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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...

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...

FAO is training its facilitators to capacitate farmers on how to control the spread...

THE Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) is training its facilitators to capacitate farmers on how to control the spread of fall armyworm and other pests that have caused massive crop damage in farmlands. Farm Field School (FFS) is a project...

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...

‘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...

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...