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Cotton makes a comeback

Zimbabwe’s cotton deliveries have reached 100 000 tonnes – surpassing last year’s national output of 74 000 tonnes, The Cotton Company of Zimbabwe has said. At its peak in 2013, the country produced 352 000 tonnes of cotton, but plummeted...

Disease identification app can boost food security

A team of researchers that has developed an app which will allow small-scale farmers in Africa to identify cassava diseases has won a US$100 000 (R1,4 million) grant to expand the tool for use on other root, tuber and...

Early Warning Systems Network (FEWSNET) has warned that there is an increased probability of...

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWSNET) has warned that there is an increased probability of drought inducing El Niño weather conditions recurring in southern Africa including Zimbabwe during the upcoming 2018/2019 agricultural season. During the 2015/2016 period, the region...

New sugar bean variety cultivar NUA674 could save zimbabwe up to $USD 120 k...

Zimbabwe continues to shine in the field of agricultural research, with local plant breeders coming up new improved bean varieties that can enhance productivity and the country’s overall food security. One such centre which has been at the forefront...
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Weed-killing AI robot the future & pesticide disruption

Smart weed-killing robots are here to disrupt the pesticide industry https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lw4p31gtX60 A slew of AI weed killers are on the horizon and have the potential to disrupt the multibillion dollar pesticides business. Among them is Swiss-company ecoRobotix and its weed-killing robot. It's...

Most peri-urban farmers are producing low-grade tobacco due to water pollution by local authorities

Freedom Mupanedemo Midlands Bureau Most peri-urban farmers are producing low-grade tobacco due to water pollution by local authorities and industries, Lands, Agriculture and Rural Resettlement Minister Air Chief Marshal Perrance Shiri (Retired) has said. In an interview during his visit to...

Zim Govt legalises mbanje farming-and the statutory requirements for

Abigail Mawonde Herald Correspondent Government has legalised the production of cannabis (mbanje or dagga) for medicinal or scientific purposes. This was announced by Health and Child Care Minister Dr David Parirenyatwa in a Government Gazette yesterday under Statutory Instrument 62...

Black tomatoes. Have you seen them before?

Black tomatoes. Have you seen them before? It delivers a complex flavor that is succulent, sweet, and slightly tart. And no, the tone is not due to genetically modified whatsoever. Looking at the black tomatoes , also known as...

Yes purple bananas

initially i thought maybe these photoshop guys are going to far with our thots but hey , these bananas actually are common in some parts of the world Red bananas are a group of varieties of banana with reddish-purple skin. Some are smaller and plumper...

List of fast maturing crops for quick return farming

Rugare This is a very fast maturing kale and after seeding you should begin harvesting your in 5- 6 weeks. However African Kale does not respond well to transplanting most of us use suckers which really do well. Thin...

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