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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...

Mobile payment deal for cotton farmers

Cotton farmers who have been struggling to access mobile payment due to lack of network in their remote areas can now access the facility after the Cotton Marketers Association and a local telecommunications company entered into a financial inclusion...

Calls for increased productivity in farms

The ruling Zanu PF party is on a drive to promote productivity in farms within Manicaland province with special focus on capacitating the youth to take the leading role in spurring economic growth. In an interview on the sidelines...

FAO is training its facilitators to capacitate farmers on how to control the spread...

THE Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) is training its facilitators to capacitate farmers on how to control the spread of fall armyworm and other pests that have caused massive crop damage in farmlands. Farm Field School (FFS) is a project...

Farmers of small grains can now exchange them for maize grain at the Grain...

Farmers of small grains can now exchange them for maize grain at the Grain Marketing Board (GMB) in line with government regulations to promote production. The development comes amid a forecast of low to below normal rainfall for the 2018/19...

SEED and fertiliser producers yesterday started reducing prices

SEED and fertiliser producers yesterday started reducing prices following Monday’s meeting with President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Briefing journalists after the Cabinet meeting yesterday, Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister Monica Mutsvangwa confirmed the meeting. “After Cabinet, the President held a follow up...

Wheat farmers demand 20 percent payment in forex

THE Zimbabwe Wheat Board is lobbying Government to pay 20 percent foreign currency on deliveries made to the Grain Marketing Board so that farmers are able to buy inputs. Citing the prevailing financial distortions in the market, wheat farmers have...

Fertiliser shortage looms- CFU says lack of foreign currency currently affecting the production of...

HARARE - The Commercial Farmers Union (CFU) says lack of foreign currency currently affecting the production of fertiliser at Sables Chemicals may result in serious shortages of fertiliser during the 2018/19 agricultural season. Last year, government allocated $130 million to the...