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Light showers, warmer temperatures this week

In its latest weather update, the Meteorological Services Department (MSD) says the country should expect light rainfall showers and warmer temperatures this week. MSD forecaster James Ngoma said Matabeleland North, northern areas of the Midlands, Bulawayo and Harare metropolitan, Manicaland...

Shocking rot at GMB exposed

The Grain Marketing Board (GMB) has been exposed for lacking basic corporate governance procedures after the parastatal admitted to disposing a consignment of 60 000 metric tonnes of maize imported from Mexico to stockfeed producers cherry picked by the...

today’s inspirational farming pic

Youths at the forefront of food security through vegetable production. Tomato transplanting in open field with poly mulch#soil-water conservation  

Desperate Farmers Sell Cattle For $50 As January Disease Ravages

Farmers in Hwedza are reported to be selling their cattle for as little as $50 to $60 per beast to unsuspecting buyers as the farmers try to escape the effects of January disease. The disease which is also known...

Mobile payment deal for cotton farmers

Cotton farmers who have been struggling to access mobile payment due to lack of network in their remote areas can now access the facility after the Cotton Marketers Association and a local telecommunications company entered into a financial inclusion...

FAO is training its facilitators to capacitate farmers on how to control the spread...

THE Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) is training its facilitators to capacitate farmers on how to control the spread of fall armyworm and other pests that have caused massive crop damage in farmlands. Farm Field School (FFS) is a project...

Farmers of small grains can now exchange them for maize grain at the Grain...

Farmers of small grains can now exchange them for maize grain at the Grain Marketing Board (GMB) in line with government regulations to promote production. The development comes amid a forecast of low to below normal rainfall for the 2018/19...

SEED and fertiliser producers yesterday started reducing prices

SEED and fertiliser producers yesterday started reducing prices following Monday’s meeting with President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Briefing journalists after the Cabinet meeting yesterday, Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister Monica Mutsvangwa confirmed the meeting. “After Cabinet, the President held a follow up...

Wheat farmers demand 20 percent payment in forex

THE Zimbabwe Wheat Board is lobbying Government to pay 20 percent foreign currency on deliveries made to the Grain Marketing Board so that farmers are able to buy inputs. Citing the prevailing financial distortions in the market, wheat farmers have...