Category: economics

Some of the pastors cabbages (hybrids!) and young banana plants. You can also see the beginning of the irrigation system. 0

Dream Job

Last month I returned from 2.5 weeks of farm and agricultural visits to Uganda in Africa. Following that and a few weeks on the tractor planting this years crop, I been able to process some of my experiences and offer...

Continuing the Cycle 4

Continuing the Cycle

For the last 60 years or so, farmers the world over have been doing their job so successfully that they’ve literally been doing themselves out of work. Innovations since WWII including ever bigger and more powerful tractors and implements, improved knowledge & use of fertilisers, better weed and disease management practices, better soil management practices and many other innovations have meant that farm productivity growth has outpaced global population growth for a long time.