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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...

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...

Tobacco farmers here have started transplanting tobacco seedlings from the seedbed

Tobacco farmers here have started transplanting tobacco seedlings from the seedbed to the field under irrigation. Midlands Provincial crop and livestock officer Mrs Madeliner Magwenzi said farmers with irrigation facilities mainly in Gweru and Kwekwe districts have undergone thorough training...

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...

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...

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,...

Govt secures 600 000 foot and mouth doses

THE Government has secured 600 000 doses for Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) and has also started re-erecting game fences at Gonarezhou separating susceptible animal population from wild buffalo to curb the spread of the disease. Authorities have expressed concern...

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...