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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...

cattle rustlers hit matebeleland

POLICE in Matabeleland South have launched a manhunt for suspected cattle rustlers who stole and slaughtered three cattle valued at $2 300 in the bush. Police said the cattle were stolen between 17 and 19 March  at Siphapha Village, Esigodini. The...

Govt launches advanced cattle reproductive technologies

Government has launched the biotechnology and advanced cattle reproductive technologies programme being implemented by the Chinhoyi University of Technology (CUT). The programme’s main objective is to help in the national livestock restocking agenda following the depletion of the cattle herd...

Tobacco farming on the rise in Rushinga

  Tobacco farming in Rushinga has surged to 517 hectares in the 2018-19 season from a previous hectarage of 218, a positive response to government calls to embrace dry land farming. Government records as at December 2019, show that 168 735 farmers had...

Command Livestock changing lives in Mat South

Seven hundred and eleven cows distributed to farmers in Matabeleland South under the Command Livestock Programme have calved while some ranchers have indicated that their heifers are in a calf stage.   It’s been one year since the launch...

2019 Tobacco selling season kicks off at US$4.50 per kg

THE 2019 tobacco selling season kicked off in Harare Wednesday, with the highest selling price standing at US$4.50 per kilogramme, down from US$4.90 recorded on a similar day last year. Speaking to NewZimbabwe.com Business Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board corporate communications manager,...

Boka Auction Floors seeks exemption from 2% tax

Boka Auction Floors Zimbabwe has approached Finance minister Mthuli Ncube, requesting government to exempt them from paying the intermediated money transfer tax (IMMT) as it is eating into their revenues, the company’s MD Chido Nyakudya has said. Nyakudya said the...

Chaos at tobacco auction floors 2019

  Tobacco sales floor Tobacco farmers have withdrawn 98 percent of their tobacco auctioned on the first day of the opening floors yesterday (Wednesday) as they protest against poor prices being offered by merchants. Confusion and disgruntlement have rocked the auction floors...

Mapanzure tobacco farmer in milestone achievement

Soils in Zvishavane’s Mapanzure area have proved to be viable for tobacco farming as one farmer from the area has experienced a milestone achievement. Having started off tobacco farming in Mutare, the farmer has become a marvel in the area, making local farmers...

SEEDCO launches high yielding climate smart maize varieties

By Ndafadza Madanha IN the wake of changing climatic conditions in Zimbabwe and beyond seed breeder Seedco will launch climate smart and high yield maize varieties next week. Speaking on the sidelines of a field day held in Zvimba East...

RBZ reneges on US$ payments to tobacco farmers

ZIMBABWE’S 2019 tobacco marketing season commenced yesterday with the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) reneging on its earlier commitment to pay farmers 50% of their sale proceeds in foreign currency. The golden leaf is the country’s second largest foreign currency-earning...