Nigeria set to overtake SA as largest maize producer in sub-Saharan Africa – economist

Nigeria is poised to overtake South Africa and become the largest maize producer in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) in the 2018/19 production season, according to Wandile Sihlobo, an agricultural economist at the Agricultural Business Chamber (Agbiz) of SA. Last year South...

Maize meal price to go up

The price of maize meal is set to go up after the rise in the cost of fuel by over 150 percent, with grain millers saying transport costs for outside deliveries and raw materials have shot up by over...

Zim Farmers optimistic of good season In 2018/9

Maize producers in Masvingo North are optimistic of a good harvest this season despite generally low and erratic rains that have fallen in their area. The majority of the maize crop is at tasselling stage and most of the farmers...

Farmers urged to prepare for fall armyworm in midlands

Farmers in the Midlands Province have been urged to spray their crops, amid reports of the fall armyworm having been detected in some parts of the province. Provincial Crop and Livestock Officer Mrs Medlinah Magwenzi confirmed that...

Number of cotton growers gone up by 50%

The production of cotton is this season expected to increase as the number of growers has gone up by 50 percent, a development that has been attributed to the Presidential Cotton Free Inputs. The...

ARDA Rebuilding Plantations across zim

Plantations have over the past few years been mainly associated with commercial or large scale farmers who have the technical expertise and capital to undertake production of cash crop for export markets.

Agrobusiness : a walk into a successfull fresh produce delivery venture in zimbabwe

For Kuda Musasiwa, a marketing consultant, growing tomatoes was supposed to be a pastime, but when he found himself struggling to secure new marketing contracts, the fallback plan became the main plan. Today the venture has gone...

Torrential rains hit Zimbabwe

The Meteorological Department (Met Department) is forecasting torrential rains to cause havoc throughout the country in the coming few days. According to the Met Department, rains and windstorm will strike tomorrow morning with meteorologist...

SPCA, Top Vets discourages buying pugs and bulldogs

SPCA, Top Vets discourages buying pugs and bulldogs

interesting ways to improve broiler feeding efficiency to achieve max possible weight/age

Most measures to improve this useful index of productivity are by balancing the ratio between energy and amino acids, and (or) by improving nutrient digestibility by a number of different means. But, the feed efficiency rate can be...