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Butchery operators flocking to Odzi to buy the infected cattle and carcasses for resale

A RARE tick-borne disease (atheileriosis) is killing cattle at an alarming rate in Mutare district with some unscrupulous elements reportedly selling the carcases to butchery operators at give away prices, putting the lives of unsuspecting consumers at risk. More than...

Maize meal price to go up

The price of maize meal is set to go up after the rise in the cost of fuel by over 150 percent, with grain millers saying transport costs for outside deliveries and raw materials have shot up by over...

Agrobusiness : a walk into a successfull fresh produce delivery venture in zimbabwe

For Kuda Musasiwa, a marketing consultant, growing tomatoes was supposed to be a pastime, but when he found himself struggling to secure new marketing contracts, the fallback plan became the main plan. Today the venture has gone...

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...

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...

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...

Zim receives 3 000 tonnes wheat consignment

ZIMBABWE yesterday took delivery of 3 000 tonnes of wheat, averting possible bread shortages, but millers warned that this was not enough to meet demand. The delivery is part of the 30 000 tonnes consignment paid for by the central...

Soyabeans shortage hits stockfeed sector

THE cost of soyabeans has gone up and is affecting the competitiveness of the stockfeed sector, the Stockfeed Manufacturing Association (SMA) has said. The sector is importing the crop from Zambia to meet domestic shortfall. Industrial requirement for soyabeans is currently...

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...