowledge on Biological , Natural and modern techniques of Controlling Pests and diseases
Scout, Identify and recommend best ways to fight against Pest and Disease
Provide appropriate Technology
Supply a client with organic Chemicals and other chemicals which have minimum side effects to nature
Provide in-depth capacity building on Pest and Disease Control on crops
Establish thresholds for acceptable levels of pest infestation; consider how beneficial, non-target insects might be affected by a chemical treatment.
Teach how to reduce pest populations by hand removal and regular clean up
Identify the pest and susceptible life stages before you treat with a pesticide. Contact the AgriFresh Extension office for identification and control recommendations.
Help to maintain healthy plants by meeting their cultural requirements with the goal of using fewer pesticides
Help to monitor plants in the landscape regularly to recognize when pests are present
Help to Learn which insects are common to the plants growing in your landscape/garden
4. Training and Capacity building
Farmers, collectors, traders, processors and other actors in crop value chain need appropriate training and capacity building to help them improve their businesses. Consumers worldwide are becoming more sophisticated and demanding more quality out of food supplied. To meet these quality standards, actors along the value chains need to have knowledge and skills to act accordingly.
Services AgriFresh Solutions Africa Offers on Training and Capacity building
Global agricultural practices (GAP) and global organic agriculture practices (GoAP)