Agriculture
Cotton sector: Private players reduce activity PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 23 November 2016 14:47

Private sector participation in the cotton sector has fallen by half with an exodus of ginners owing to side marketing.


 
Inputs schemes benefit seed suppliers PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 23 November 2016 14:42

Local seed houses are reaping benefits of the US$500 million Command Farming Programme and the Presidential Inputs Scheme under which government has acquired a huge tonnage of inputs worth millions of dollars to supply participating farmers.

 
Seed houses get thumbs up PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 22 November 2016 19:18

The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Lands, Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation has commended local seed houses for supplying adequate seed to meet the nation’s requirements in light of several farming schemes being undertaken in the current summer cropping season.

 
Adopt water conservation systems, farmers urged PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 22 November 2016 13:53

Irrigation farmers who are the major users of water have been called upon to adopt new efficient water farming systems as part of a strategy to conserve water in the wake of global warming which has resulted in frequent droughts.


 
Kadoma A1 farmer wins tractor, plough PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 20 November 2016 17:04

Kadoma based A1 farmer, Mrs Gracious Makoti, received a prize in the form of a tractor and a plough after winning the 2016 Agricultural Show in the agri-produce section.

 
Water harvesting boosts agric production: UN PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 18 November 2016 14:51

The United Nations (UN) has called for the sustainable use of water through water harvesting initiatives in order to boost agricultural production in Zimbabwe.

 
Don’t abuse cotton inputs, farmers warned PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 16 November 2016 13:08

Members of Parliament in the three cotton growing areas of Gokwe South have warned farmers that they risk being arrested if they sell the free inputs disbursed under the Presidential Inputs Scheme.


 
Increased agric inputs uptake commended PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 15 November 2016 22:28

Increased agriculture inputs uptake and improved preparations have been cited as key factors that will spur productivity in the agriculture this season.

 
Command Agric fertiliser distribution on course PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 15 November 2016 20:16

About US$16 million is required for the production of the remaining consignment of Compound D fertiliser for the Command Agriculture Programme.

 
COTTCO intensifies distribution of free inputs PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 12 November 2016 15:17

Thousands of farmers in Gokwe have received fertilizers and cotton seed under the Presidential Inputs Support Scheme as the Cotton Company of Zimbabwe intensifies the distribution of free inputs in all cotton greenbelts of the country.

 
See opportunities in floods, Zim advised PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 11 November 2016 19:40

In the wake of early warnings there is a conclusive word of advice that disaster preparedness must be done early.

 


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