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government will scale back its participation in the specialised farmer support programme command agriculture...

FINANCE minister Mthuli Ncube says government will scale back its participation in the specialised farmer support programme command agriculture and rope in the private sector to provide financing as Treasury seeks to cut back spending on costly subsidies Under the...

Light showers, warmer temperatures this week

In its latest weather update, the Meteorological Services Department (MSD) says the country should expect light rainfall showers and warmer temperatures this week. MSD forecaster James Ngoma said Matabeleland North, northern areas of the Midlands, Bulawayo and Harare metropolitan, Manicaland...

Shocking rot at GMB exposed

The Grain Marketing Board (GMB) has been exposed for lacking basic corporate governance procedures after the parastatal admitted to disposing a consignment of 60 000 metric tonnes of maize imported from Mexico to stockfeed producers cherry picked by the...

Grain Marketing Board (GMB) management was grilled by Parliament

he Grain Marketing Board (GMB) management was grilled by Parliament yesterday for failing to follow correct procedures when disposing of property and under-grade grain. The parastatal’s management appeared before the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Lands, Agriculture, Water, Climate and Rural...

today’s inspirational farming pic

Youths at the forefront of food security through vegetable production. Tomato transplanting in open field with poly mulch#soil-water conservation  

Govt speaks on fuel situation

Government has attributed the fuel stock-outs witnessed in the last two days at some service stations in Harare to delays in foreign currency allocations. Energy and Power Development Minister Dr Joram Gumbo yesterday maintained that the country had enough fuel...

Met Dept warns of violent storms

THE Meteorological Services Department has said there is a high possibility of violent thunderstorms countrywide with excess of 20 millimetres in 24 hours, from yesterday to today. In a statement yesterday, the MSD said a cloud band started entering Zimbabwe...

Desperate Farmers Sell Cattle For $50 As January Disease Ravages

Farmers in Hwedza are reported to be selling their cattle for as little as $50 to $60 per beast to unsuspecting buyers as the farmers try to escape the effects of January disease. The disease which is also known...

farmers There is a looming drought season ahead !

IT’S that time of the year once again when I bring in bad news and start warning my fellow small-scale farmers. Forewarned is forearmed. There is a looming drought season ahead and as at now everything else is pointing...

Millers, manufacturers engage over new prices

Millers, manufacturers engage over new prices HARARE – Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (Gmaz) has given producers of packaging materials up to the end of the week to come up with a reasonable pricing that will be fair to both consumers and...