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Low soya output stifles edible oils industry

ZIMBABWE’S edible oils sector says it remains viable inspite of intermittent stockouts, but faces challenges related to low soya output and a persistent shortage of foreign currency to maintain optimal supply, according to an association which represents producers. BY MTHANDAZO...

kurima mari mobile app to launch soon

Kurima Mari farming app version 3 will be available for free on Google play store in just 7 days. For all your Agricultural information needs such as how to grow a particular crop or livestock value chain, marketing linkages...

2018 Harare Agricultural Show Theme : FIELD TO INDUSTRY PRODUCE.- CONNECT. DEVELOP.

The annual Harare Agricultural Show is the premier event organized by the ZAS for the national facilitation and promotion of agricultural development in Zimbabwe. Attracting more than 500 exhibitors and over 180 000people annually, the Show presents a unique...

uses of IoT Applications in Agriculture

The Internet of Things (IoT) has the capability to transform the world we live in; more-efficient industries, connected cars, and smarter cities are all components of the IoT equation. However, the application of technology like IoT in agriculture could have the...

ZIMBABWE toregister 33 percent increase in soya bean production for the 2017/2018

ZIMBABWE will register a 33 percent increase in soya bean production for the 2017/2018 season, Oil Expressers Association of Zimbabwe (OEAZ) chairman Busisa Moyo has said. “We expect the soya bean crop to be around 40 000-45 000 metric tonnes...

A brief analysis of Tobacco prices on floors this year 2018

Tobacco prices obtaining at the floors this year are better than last year with associations attributing the trend to stiff competition by buyers. Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board TIMB statistics show that the average price of $2,81 per kg as...

Zim Govt legalises mbanje farming-and the statutory requirements for

Abigail Mawonde Herald Correspondent Government has legalised the production of cannabis (mbanje or dagga) for medicinal or scientific purposes. This was announced by Health and Child Care Minister Dr David Parirenyatwa in a Government Gazette yesterday under Statutory Instrument 62...

Zinwa Water Agreement: a must read for irrigation farmers

What is a water abstraction agreement? A water abstraction agreement is a contract that any person, entity or organisation who needs a reservation for their use of   raw water from Zinwa managed or State dams enters into with Zinwa for...

Black tomatoes. Have you seen them before?

Black tomatoes. Have you seen them before? It delivers a complex flavor that is succulent, sweet, and slightly tart. And no, the tone is not due to genetically modified whatsoever. Looking at the black tomatoes , also known as...

How to force Molt a layer chicken to extend its laying lifespan :

. Increase in the laying period actually increases the profitability of the business. But, at times, several factors may shorten the laying period of a chicken. In this case, forced molting is recommended to recuperate and extend the laying...