Soya beans, the “wonder crop” transforming lives
Wednesday, March 23, 2005
They are calling it “the wonder crop”. Nutritious, cheap and easy to produce, the soya bean has transformed the lives of poverty-stricken smallholder farmers in Zimbabwe’s Mashonaland Central province.
At least 16,500 farmers were introduced to soya bean production through a project established by the US-based non-profit organisation, Africare. The project, which began in 2000 in the northern part of the country, has taught production techniques to farmers from the districts of Rushinga, Mt Darwin, Shamva and Bindura, and also trained them in processing and marketing soya-based products.
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