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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...

France Becomes The First Country To Ban All Five Pesticides Linked To Bee Deaths

In May 2018 the EU banned three of the significant pesticides implicated in the collapse of bee populations. Clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam are now prohibited for use on crops However France has gone a step further and set the high...

Trump Signs the Farm Bill Making Dog and Cat Meat Illegal in the United...

Groundbreaking victory for animals in the United States and across the world, the “Dog and Cat Meat Prohibition Act” was signed into law by President Trump as a provision of the Farm Bill. The bill was spearheaded and sponsored...

Midlands FARMERS here have started replanting for the third time after the province received...

FARMERS here have started replanting for the third time after the province received significant rains late last week. The Midlands Province has been receiving erratic rains since the start of the 2018-19 farming season which has seen crops wilting. Midlands Provincial...

Matabeleland runs out of rabies vaccines

MATABELELAND region has been hard hit by a shortage of rabies vaccines amid reports that most cases of dog bites in the region were by canines that had not been vaccinated, putting people’s lives at risk. Matabeleland South provincial medical...
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the future of farming – see a conceptual future farm

How technology will influence the farms of the future- (Video)   As technology develops, it's only natural that the sector will change and adapt. Its within that context that research carried out at institutions such as Harper Adams University is becoming...

Government launches a national land policy review programme which seeks to align the home...

The government has launched a national land policy review programme which seeks to align the home grown agrarian reforms with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the African Union Framework Agenda 2063. Launching the land policy review in...

42-year-old record of heavy rainfall received within a day has been broken and predicted...

The Meteorological Services Department (MSD) has said a 42-year-old record of heavy rainfall received within a day has been broken and predicted heavy rains that may uproot trees and leave a trail of destruction today and tomorrow. In its daily...

Fall armyworm outbreak hits Midlands Province

The Midlands Province has been hit by an outbreak of fall armyworm, compounding the woes of farmers whose crops were now beginning to wilt due to prolonged dry spell. The fall armyworm has reportedly affected the entire province, including...