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Morley Farm Manager David Jones tree-planting in South Africa

Farm Manager David Jones of Morley Farms, Norfolk, shares his experience of a Green Shoots AgriTour Is it time to put things into perspective? It’s all too easy to be comfortable in your own life and work. That’s why it’s  fascinating to really see what’s happening  elsewhere in other peoples’ businesses, cultures and perspectives. In November 2014 I […]

New AgriTour South Africa for March 2015

Following on from the success of AgriTour South Africa 2014 we are delighted to be running another one, in March 2015. AgriTour South Africa 2015, which Susie Emmett of Green Shoots will lead in March 2015, will spend six days visiting farm businesses in the Western Cape using innovative approaches and management styles on a range of […]

AgriTour South Africa a Success

Spectacular Fynbos 'Pincushion' flower seen on Green Shoots AgriTour South Africa

Nine UK farmers had a fantastically inspiring time on the Green Shoots AgriTour of South Africa in November 2014. In six days of travel through marvellously productive farmed Western Cape landscape they were able to see the best of good agricultural practice on all sorts of farms. They also witnessed the power of agriculture to do […]

Farming study tour of South Africa

Why go on a farming study tour of South Africa? Farms in South Africa that grow to exacting standards in challenging climatic conditions have extraordinarily good agricultural, business and environmental management to share. The Green Shoots AgriTour South Africa in November 2014 takes a group of nine UK farmers to explore the challenges faced by domestic and export farming in […]

Inspired to farm better – agricultural study tour of Kenya

How best to sum up our latest AgriTour of Kenya? There are the agricultural study tour of Kenya facts: nine farmers from six counties doing over a thousand miles in Kenya crossing the equator eight times visiting seven farm businesses and seeing over a hundred crops growing and for sale.

Spaces available for March 2014 Agriculture Study Tour

Places are starting to fill on the 2014 Agriculture Study Tour to Kenya. The tour is due to take place during the last week of March 2014. There are only 9 places on the tour, and interest has been strong so far, so if you are interested then have a look at the Kenya 2014 […]

Agri-Tour Kenya in 2014: innovative integrated farm management

The hunt is on to select another nine UK farmers for an amazing and mind-expanding agricultural adventure in East Africa. The experience of seeing good agricultural practice and innovative integrated farm management in Agri-Tour Kenya 2013 proved such a success for the farmers on the first tour that we have the go ahead for another […]

Understanding Biological Control of Pests

UK Farmers visiting Real IPM Kenya to understand biological control of pests

UK farmer Charles Bracey shares some of the things that amaze him during the Green Shoots agri-tour of Kenya. Like many farmers he uses pesticides to control pests if they attack his crops. In Kenya he was interested to find that the company Real IPM is the leading biological control company in Africa and serving growers […]

Resourceful farming on the Equator in Kenya

young runner bean plant in Kenya

Farm Manager David Jones is on the Green Shoots AgriTour in Kenya and shares his impressions . “The businesses in Kenya – KHE (Kenyan Horticultural Exports) at Ontilili and Finlays at Ibis Farm – that grow crops that supply UK supermarkets really impressed me with their attention to detail. They are producing crops to a high standard to […]

A Farmer Reflects on Growing Up in a Farming Community in Kenya

Rose exports from farming community in Kenya

Farmer Andrew Brown is on the Green Shoots AgriTour in Kenya and shares his impressions of life growing up as a child in a farming community in Kenya. “As I see it children in Kenya growing up in a farming community in Kenya have a different life to those in the UK. As we drive […]

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