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ZIM’s livestock farmers have warned of a difficult season due to poor rainfall, acute...

ZIMBABWE’s livestock farmers have warned of a difficult season due to poor rainfall, acute veterinary vaccine shortages and stockfeed, among other pressing challenges. BY MTHANDAZO NYONI Forecasts have suggested that the...

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...

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...

Govt speaks on fuel situation

Government has attributed the fuel stock-outs witnessed in the last two days at some service stations in Harare to delays in foreign currency allocations. Energy and Power Development Minister Dr Joram Gumbo yesterday maintained that the country had enough fuel...

Millers, manufacturers engage over new prices

Millers, manufacturers engage over new prices HARARE – Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (Gmaz) has given producers of packaging materials up to the end of the week to come up with a reasonable pricing that will be fair to both consumers and...

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...

Calls for increased productivity in farms

The ruling Zanu PF party is on a drive to promote productivity in farms within Manicaland province with special focus on capacitating the youth to take the leading role in spurring economic growth. In an interview on the sidelines...

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...

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