Govt grants licenses to cannabis farmers

Some international companies and local farmers that have submitted applications to be granted cannabis farming licenses have been approved and given the green light to pay the US$46 000 fees.  Medicinal cannabisZimbabwe last year became the second African...

Command agric to continue:SHIRI | Agri News Zimbabwe

By Ndafadza Madanha GOVERNMNET will not withdrawal its support for the command agriculture programme until it is satisfied that financial institutions will be able to extend the same support it has given to the sector. In a bid to tame...

Farmers urged to utilise land, water resources

Small scale farmers have been challenged to continue improving their yields in order to match those of well-established producers. The country’s agricultural sector has been seriously affected by climate change, and farmers have been challenged to fully utilise land...

Farmers encouraged to venture into berries

Zimbabwean farmers should venture into farming berries and take advantage of the existing market opportunities for the product, an industry official has said. A senior expert consultant, Kees Van’t Klooster, who recently visited the country under a long-standing memorandum of...

Call to review maize producer price as grain marketing season starts

Farmers have appealed to Government to adjust the maize producer price this marketing season to enable them to break even and to allow them to go back to the land. The grain marketing season started yesterday. Most farmers have, however, indicated...

Tobacco worth thousands reduced to ashes in Guruve

Tobacco worth an estimated US$12 000 was destroyed when fire gutted six barns at Vilvekia Farm in Guruve. More than 15 tobacco farmers are counting their losses at Vilvekia Farm in Guruve after fire destroyed six barns while...

Old Mutual Zimbabwe scales up agriculture insurance as appetite improves

Financial service giant, Old Mutual Zimbabwe Limited, says it has scaled up its weather index insurance product during the 2018/19 cropping season as the appetite for the initiative among local farmers improved in the previous season owing to...

Quality seed key to boost productivity:FAO

By Ndafadza MadanhaTHE Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) has called for the use of quality seeds in order to attain sustainable food systems and nutrition in the country and on the continent. At a time when FAO estimates the...

Long and winding queues have resurfaced at the auction floors as tobacco farmers intensify...

Long and winding queues have resurfaced at the auction floors as tobacco farmers intensify deliveries with the top quality leaf fetching highest prices at US$4.60 per kilogramme. Most tobacco farmers who have been holding on to their cash crop, owing...

Tobacco deliveries intensify, top quality leaf fetches US$4.60/kg

Long and winding queues have resurfaced at the auction floors as tobacco farmers intensify deliveries with the top quality leaf fetching highest prices at US$4.60 per kilogramme. Most tobacco farmers who have been holding on to their cash...