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...

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...

Mat South farmers appeal for combine harvesters

Farmers at Valley Irrigation Scheme in Kezi have appealed to the government to assist them with combine harvesters amid fears that impending rains will destroy their 50 hectares of the winter wheat crop. The chairperson of Valley Irrigation Scheme...

More on Agrimed – A farmers medical aid by G.M.B

THE Grain Marketing Board (GMB),medical aid society- Agrimed has expanded its staff medical scheme, Agricultural Medical Aid Society (AgriMed), to cover farmers’ medical needs. TO APPLY VISIT http://www.agrimed.co.zw/ Agrimed managing director, Jabulani Dhlakama told Southern Eye that AgriMed transformed from being an...

Adopt modern macadamia seed varieties, Zim urged

Macadamia farming experts say Zimbabwe has the capacity to lip frog other macadamia farming countries if it increases its hectares and adopts modern macadamia seed varieties that produce more quality nuts. Zimbabwe is the sixth leading exporter of macadamia...