SUSTAINABLE FARMING

WHAT

we farm

Phazama Farm has several farming goals. One of our goals is to be self-sufficient; we wish to live from our own land. Our bee hives will prevent bees from extinction. To support the welfare in our community we create job opportunities for local farmers by growing products for the markets like sunflowers and moringa.

Moringa

Moringa is a plant that is native to areas of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan. But it grows nowadays also in other parts of the world like in Africa. The leaves, bark, flowers, fruit, seeds, and root are used to make medicine. Moringa is used for asthma, diabetes, obesity, symptoms of menopause, and many other conditions and is often called the wonder tree. Moringa is also an important food source. Because it can be grown cheaply and easily, and the leaves retain lots of vitamins and minerals when dried, moringa is used in India and Africa in feeding programs to fight malnutrition.

For all these reasons we grow moringa trees and our aim is to become the biggest moringa farm in Botswana.

Sunflowers

Sunflower is the most important oil seed crop and beside that they are nice in a vase at home. Sunflower requires low humidity and sunny conditions for optimal plant growth and development making it suitable for production at our farm.
Everything on the farm is fully organically farmed. We only use a mixture of diluted garlic and chilli spray to keep away aphids and other pests. We do not use any chemicals or synthetic products on our crops. We support responsible agriculture and the development of what is known as non-conflict crops.

Beekeeping

“Batswana, like other Africans, prefer natural honey than processed liquid honey.” We would even go as far as saying that beekeeping isn’t only important – it’s critical. There is a famous quote from Albert Einstein “If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe then men would only have four years left to live”. So, this is why we are beekeeping and to produce honey.