Agriculture

6 days ago | November 20, 2020

Govt unveils 2021-2030 leather sector strategy

Business Writer Players in cattle ranching and leather tanning  are set to boost their  businesses after Cabinet ...

Africa bets on technology to lure youth to farming

RULINDO, Rwanda. — Since Marie Chantal Akingeneye lost her only cow to an unknown illness, she has no source for manure ...

Fresh farm produce to drive exports

Business Writer The lucrative horticulture sector has been facing teething challenges for the past two decades when ...

3 months ago | August 14, 2020

Land to securitise farmers’ compensation bond

Ishemunyoro Chingwere Business Writer Agriculture and commercial land could be used as security for the US$3,5 billion ...

6 months 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 ...

8 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 ...

8 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, ...

9 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 ...

9 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 ...

9 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 ...

10 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 ...