Agriculture
ZCFU, Windmill to assist tobacco farmers with inputs PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 08 December 2016 10:12

The Zimbabwe Commercial Farmers Union (ZCFU) has teamed up with the private sector to assist tobacco farmers with inputs.

 
Fertiliser shortages affecting command agric programme PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 07 December 2016 15:43

Command Farming Programme beneficiaries have been affected by a shortage of fertiliser which has resulted in farmers queuing for days to collect their inputs.

 
Tobacco farmers brace for bond notes as harvesting begins PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 05 December 2016 19:07

Tobacco farmers have started harvesting their golden leaf with the bulk of growers anticipating that the introduction of bond notes by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) will bring an end to long queues which usually characterise the opening of the auction floors.

 
Fall army worm wrecking havoc in Sherwood PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 03 December 2016 15:19

The Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation responsible for cropping Cde Davis Marapira says an outbreak of fall army worm is wreaking havoc in Sherwood Block of Kwekwe threatening food security and government’s initiative of command agriculture.

 
Local seed houses hailed PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 01 December 2016 19:58

Local seed houses have been commended for increasing production as the country seeks to exploit the expected good rains to maximise agriculture production.

 
Consider health of animals, livestock farmers told PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 30 November 2016 19:23

The Veterinary Services Department says live stock farmers must consider the health of their animals during this rainy season.

 
Calls for cotton pre-planting producer price PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 30 November 2016 14:20

Cotton growers say government should come up with a viable pre-planting producer price for cotton to motivate farmers to produce a quality crop which fetches a good price.


 
Youths receive inputs for research purposes PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 29 November 2016 14:04

The youth desk in the Ministry of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development has mobilised maize, sorghum, beans and rapoko seed to be distributed to several youths for research purpose in view of climatic changes.


 
Cotton hectarage hits record high PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 28 November 2016 15:38

More than 60 000 hectares will be put under cotton in the three Mashonaland provinces after farmers received free cotton inputs under the Presidential Inputs Support Scheme.


 
Form joint ventures to boost production, farmers urged PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 24 November 2016 17:42

The Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development  responsible for cropping Cde Davis Marapira has urged small scale farmers to form joint  ventures with those who have resources for irrigation instead of allowing their land to lie idle.

 
High costs threaten viability of seed companies PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 23 November 2016 17:35

Seed producing companies play an important role in Zimbabwe given the importance of the farming industry as the mainstay of the economy.

 


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