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Change farming attitudes: Acting Pres Mohadi

Acting President Kembo Mohadi The government has launched the national small grains programme in Matabeleland’s Beitbridge District. Rolling out the programme under the Presidential Inputs Scheme, Acting President Kembo Mohadi called for changes in farming attitudes and practices. Cde Mohadi told...

Byo Kraal Irrigation Project set for massive expansion

Government has announced plans to expand Bulawayo Kraal Irrigation Project in Binga to 15 000 hectares with an estimated maize output of around 150 metric tonnes per annum in a bid to create more jobs and create export-led...

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...

GZU trains sugar cane farmers

Experts in sugarcane farming say smallholder farmers have potential to contribute significantly to the country’s sugarcane yield but need requisite training to increase productivity. As sugarcane farmers move towards increasing the cane yield to 120 tonnes per hectare by...

Piggery projects for Chipinge South schools

The Chipinge South legislator has embarked on an ambitious piggery project to support all schools in his constituency as part of schools’ fundraising initiatives. Having started a viable piggery project at his farm in Middle Sabi, Honorable Porusingazi has...

Presidential Free Cotton Inputs Scheme hailed

Women in cotton farming in Chiredzi have applauded the Presidential Free Cotton Inputs Scheme saying they are already reaping benefits with some venturing into small projects supported by cotton farming. Women continue to play an important role in cotton...

Nyamandlovu villagers geared for commercial farming projects

Preparations for ward 19 villagers’ to undertake a commercial farming project in Nyamandlovu district in line with President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s call to promote investment are at an advanced stage. Farmers in Nyamandlovu said they are fully geared to partner...

Agric equipment suppliers embrace modernisation agenda

The agricultural equipment suppliers in the country say they are ready to play their part on the modernisation agenda of the Zimbabwean economy through agriculture. Agriculture world over has gone scientific throughout the value chain from planting to harvesting...

ILLEGAL grain buyers continue to fleece farmers in Makonde District by buying their produce...

ILLEGAL grain buyers continue to fleece farmers in Makonde District by buying their produce for cash at far below the gazetted price of grain. Middlemen have continued to flock to areas such as Mhangura, Alaska, Chihwiti and Doma targeting farmers...

Govt launches Bean Compact Programme

The government has launched the Bean Compact Programme aimed at promoting high iron beans, enhance nutrition and food security in line with the National Food Fortification Policy. The launch of the Bean Compact Programme was done by the Permanent...

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