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thoughts on an imminent drought in africa-zim

“The probability of a repeat of the 2016 drought is increasing daily- Some of the scenarios we are facing, looks even grimmer than the previous drought. The financial position of most farming units in the production area are...

How Droughts Dominate Africa’s Risk Environment

FINDINGS Interesting findings More than 60 percent of households report sudden losses in income and assets.Weather shocks are very common, but price risk is just as prevalent. Death and...

farmer shares his small scale value addition farming venture -inspiring

farmer shares his small scale value addition farming venture on carrot production, Courage Muramba shares on facebook " My carrot farming &value addition program @ home"  

Price madness Chaos hits Zim agric sector

The price increase madness obtaining throughout the country could reverse recent gains made in the agricultural sector, farmers have warned. The warning comes at a time when the country has made remarkable strides towards regaining self-sufficiency in agricultural production since...

Be innovative, farmers urged

Localised innovative strategies that can expand new markets regionally and internationally must be the guiding principle for both private and public stakeholders in agriculture. Midlands Provincial Affairs Minister, Cde Larry Mavhima made the call during the 78th annual Farmers Union Congress...

Goat Vendors On the Increase

A goat is domesticated animal in many rural areas basically for meat and rituals by different societies but this animal has been for years being traded by some goat vendors in Harare along Kirkman and Tynwald Drive while mingled...

Application fee for production of cannabis cut down from the previous $50 000 to...

GOVERNMENT has gazetted Statutory Instrument (SI 178/2018) to facilitate amendment of the Dangerous Drugs (Production of Cannabis for Medicinal and Scientific Use) SI 62/2018 by cutting the application fee for production of cannabis from the previous $50 000 to...

Egg Production Volumes drops by 12%

In the report, chairperson Solomon Zawe revealed that the total egg production in the second quarter of the year was nine million dozens, 12% down from the 10,2 million recorded in the same period last year. Output by large-scale producers...

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...