LATEST ARTICLES

How Droughts Dominate Africa’s Risk Environment

FINDINGS Interesting findings More than 60 percent of households report sudden losses in income and assets.Weather shocks are very common, but price risk is just as prevalent. Death and...

Govt considers climate smart irrigation policy

GOVERNMENT is working on a climate smart irrigation policy framework to combat the current drought conditions, Agriculture deputy minister Vangelis Haritatos (pictured) has said. This comes as a recent World Bank report found that Zimbabwe’s agricultural sector loses US$126 million...
cyclone idai warning

CPU warns of Cyclone Kenneth, landfall today @6pm

The Civil Protection Unit (CPU) has issued a warning of a tropical storm that is developing into a cyclone named Cyclone Kenneth, which is projected to make a landfall in Tanzania, Mozambique, Malawi and parts of Zimbabwe today. In a...

Speedily implement Byo Kraal Irrigation Project, stakeholders told

The task force on national projects has implored the stakeholders in the implementation of the 400 hectares Bulawayo Kraal Irrigation Project (BKIP) to move with speed in ensuring the commencement of full scale agriculture production for the benefit...

Tobacco prices continue to firm

Prices of the golden leaf at the auction floors continue to firm despite complaints of persistent payment delays by some farmers. Post Easter tobacco sales are continuing at the auction floors in Harare with prices firming. It was a hive...

Revive Chilonga Irrigation Scheme, govt told

The people of Chiredzi south have called on the government to revive Chilonga Irrigation Scheme which has been lying idle for the past 10 years. They still dream of the days they used to supply the whole district with...

Met Department Issues Advisory On Cyclone Kenneth Which Is About To Land In Mozambique

Met Department Issues Advisory On Cyclone Kenneth Which Is About To Land In Mozambique

K2 partners farmers to grow 15 000 ha of sunflower for export

By Ndafadza Madanha ONE of the county’s leading seed breeders Klein Karoo (K2) has partnered with thousands of small scale farmers around the country to grow sunflower for the export market. K2 managing director John Makoni confirmed the development and...

Disease may wipe out world’s bananas – but here’s how we might just save...

Catastrophe is looming for the banana industry. A new strain has emerged of a soil-borne fungus known as “Panama disease” which can wipe out entire plantations – and it is rapidly spreading around the world. Farmers in Australia, Latin...

Chiredzi farmer earns a living out of growing madhumbe

Chiredzi farmer is making a living out of growing madhumbe, a high water consuming crop despite the area’s high temperatures and low rainfall patterns. Madhumbe (yams)After seeing an opportunity, young farmer Edmore Chigayo of Makondo area in Chiredzi decided to...

Food crisis looms in Muzarabani

A food crisis is looming in Muzarabani following a prolonged dry spell and the situation is likely to further worsen after the Zimbabwe Red Cross Society and World Food Programme (WFP) withdrew its support meant to cushion food...