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Cotton demand surges

Demand for Zimbabwean cotton on the international market has shot up to unprecedented levels as both the European and Asian countries respond to the Zimbabwe is open for business mantra being spearheaded by President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Dubbed the white gold,...

Farmers urged to grow small grains

Smallholder farmers in Muzarabani have been urged to grow small grains in order to ensure food security. Government continues to roll out the Presidential Inputs Scheme in all the country’s districts with farmers being urged to grow crops suitable...

Impressive foreign appetite for Harare Agric Show

Commercial and exhibitor space uptake for this year’s Harare Agricultural Show has jumped by over 20 percent and 50 percent respectively, compared to the same period last year signifying enhanced confidence by both domestic and foreign firms. The Zimbabwe...

‘Agric backbone of Zim’s economy’

President Emmerson Mnangagwa says agriculture is the backbone of the economy and the command agriculture model is meant to ensure food security. The President said this while addressing a highly subscribed Zanu PF rally at Chipadze Stadium in Bindura,...

Corteva Agriscience to revolutionise farming in Zim

Globally renowned  agriculture  firm,  Corteva  Agriscience ,  has  extended its  footprint  to Zimbabwe by launching its innovative seed technologies, crop protection and digital agriculture, that will uniquely transform yield output for local farmers. Lauded for its maize and soya...

US$15m stock feed plant commissioned

A $15 million stock feed manufacturing plant has been commissioned in Norton and is expected to breathe life in the national command livestock programme multiplier effect. Lands, Agriculture and Rural Resettlement Minister Retired Air Chief Marshal Perrance Shiri, in...

eMbare : a recently launched market place for vendors

eMbare is a recently launched market place for vendors and before I even used the app I was impressed that this thing exists. I was impressed because this is inclusive technology. Apps of this kind prove that the internet...

Zinwa Water Agreement: a must read for irrigation farmers

What is a water abstraction agreement? A water abstraction agreement is a contract that any person, entity or organisation who needs a reservation for their use of   raw water from Zinwa managed or State dams enters into with Zinwa for...

Yes purple bananas

initially i thought maybe these photoshop guys are going to far with our thots but hey , these bananas actually are common in some parts of the world Red bananas are a group of varieties of banana with reddish-purple skin. Some are smaller and plumper...
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production of Sweet potatoes  as a commercial crop in Zimbabwe

Over the years the production of Sweet potatoes (Ipomea batatas) as a commercial crop in Zimbabwe has been increasing due to its numerous advantages as compared to other root and tuber crops. The crop has minimal input requirements yet yields...