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Herbs and Spices

Farmgate World has expanded to include horticultural crops such as Snap Peas, French Beans, Manage Tout, Sweet Corn, Tender Stem Broccoli, Butternuts and a wide variety of Chillies. We have also been appointed to distribute herbs for Aqua Organics which include top quality Basel, Coriander, Parsley and Mint crops ready for export.

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Farmgate World has partnered with Aquaorganics in an exclusive agreement that sees the latter grow its vast range of organically farmed produce exclusively for our international market. Aquaorganics is based in Marondera, Zimbabwe, and will grow Basel, Coriander, Mint, Parsley, Rosemary and Thyme using the latest in farming innovation and care. All products are grown under controlled conditions using aquaponics technology. Aquaponics systems combine aquatic animals such as snails, fish, crayfish or prawns in tanks with hydroponics, which means cultivating plants in water in the absence of soil. Excretions from the aquatic animals are fed to a hydroponic system where the by-products are broken down by bacteria into nitrates that are utilized by the plants as nutrients. Water is circulated through the aquaculture system to prevent toxicity.

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The size, complexity, and types of foods grown in an aquaponic system can vary as much as any system found in either distinct farming discipline. Our partnership with Aquaorganics places us on the cutting-edge of farming on the continent as we grow our global footprint. For aquaponic systems to be successful the hydroponic plant components need to the utmost care and expertise. This involves ensuring that the various parts that make up the system are regularly maintained. Most importantly, this also involves rearing and caring for the aquatic animals that play such an important role in the artificially created ecosystem. In aquaponic system the use of pesticides would threaten the ecosystem and if fish acquire parasites or diseases, therapeutants cannot be used as the plants would absorb them. In order to maintain the symbiotic relationship between the plants and the fish, non-chemical methods such as traps, physical barriers and other biological controls are used to control pests.

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Aquaponics offers a diverse and stable polyculture system that allows farmers to grow vegetables and raise fish at the same time. By having two sources of profit, farmers can continue to earn money even if the market for either fish or plants goes through a low cycle.[21] The flexibility of an aquaponic system allows it to grow a large variety of crops including ordinary vegetables, herbs, flowers and aquatic plants to cater to a broad spectrum of consumers.[21] Herbs, lettuce and speciality greens such as basil or spinach are especially well suited for aquaponic systems due to their low nutritional needs.[21] For the growing number of environmentally conscious consumers, products from aquaponic systems are organic and pesticide free, whilst also leaving a small environmental footprint.[21] Aquaponic systems additionally are economically efficient due to low water usage, effective nutrient cycling and needing little land to operate.[21] Because soil isn’t needed and only a little bit of water is required, aquaponic systems can be set up in areas that have traditionally poor soil quality or contaminated water.[21] More importantly, aquaponic systems are usually free of weeds, pests and diseases that would affect soil, which allows them to consistently and quickly produce high quality crops to sell.

A-Grade Orchards

We implement best practices when it comes to orchard hygiene and maintenance with internationally trained staff.

International Standards

We operate under the highest agricultural standards, are HACCP certified and continuously work to meet global standards in farming.

World Renowned Farms

Our farms are known for the richest soils, favourable climates and the best care thanks to our commitment to quality produce.

Global Footprint

We have a global supply chain that supplies a wide range of top quality produce to customers from all corners of the world.

Contact Us

Contact Us

info@farmgateworld.co.za

326 Off East Road, Chipinge, Zimbabwe

Kingorani, EPZ, Changamwe Mombasa, Kenya

+25 471 7104 4666