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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...

Zimbabwe needs a commodity exchange:here is why

AFRICA’s smallholder farmers have long been victim to fragmented, disorganized markets where they have had to sell their products for lower than the market price. Commodity exchanges offer more stable, more ethical trading platforms wherebyfarmers can benefit from fairer...

Looming drought threatens livestock in Mat South

In the wake of a looming drought which is threatening livestock in Matabeleland South, an appeal has been made for supplementary feeding and the intervention of government to assist with drought mitigation measures. Leaders in the province are calling...

Silo food shops now operational

GMB General Manager Rockie Mutenha (in white hat) briefs visitors to the Smart Agriculture Conference at Chaminuka Technical College in Mt Darwin last Friday on the operations of Silo food shops. Government’s initiative to cushion consumers against high prices...

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...