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Calls for increased productivity in farms

The ruling Zanu PF party is on a drive to promote productivity in farms within Manicaland province with special focus on capacitating the youth to take the leading role in spurring economic growth. In an interview on the sidelines...

‘Zim can double milk production in five years’

Dairy farmers in Manicaland are optimistic that Zimbabwe can double milk production in the next five years and reduce the national supply gap of about 65 million litres per day if the sector continues to enjoy support to...

Sunflower production presents silver lining for farmers

Zimbabwe’s quest to unlock the $2 billion potential in sunflower and groundnut production took a massive stride following the official launch of the project to 300 small holder farmers in Gokwe. Ennet Gosha is among the small holder farmers...

Youths taking farming seriously | ZBC News Online

Young people are taking farming seriously by contributing to the country’s agricultural output which is traditionally known as the old man’s profession. Many young people aspire to nurture their careers towards white collar profession and usually consider farming as...

Prioritise increasing yields, farmers urged

Farmers, including those in maize production, have been urged to concentrate on increasing yields to boost agricultural production which provides upstream and downstream benefits to the economy. One of the country’s top seed manufacturing companies, Seedco Zimbabwe, is incentivising...

Tobacco farmers appeal for forex

Tobacco farmers are appealing to government to avail part of the proceeds in foreign currency for the sector to maximise production and output of the golden leaf, as the planting season already underway. Despite having received at least $70 million...

Mat South farmers appeal for combine harvesters

Farmers at Valley Irrigation Scheme in Kezi have appealed to the government to assist them with combine harvesters amid fears that impending rains will destroy their 50 hectares of the winter wheat crop. The chairperson of Valley Irrigation Scheme...

Adopt modern macadamia seed varieties, Zim urged

Macadamia farming experts say Zimbabwe has the capacity to lip frog other macadamia farming countries if it increases its hectares and adopts modern macadamia seed varieties that produce more quality nuts. Zimbabwe is the sixth leading exporter of macadamia...

Zim’s agriculture mechanisation lagging behind

Zimbabwe’s agriculture sector is negatively affected by a huge deficit of critical farm implements including tractors and combine harvesters and concerted efforts are required to revive the agricultural sector. While concerted efforts are being made by government to revive...

Zero hunger by 2030 within reach: Govt

The government has expressed confidence in the various policies that it has put to achieve food security and nutrition saying the goal towards zero hunger by 2030 is within reach. This came out during belated national commemoration of World...