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...

Nespresso launches Zim coffee on international market

By Staff Reporter NESPRESSO has unveiled on the international market a Zimbabwean coffee “Tamuka mu Zimbabwe” anchored on local small holder farmers based in the eastern highlands.The launch of the coffee is expected to contribute to the revival of...

Chimwe Chegato Irrigation Scheme resumes operations

The 64 hectare Chimwe Chegato Irrigation Scheme is enhancing food security in Mberengwa after resuming operations. The scheme suspended operations last year following a fallout with service providers over a $92 000 ballooning debt. The irrigation scheme had to halt...

Govt promotes wildlife-based land reform

Farmers in wildlife areas have an opportunity to restock, thanks to the Command Wildlife Programme which enables them to access wild animals and venture into the lucrative game farming industry that has rich pickings through safari hunting. Wildlife management...

Livestock farmers to receive animals for stocking, restocking

Farmers in wildlife areas have an opportunity to restock, thanks to the Command Livestock programme which enables them to access wild animals and venture into the lucrative game farming industry that has rich pickings through safari hunting. Wildlife management...

Avail new high-yielding cotton seed varieties, govt urged

Cotton farmers in the Lowveld have called upon responsible authorities to ensure availability of new high-yielding seed varieties that suit current climatic conditions so as to boost national output. Climate change is real as it continues to affect agricultural...

WFP to feed 15k Chipinge households affected by Cyclone Idai

By Staff Reporter THE World Food Programme (WFP) in Zimbabwe will provide food to over 15 000 households in Chipinge one of the districts hard hit by cyclone Idai. Provision of food to the Chipinge households through the WFP according...

The Role of ARDA in Zimbabwe’s Agricultural Sector

AGRICULTURAL Rural Development Authority (ARDA) is a state owned enterprise under the Ministry of Agriculture Mechanization and Irrigation Development that is responsible for spearheading the advancement of agricultural production and rural development. Its mandate is derieved from the ARDA...

3 tier pricing for bread under consideration

By Ndafadza Madanha PLAYERS in the wheat value chain are proposing a three tier system for the pricing of a loaf of bread.If adopted the system will see bread graded into three categories namely low, standard and premium. Proponents of...

The Role of DFID in Zimbabwe’s Agricultural Sector

THE United Kingdom through the Department for International Development (DFID) has supported agriculture sector in Zimbabwe with a view of reducing poverty in rural areas. The DFID’s perspective is grounded in the recognition that agricultural production depends on and...

Physically challenged Zhombe couple thrives in farming

A physically challenged Zhombe couple has become the envy of their community after it came first in a farming competition held in the area in a case that justifies the old adage that ‘disability does not mean inability’. Now...