Top young farmers honored | Agri News Zimbabwe

By Staff ReporterSEVERAL young farmers were honored by the Ministry of Lands, Agriculture,Water,Climate and Rural Resettlement for their outstanding exploits in the agricultural sector. Guest of honor at the awards ceremony Government Parliamentary Chief Whip Pupurai Togarepi encouraged the...

Lack of funding a threat to dairy farming

Lack of funding for dairy farming has been singled out as a major threat to milk production whose current levels are half the national demand. Milk production levels currently stand at 75 million litres per year against a national...

Mwenezi farmers desperate for livestock supplementary feeding

The erratic rainfall patterns experienced in Mwenezi during the 2018/2019 summer cropping season has adversely affected livestock with farmers now desperate for supplementary feeding.  Mwenezi district carries the bulk of Masvingo’s cattle herd. The issue of lack of pastures was...

Klein Karoo & Old Mutual launch drought insurance cover

By Staff ReporterONE of the country’s leading seed breeders Klein Karoo (K2) has provided a replanting guarantee through insurance giant Old Mutual for farmers who purchase its seed. Under the seed replanting guarantee dry land farmers in the event...

Farmers welcome new cotton producer prices

Cotton farmers in UMP have welcomed the new cotton producer prices announced by the government this week. The new cotton producer prices of RTGS$1 950 per tonne announced by the government mark the return of the white gold and...

All set for top young farmers awards

By Staff Reporter THE Youth in Agriculture Unit under the Ministry of Lands, Agriculture,Water,Climate and Rural Resettlement says all is set for the awards ceremony tomorrow to recognize the top 50 young farmers in the country under its branding...

Youth in Agric livelihoods project launched

By Staff Reporter THE ministry of Lands, Agriculture,Water, Climate And Rural Resettlement through its youth desk recently launched the the“10 HA PLOT PER DISTRICT PROGRAM”and Sustainable Livelihoods Projects for the youths in agriculture Mutata Business Centre,(U.M.P),Mashonaland East Province. In a...

Mixed reaction to new producer prices

  By Ndafadza Madanha MIXED reactions have characterized the new producer prices for various crops announced by government yesterday. Government set the producer price for maize & small grains at RTGS$726 per metric tonne, soyabean RTGS$918 and cotton RTGS$1950. Further government approved...

Livestock farmers in Beitbridge living on the edge

Livestock farmers in the outlying areas of Beitbridge are calling for interventions through subsidized stockfeeds if they are to save their herds this year. This follows the double tragedy of water shortage and depleting pastures which are getting worse into...

Tobacco prices firm up to US$5/kg

Tobacco prices continue to firm with contract sales fetching over US$5 per kg, while the highest auction price was US$4 per kg during today (Monday)’s trading. This comes as the 2019 tobacco marketing season entered fourth week today with...