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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...

farmers , Today is world egg day

World Egg Day is celebrated every year on the second Friday in October and was first celebrated in 1996. Since then, people around the world have continued to celebrate eggs as an excellent, affordable source of high quality protein...

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...

colds affect Goats

POOR husbandry practices and cold weather in some of Manicaland’s rural and high veld areas have negatively affected efforts to increase goat production in the province, an official has said. This was revealed by director livestock and pastures research...

Important facts about Rabbits and Rabbit meat 

Important facts about Rabbits and Rabbit meat 1. Rabbits grow fast especially if fed well reaching maturity at 5 months and slaughter weight at 3 months. 2. They require less land (space) with diminishing land size; therefore can be kept at...

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...

Why do fruits crack? Read about a challenging problem of fruit industry

Introduction A disorder where fruit surface cracks mainly due to heavy irrigation or rain after long dry spell. This may occur due to varietal characters, orchard soil management, inappropriate levels of water at maturity stage, light, temperature and...

Scientists race to find a cure for a devastating fungus that threatens to wipe...

Scientists in developing countries are scrambling to find a cure for a devastating fungus that threatens to wipe out the global banana trade and plunge millions of farmers into poverty. Around the world, banana farmers are fighting a losing...

Pests and diseases of an avocado tree that you should be aware of before...

Root rots – Root rots generally appear in areas with poor drainage or in trees that are chronically over watered. If conditions can be improved, the tree may be able to be saved. Sometimes, digging around the tree...