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Farmers warned to be on the oookout for dry weather pests

“As the temperatures begin to rise, pests become more active, feeding on crops, hence farmers should be on the lookout for these pests,” he said.Farmers must be wary of pests that thrive with rising temperatures that are being recorded,...

Commodity Prices as at 1 June 2018

Commodity Prices (ZW) Commodity Prices as at 1 June 2018 Price (US$) per metric tonne Commodity GMB Private Buyers Maize 390                 - Sorghum 390             250 Rapoko 390                 - Millet 390        ...

African universities urged to focus on farming technology

The African Development Bank has urged academic institutions to adapt their curriculum to enable technology-driven farming, saying there is no reason why Africa should be spending $35bn a year importing food. According to the bank’s president, Akinwumi Adesina, the rapid...

Its high time to invest in African agritech

The World Bank report, Agriculture in Africa– Telling Facts from Myths 2017 recently noted that economic growth and urbanisation, higher food prices, and change in demographics and climate were all affecting the agricultural environment in Africa and testing the...

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HARARE AGRICULTURAL SHOW GUIDE 2018 -zas

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Seed manufacturing companies say Zimbabwe has adequate seed stocks

Seed manufacturing companies say Zimbabwe has adequate seed stocks to sustain requirements of farmers during the 2018-19 summer cropping season. This comes as preparations for the forthcoming agricultural season have just started with regulatory authorities assessing the availability of seed...

THE Meteorological Services Department will announce its agro-based weather forecast for the 2018 /19...

THE Meteorological Services Department will announce its agro-based weather forecast for the 2018 /19 agricultural season at the end of this month or the beginning of next month, head of the public weather service Mr Tich Zinyemba has said. He...

The 71st edition of the Mashonaland West Agricultural Show kicks off

The 71st edition of the Mashonaland West Agricultural Show kicks off this Thursday in the provincial capital, Chinhoyi. The re-branded agricultural showcase is expected to run between Thursday and Sunday, and is to be officially opened on Saturday. The expo previously ran...

Harare Agric Show 2018 bigger, better

THE much anticipated 2018 Harare Agricultural Show will run from Au­gust 27 to September 1, 2018 at the Zimbabwe Agricultural Society Business Park. The Show this year will be held under the theme: "Field to Industry: Produce. Connect. Develop."  "As ZAS...