Agriculture

1 month ago | June 1, 2020

Farmers hail GMB for prompt grain payments

Chinhoyi – Farmers in Mashonaland West province, the country’s bread basket, have expressed delight at being ...

3 months ago | March 27, 2020

Fresh produce in Europe scarce as Covid-19 strikes

Fresh fruit and vegetables will become increasingly scarce in Europe, suppliers warn, as the coronavirus pandemic ...

Export of agric products to China improves

Trade and customs clearance for agricultural products at the border with China are slowly returning to normal due to ...

Vietnam pushes to ensure food security

Vietnam Customs has stopped issuing clearance for rice shipments to ensure food security as the Covid-19 pandemic ...

Is land redistribution possible?

In mid-February, the Government issued a new set of farm size regulations, arguing that this would release new land for ...

N Zealand blunt with farmers on coronavirus

The Agriculture Minister has delivered a blunt message to farmers amid confusion over what is deemed “essential” work ...

4 months ago | March 20, 2020

Robots disrupting farming

Initially slow to adopt robotics, farming and livestock operations are looking at automation to improve efficiency.

‘COVID-19 won’t affect Chinese demand for tobacco’

In as much as Zimbabwe’s tobacco production capacity has been affected by bad weather and inconsistent Government ...

. . . as exports top 50 000t

Zimbabwe has exported close to 50 000 tonnes of tobacco to different parts of the world since the beginning of the year, ...

4 months ago | March 13, 2020

Minister studies land audit

Lands, Agriculture, Water and Rural Resettlement Minister Perrance Shiri, will soon present the initial report of the ...

4 months ago | March 2, 2020

Farmers welcome new grain prices

The country's biggest farmer  representative body on Thursday welcomed the new increased producer  prices for maize and ...

5 months ago | February 21, 2020

Pains, cures of agric financing in Zim

Agricultural financing in Zimbabwe has evolved over the years, from pre-independence models to the current state of ...

Effectiveness of de-dollarisation

2020 is proving to be a troubling year for the Zimbabwean consumer, particularly when it comes to testing the resolve of ...

Avocados in Kenya: What’s holding back smallholder farmers?

Kenya is the world’s third largest producer of avocados. It’s also Kenya’s leading fruit export, accounting for nearly ...

5 months ago | February 14, 2020

Tobacco crop assessment underway: TIMB

Fradreck Gorwe The Tobacco Industries and Marketing Board (TIMB) is conducting a tobacco crop assessment process to ...

2019/20 farming production subdued

Agriculture production during the 2019/20 season is expected to remain subdued on the back of anticipated unfavourable ...

The zombie idea of Zim’s agriculture

Nobel laureate, Paul Krugman, has popularised the term “zombie idea”, which is also a title of his new book — “Arguing ...

5 months ago | February 7, 2020

Sugar bean a profitable crop

This season has experienced erratic rainfall patterns in most parts of the country, leading to germination failure and ...

Agriculture robots market overview

Agriculture robotics is a combination of advance sensing, mobility, navigation, computing and interaction technologies. 

5 months ago | January 31, 2020

Keeping land as fluid resource

Instead of shelling out all the land to the current generation, African countries should leave some land uncommitted so ...