Have a Small Farm

Having a small farm can provide an income and can be used as an educational adventure for children.


  1. To build a small farm you need to have an area, your own or rented, that is not less than a 1000 square meters.
  2. Get a buyer for your produce. The buyers can be one company (a middleman) or many companies or both.
    • With many companies, expect to be doing more driving and have higher prices. When working with many companies you must have interpersonal skills.
    • When working with one company expect a lower price, but the plus side of dealing with a middleman company is that they will be able to accept more of your produce.
  3. Have a vehicle to haul your equipment, supplies, and produce. Choose a small truck with 4 wheel drive as your main vehicle and add other vehicles as your business grows.
  4. Study the market and what other farmers are doing. Sell your products at a reasonable price minus your expenses including paying yourself. Be adaptable to the market and other problems such as diseases.
  5. Have a basement and sheds. Know carpentry. You should have areas to lift heavy items on and off your truck with a block and tackle. On the farm, a big, strong tree could be used for lifting heavy objects.
  6. Haul water or have access to a water source, water line or a reservoir. If you have just one vehicle and you are hauling water, you must load and unload your water hauling tanks. If laying a water line, you must buy a pipe, fittings, glue and have equipment for sawing and digging.
  7. Have equipment. Have tools to fix minor repairs to your equipment and your vehicles.
  8. Establish a relationship with your buyers if you want to make some serious part time income.
  9. Keep track of your expenses and income. Get a accountant if necessary.
  10. Protect your farm from theft.This can be done by erecting a proper fence around your farm's perimeter
  11. Stick to small livestock like goats,chickens and other types of domestic fowl such as pigeons.
  12. Choose your products according to the amount of time you want to put into your farm business.