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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...

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...

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...

Fertiliser shortage looms- CFU says lack of foreign currency currently affecting the production of...

HARARE - The Commercial Farmers Union (CFU) says lack of foreign currency currently affecting the production of fertiliser at Sables Chemicals may result in serious shortages of fertiliser during the 2018/19 agricultural season. Last year, government allocated $130 million to the...

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"  

maize seed producers to hike prices

Government yesterday said there is no reason for maize seed producers to hike prices, and it will take measures to protect farmers against the unwarranted behaviour by the manufacturers. Industry and Commerce Minister Mangaliso Ndlovu said there was no justification...

Combine harvester shortage hits farmers for winter wheat harvesting

FARMERS in Mashonaland West province are racing against time to harvest their winter wheat crop ahead of the onset of the rainy season amid a critical shortage of harvesting equipment. The situation has been compounded by the rising cost of...

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