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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...

(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...

Crops don’t need rain. They need water to grow

Crops don't need rain. They need water to grow. #HowWillYouLead in your community in order to change the dependence on rain-fed Agriculture?

early maturity and drought-resistant crop varieties and small grains Encouraged

Farmers in the Midlands Province have been urged to focus on early maturity drought-resistant crop varieties and small grains to improve their yields as the country prepares for erratic rainfall in the 2018/ 2019 summer cropping season. In an interview,...

GOVERNMENT has come up with a major strategy to minimise the effects of erratic...

GOVERNMENT has come up with a major strategy to minimise the effects of erratic rains expected in the 2018/19 agricultural season, Lands, Agriculture and Rural Resettlement Minister Perrance Shiri said yesterday. The grand plan, he said, includes expediting installation of...

whole of SOUTHERN Africa is expected to receive erratic rainfall in the 2018/19 agricultural...

SOUTHERN Africa is expected to receive erratic rainfall in the 2018/19 agricultural season, according to the latest outlook produced by regional climate experts who predict that seasonal rainfall will be “normal to below-normal” across most of the region, except...

Insects may devour more vital crops as Earth heats up

A new study warns that insects may devour more crops as the planet heats up, potentially increasing their consumption of popular grains by as much as 25-percent. The increase would result from higher temperatures, which boosts insect energy demand...

Domino-effect could push Earth towards a ‘hothouse’ climate

Even if greenhouse gas emissions are reduced, there is a risk that global warming could trigger other processes which could push the Earth System irreversibly towards a “hothouse” climate, an international team of scientists has warned. The study, published...

warnings provided by both our local and regional weather experts recently are quite clear...

The warnings provided by both our local and regional weather experts recently are quite clear. We can either take them seriously and turn around or find out the hard way with serious implications on our national budgetary processes. Elsewhere, in...

Met Department announces Normal to below normal rainfall forecast for Zimbabwe

ZIMBABWE is expected to receive normal rains with a bias towards below normal throughout the 2018/19 season, Government has announced. The Meteorological Services Department said this implies the country will receive erratic rains during the 2018/19 season. Presenting the 2018/19...

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