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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’s agriculture mechanisation lagging behind

Zimbabwe’s agriculture sector is negatively affected by a huge deficit of critical farm implements including tractors and combine harvesters and concerted efforts are required to revive the agricultural sector. While concerted efforts are being made by government to revive...

Zero hunger by 2030 within reach: Govt

The government has expressed confidence in the various policies that it has put to achieve food security and nutrition saying the goal towards zero hunger by 2030 is within reach. This came out during belated national commemoration of World...

GMB introduces medical aid for farmers

The Grain Marketing Board (GMB) has introduced a medical aid scheme for farmers to ensure their well-being given their strategic importance to the nation. The parastatal’s corporate communications officer Mr Joseph Katete yesterday confirmed that his organisation now had a...

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...

Wheat harvesting commences | ZBC News Online

Wheat shortages which hit the country over the past weeks and scarce supply of bread in some shops will soon come to an end as harvesting of the cereal crop is now in full throttle in different parts...

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...

Sable misses H1 target, warns of fertiliser shortages

ZIMBABWE’S sole ammonium nitrate (AN) fertiliser manufacturer, Sable Chemicals (Sable), says it missed its first half production target by 52 percent after producing 34 000 tonnes against an expected 65 000 tonnes due to foreign currency rationing.  Allen Manhanga, the...

NatFoods profit margins hit by inflation

NATIONAL Foods Holdings (NatFoods) says its profit margins suffered after it failed to raise prices in line with inflation developments in Zimbabwe. In the face of considerable inflation developments in the country over the past two years, the group says...

Agric experts embrace sunflower, groundnut seed programme

Agricultural experts are geared towards optimum revitalisation of sunflower and groundnut production as Zimbabwe targets to enhance production that will translate to substantial earnings through exports. Zimbabwe has embarked on an ambitious programme to revive its sunflower and groundnut...

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