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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...

Govt rolls out climate change workshops

GOVERNMENT has launched a series of capacity building workshops in two of the country’s 10 provinces to equip provincial heads in development and environmental issues to do with climate change adaptation strategies. The Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Water, Climate and...

Matabeleland South province Farmers undergo an intensive 10-day agro-ecology training

Farmers at Amazon and Mosenthals community irrigation schemes in Insiza District, Matabeleland South province, have undergone an intensive 10-day agro-ecology training that was designed to support their food sovereignty, while reducing their dependence on costly and difficult-to-access chemical inputs. The...

Cotton farmers urged to de-stock

The Plant Quarantine Services has warned cotton farmers here to complete the de-stocking of cotton stems or risk being penalised starting nextweek. Plant health inspector in the Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Water, Climate and Rural Resettlement Mr Julius Dhliwayo told...

MORE than 80 seed suppliers and farmers converged for the third edition of the...

MORE than 80 seed suppliers and farmers on Tuesday converged on Nyanyadzi for the third edition of the Chimanimbeu Seed Market Day, which was organised by Towards Sustainable Use of Resources Organisation (Tsuro). Seeds for drought-resistant crops such as sorghum,...

Tobbacco Research board issues TOBBACCO-APHID Alert attacking Seedbed

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LIFE Brand Agricultural Services has launched a castor bean growing programme

LIFE Brand Agricultural Services has launched a castor bean growing programme as part of measures to boost agricultural production in the country with a bias on exports. Castor seed is used to extract castor oil, which has high economic value...

(CIMMYT) director-general discusses with Munangagwa on ways of enhancing agricultural productivity in the face...

President Mnangagwa welcomes International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre director general Dr Martin Kropff at Munhumutapa Offices in Harare yesterday.-(Picture by Tawanda Mudimu) Felex Share Senior Reporter President Mnangagwa yesterday met International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT) director-general Dr Martin...

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...

Sable Chemicals warns of fertiliser crisis

SABLE Chemicals Industries (Sable), Zimbabwe’s only manufacturer of ammonium nitrate (AN), says it will only be able to meet just about 38% of national demand this year. AN is a top-dressing fertiliser used to boost yields. In an email interview with...