Zeba superabsorbent information for NGOs & non-profits


Zeba superabsorbent information for NGOs & non-profits  

Contact AFI to get Zeba for any non-profit, NGO, or aid agency working with poor farmers. Click for email to info1@abundancefarming.org

See Zeba dosage rates and calculator below

Abundance Farming Inc welcomes non-profit organizations, NGOs and aid agencies in India, Africa and the Americas, working with subsistence farmers, to start evaluations of Zeba with local farming conditions.

Abundance Farming Inc pays the material and shipping costs to demonstrate the benefits of Zeba with local farming conditions, through seed-funding by investors in AFP’s “New Farmer Starts”.

Abundance Farming Inc provides long-term subsidies for the material and transportation costs; working through established NGOs who begin covering costs for Zeba to thesmallholder farmers they serve.

Increased yields enable local farmers to profit and provide greater food supplies to their communities, enabling them to cover costs after multiple years of surplus.

Expandable model grows where local successes are widely demonstrated. Community run product distribution provides jobs and business experience as farming communities prosper.

For basic rain-fed farming in scarce water conditions, our ‘new farmer start’ provides 6.4kg or 14lb of this unique starch-based superabsorbent.   When mixed in the soil around the roots of plants, this ‘start’ can store about 3020 liters or 840 gallons of water when it rains, and then release the water during dry spells, over and over for a year and more, absorbing and releasing as the plants need it.  Offering a way for rain dependent farming families to survive intermittent rainfall and increase crop yields, so subsistence farmers facing water scarcity grow their way out of poverty.

   

AFP’s Zeba usage guidelines forscarce water conditions

Tubers / melons – potatoes, yams, cassava… squash, cucumber
14 to 20kg per hectare
14 to 20lb per acre

Beans, Onions
8 to16kg per hectare
8 to 16lb per acre

Maize / Corn
8 to12kg per hectare
8 to12lb per acre

Green leafy vegetables – lettuce, spinach …sugar beets
6 to10kg per hectare
6 to10lb per acre

Grasses / Legumes – pastures, alfalfa, clover
6 to 8kg per hectare
6 to 8lb per acre

Grains – wheat, barley, oats
3 to 4kg per hectare
3 to 4lb per acre

AFP’s Zeba usage guidelines
for sufficient water conditions

Tubers / melons – potatoes, yams, cassava… squash, cucumber 7 to 10kg per hectare
7 to 10lb per acre

Beans, Onions
4 to 8kg per hectare
4 to 8lb per acre

Maize / Corn
4 to 6kg per hectare
4 to 6lb per acre

Green leafy vegetables – lettuce, spinach …sugar beets
3 to 5kg per hectare
3 to 5lb per acre

Grasses / Legumes – pastures, alfalfa, clover
3 to 4kg per hectare
3 to 4lb per acre

Grains – wheat, barley, oats
1.5 to 2kg per hectare
1.5 to 2lb per acre

Zeba dosage conversion table
– from per acre or hectare to per plant

For pounds and acres:
Enter pounds per acre from usage guidelines above
Enter the number of square feet for each plant
Plants per acre
OUNCE of Zeba for each plant
TEASPOON of Zeba for each plant
PINCHES of Zeba for each plant – (3-fingered)
For kilos and hectares:
Enter kilos per hectare from usage guideines above
Enter the number of square meters for each plant
Plants per hectare
GRAMS of Zeba for each plant
TEASPOON of Zeba for each plant
PINCHES of Zeba for each plant – (3-fingered)