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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...

The government has launched the Bean Compact Programme aimed at promoting high iron beans

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 Secretary...

2018/19 farming season to expect El Nino Challenge

As the nation prepares for the 2018/19 farming season, permanent secretary in the Ministry of Environment, Water and Climate, Ambassador Grace Mutandiro, has revealed that the 2018/19 rainfall season points to an El Nino effect. In her opening remarks at...

Zinwa assure farmers it has adequate Water reserve for irrigation and domestic use

The Zimbabwe National Water Authority has assured the nation that major dams have adequate water for domestic use and irrigation despite the decline in water levels due to the high temperatures being experienced in the country. Zinwa corporate communications manager...

OVER 40 Zimbabwean and international exhibitors have registered for the country’s first international horticulture...

The horticulture industry of Zimbabwe is being revitalised to become a major foreign currency earner. OVER 40 Zimbabwean and international exhibitors have registered for the country’s first international horticulture trade fair since 2001 to be held in Harare in October. Zimbabwe...

Cotton makes a comeback

Zimbabwe’s cotton deliveries have reached 100 000 tonnes – surpassing last year’s national output of 74 000 tonnes, The Cotton Company of Zimbabwe has said. At its peak in 2013, the country produced 352 000 tonnes of cotton, but plummeted...

Disease identification app can boost food security

A team of researchers that has developed an app which will allow small-scale farmers in Africa to identify cassava diseases has won a US$100 000 (R1,4 million) grant to expand the tool for use on other root, tuber and...

Early Warning Systems Network (FEWSNET) has warned that there is an increased probability of...

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWSNET) has warned that there is an increased probability of drought inducing El Niño weather conditions recurring in southern Africa including Zimbabwe during the upcoming 2018/2019 agricultural season. During the 2015/2016 period, the region...

New sugar bean variety cultivar NUA674 could save zimbabwe up to $USD 120 k...

Zimbabwe continues to shine in the field of agricultural research, with local plant breeders coming up new improved bean varieties that can enhance productivity and the country’s overall food security. One such centre which has been at the forefront...

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