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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"  

‘Zim can double milk production in five years’

Dairy farmers in Manicaland are optimistic that Zimbabwe can double milk production in the next five years and reduce the national supply gap of about 65 million litres per day if the sector continues to enjoy support to...

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...

Sunflower production presents silver lining for farmers

Zimbabwe’s quest to unlock the $2 billion potential in sunflower and groundnut production took a massive stride following the official launch of the project to 300 small holder farmers in Gokwe. Ennet Gosha is among the small holder farmers...

Youths taking farming seriously | ZBC News Online

Young people are taking farming seriously by contributing to the country’s agricultural output which is traditionally known as the old man’s profession. Many young people aspire to nurture their careers towards white collar profession and usually consider farming as...

Prioritise increasing yields, farmers urged

Farmers, including those in maize production, have been urged to concentrate on increasing yields to boost agricultural production which provides upstream and downstream benefits to the economy. One of the country’s top seed manufacturing companies, Seedco Zimbabwe, is incentivising...

Tobacco farmers appeal for forex

Tobacco farmers are appealing to government to avail part of the proceeds in foreign currency for the sector to maximise production and output of the golden leaf, as the planting season already underway. Despite having received at least $70 million...

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