Agriculture

4 days ago | January 17, 2020

Prolonged drought increases food insecurity: UN

A combination of prolonged, severe drought in the western and southern provinces of Zambia over the past two rainy ...

Let’s grow sugar bean, it pays!

Do not let anyone fool you, farming pays and pays big!

2 weeks ago | January 10, 2020

A guide to sunflower production

Sunflower is a crop which, compared to other crops, performs well under drought conditions; this is probably the main ...

2 months ago | December 6, 2019

Seed variety selection, planting tips

Agriculture in Zimbabwe contributes 15–18 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), with over 70 percent of the ...

SA focuses on agric sub-sectors workforce

It is well understood within South African agricultural circles that inclusive expansion in production in the coming ...

Dealing with unprofessional conduct within controlling bodies

The Commissioner of ZIMRA may lodge a complaint with any controlling body against a staffer of that body. A report is ...

2 months ago | November 29, 2019

Basera lands top post

President Mnangagwa appointed Dr John Basera, a renowned agronomist in the private sector as the new Permanent Secretary ...

African agriculture in crisis

Kenya this week received a donation of 30 000 bags of rice from China, part of 11 000 tonnes pledged by Beijing in June, ...

Agribusiness: Africa’s new investment frontier

In the past decade, a stroll along the aisles of any African supermarket is revealing: there is a new wave of ...

2 months ago | November 22, 2019

Cyclone cripples agric sector

The country’s agriculture sector took a heavy knock from cyclone induced floods and drought that saw the country ...

‘SA unprepared for drought’

A number of leading stakeholders in various agricultural sectors in South Africa joined forces for the first time on ...

Importance of closing knowledge gaps in African agric

Efforts to modernise African agriculture continue to focus on the supply-side at the expense of the demand side.

2 months ago | November 15, 2019

Kilimanjaro to grow Masvingo

 President Mnangagwa last Saturday launched the much awaited Kilimanjaro Sugarcane project that is being spearheaded by ...

2 months ago | November 8, 2019

Agriculture can anchor doubling of economy

Lesley Ndlovu As in many other developing countries, the agriculture sector has a crucial role to play in the ...

3 months ago | October 18, 2019

Commercial and contract farmers around the country hail EcoFarmer ...

Farmers from around the country have paid tribute to EcoFarmer Vaya Tractor, saying the service had come in handy in ...

How to grow sugar beans

Correspondent General description The dry bean is an important field crop because of its high protein content and dietary ...

3 months ago | October 11, 2019

Celebrating the value of cotton

You are rarely too far from something made of or containing cotton.

ZFC to treble output of NPK compounds

ZIMBABWE will soon be able to cut fertiliser imports costs by not less than US$50 million, if the manufacturing sector ...

4 months ago | October 4, 2019

CBZ launches Agro-Yield…as Cassava moves in with Vaya Tractor services

CBZ Holdings Limited has launched an agricultural finance initiative under a new division, CBZ Agro-Yield.

Lettuce production guide

Lettuce is fairly tolerant of soil type but do well on light sand to sandy loams. As ettuce has a very shallow root ...