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farmers There is a looming drought season ahead !

IT’S that time of the year once again when I bring in bad news and start warning my fellow small-scale farmers. Forewarned is forearmed. There is a looming drought season ahead and as at now everything else is pointing...

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...

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...

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...

New maize hybrid varieties availed

The 2018-19 agriculture season has received a major boost following the launch of new maize hybrid varieties which are drought tolerant in a development expected to enhance food security in the face of the El Nino induced drought this...

No hunger threat yet: Govt

DEPUTY Lands and Agriculture minister Vangelis Peter Haritatos has assured the nation that there were no threat of hunger despite wheat and soyabeans shortages as the country had sufficient grain reserves. BY VENERANDA LANGA Lands and Agriculture deputy minister Vangelis Peter...