Agriculture

5 days 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 ...

4 weeks 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 ...

1 month 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 ...

1 month 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 ...

Role of women in agriculture

In the last 20 years, women have established more defined roles in agriculture.

2 months ago | September 27, 2019

Growing carrots

Carrots are a very popular vegetable as they are rich in Carotene (Pro Vitamin “A”). Carrots are produced for the market ...

2 months ago | September 20, 2019

How to grow cucumbers

Special Correspondent                                                          General Cucumber (cucumis sativus) is a ...

2 months ago | September 13, 2019

Inputs cost worry farmers

AS preparations for the 2019/20 summer cropping season gathers momentum, farmers are worried about the high cost of ...

Small poultry producers yield $850m

Poultry producer, Irvines Zimbabwe, says significant benefits can be accrued by fully capacitating rural-communal ...

Broccoli growers production guide

General broccoli is a vegetable rich in vitamin C, protein, fibre and flavour. It is also known as a “Super Food”. ...

3 months ago | August 16, 2019

Food insecurity looms

Droughts or floods always have a devastating impact on agriculture. But the second-round effects on livelihoods are ...

Weather holds cards for SA agric economy

It is almost certain that SA’s agricultural economy will contract in 2019, mainly as a result of the poor summer crop ...

3 months ago | August 9, 2019

Govt lauds Delta

Government has lauded Delta Corporation for supporting local farmers by contracting them to produce its raw materials ...

‘Turn land into functional asset’

Turning the asset of land into a functional asset through title, through concession farming and other innovative ...

3 months ago | August 2, 2019

Farmers venture into dairy farming

More than 7 000 small holder farmers have been capacitated to venture into low cost commercial dairy farming using their ...

4 months ago | July 26, 2019

Poor yields dampen agric value chains

DEVELOPING vibrant industrial value chains should be anchored on improved coordination and strengthening of linkages ...

Zim eyes fish production market

Zimbabwe has the potential to become one of the region’s biggest fish producers with a vibrant aquaculture in the SADC ...