National tested seeds roles out Self diy Drip irrigation Kit

We have just learnt that national tested seeds zimbabwe has been selling some cool do it yourself DRIPTEK drip irrigation equipment and also an optional solar powered irrigation pump.these drip kits and water pumps are being soled around the...

Farmers urged to go for soil testing – and the cost of soil testing...

Farmers in Chihota communal areas have been urged to have their soil tested and understand its requirement to improve the yield.Communal farmers can only improve their yield if they take their soils for testing as most of them have...

reasons why SMEs must keep financial records for a successful business

 A GREAT number of MSMEs close shop within the first year of operations.Most of the time, these businesses fail for very simple reasons, which have even simpler solutions.One of the main reasons for early business failure is a result...

Ten Cool Reasons why every farmer needs a goat

Goats are fantastic animals, and can provide milk, meat and money for the rural families that keep them. Here are a few reasons why many companies and cooperatives in  Africa invests in goats in  Africa: 1. Goats are well-adapted to harsh...

Why indigenous Chickens are better in return

Poultry keeping has many benefits for small-scale farmers. But farmers need not keep chickens just for their own home consumption in terms of eggs and meat. They need to rear them to generate a reasonable income to improve their...

Zimbabwe ZFC Introduces new maize stalk borer Solution

Are you having problems with stalk borer control in maize? Look no further, ZFC Limited has a new excellent granular product called ZFC Stalkborer Kill. With ZFC Stalkborer Kill, you can sprinkle it on the funnels of maize for...

Met Office predicts more rains

The Meteorological Service Department (MSD) has predicted more rain and thunderstorms in the next 10 days, although the downgraded Cyclone Dineo phenomenon has left the country.Last week, the tropical storm hit the southern parts of the country destroying homes...
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Charcoal Briquettes Making process{marasha}

What are  Charcoal Briquettes?Fuel briquettes are blocks of compressed coal dust, charcoal dust, sawdust, wood chips or biomass, and are used as a fuel in stoves and boilers. Charcoal is a material without plasticity and can not be compressed into...

For the umpteenth time, tobacco farmers be organised!

Obert Chifamba Agri InsightsThe 2017 tobacco marketing season starts on 15 March.A total of 82 305 farmers have registered with the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB) to be growers for the 2016/17 season. And all things being equal,...

Tobacco farmers expect better prices

Farmers have urged tobacco auction floors and contract buyers to come up with a fair price matrix which will ensure a smooth opening of the 2017 tobacco marketing season set for the 15th of March. The call comes ahead...