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Cotton farmers ready to plant

Most farmers who received free cotton inputs countrywide have intensified land tillage and are ready to plant their white gold as soon as the rains fall after the Cotton Company availed three tractors to Muzarabani Business Unit. The Presidential...

Zim targets US$200m from horticulture

Zimbabwe is targeting to generate US$200 million annually through a cut-flower revitalisation programme which has a ready market in Europe. The cut-flower revitalisation project will entail expansion of the horticulture programme by 1000 hectares with a potential revenue of...

‘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,...

Zim’s coffee production bound for major boom

Zimbabwe’s coffee production sector is bound for a major boom following an interest by global coffee processor Nespresso for a long-term investment plan to revive the country’s coffee industry and stimulate the rural economy. A huge boost for the...

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...

interesting ways to improve broiler feeding efficiency to achieve max possible weight/age

Most measures to improve this useful index of productivity are by balancing the ratio between energy and amino acids, and (or) by improving nutrient digestibility by a number of different means. But, the feed efficiency rate can be...

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...

Conservation agriculture key to boosting food security

Implementation of conservative methods of farming and planting of drought resistant crops is said to be key in boosting food security in Zimbabwe. This comes as the Meteorological Services Department (MSD) predicts normal to below normal rainfall pattern for...

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...