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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...

THE Grain Millers’ Association of Zimbabwe has suspended with immediate effect supply of bread...

THE Grain Millers’ Association of Zimbabwe has suspended with immediate effect supply of bread and self-raising flour to biscuit and confectionery baking entities to prioritise major bread bakers. The suspension will be reviewed after 14 days when local and imported...

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...

Maize deliveries to GMB close to one million tonnes

FARMERS have so far delivered more than 1 million tonnes of maize to the Strategic Grain Reserves at the Grain Marketing Board with more deliveries expected until the end of October. Mashonaland West province, which is the major producer of...

ILLEGAL grain buyers continue to fleece farmers in Makonde District by buying their produce...

ILLEGAL grain buyers continue to fleece farmers in Makonde District by buying their produce for cash at far below the gazetted price of grain. Middlemen have continued to flock to areas such as Mhangura, Alaska, Chihwiti and Doma targeting farmers...