Agriculture

2 weeks ago | July 5, 2019

Guide to soil conditioning

Dr John Basera, Agronomist Soil pH is an excellent indicator of soil condition (quality and its ability to avail both ...

Farming sustaining livelihoods

Enacy Mapakame The farming sector sustains livelihoods of millions and anchor economic activities of many agro-based ...

Starting tobacco farming business

Knowledge of the different types of tobacco In Zimbabwe, the common types of tobacco are flue cured, burley and oriental ...

1 month ago | June 20, 2019

Govt working on gender balance in agriculture

HARARE - Government has assured the nation that is working towards ensuring gender balance and equal opportunities for ...

2 months ago | June 7, 2019

CSC rehabilitates ranches

The Cold Storage Company (CSC) has embarked on a massive rehabilitation of infrastructure at its ranches across the ...

AMA eyes US$50m agro bills

The Agriculture Marketing Authority of Zimbabwe (AMA) is seeking approval to float US$50 million worth of agro bills for ...

Your bowl of rice is hurting the climate

Rice cultivation could be as bad for global warming as 1,200 coal plants, so why aren’t consumers more bothered?

2 months ago | May 31, 2019

Govt injects US$120m for winter wheat double output

Government has availed US$120 million towards procurement of critical inputs to support farmers under the 2019 winter ...

CSC investor gets down to business

The country’s largest beef processor, Cold Storage Company (CSC), is ready to commence upgrades on its key ...

2 months ago | May 28, 2019

Tobacco prices hit volumes

Low prices currently obtaining at the tobacco floors have resulted in constrained delivery of the golden leaf as farmers ...

Beef industry stampedes back to life

Zimbabwe’s famed beef industry, which collapsed in the 2000s following outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease, is now rebounding.

Livestock slaughters increase

Zimbabwe slaughtered an increased number of livestock for the year ended December 2018 compared to the previous year ...

SA should hold course on agric exports

SA is not in a great position to take advantage of the US-China trade war, but there are opportunities on the margins. ...

3 months ago | May 3, 2019

Avocado revolution can teach growers

There has been a revolution in the Kenyan avocado export market, characterised by enormous growth over the past three ...

Drought forces 20pc drop in exhibitions

THE 2019 Bulawayo Agricultural Show has suffered a 20 percent drop in participation compared to last year as a result of ...

Innovative financial instruments key in agric

Agriculture has come under the spotlight in South Africa. Not only did the severe droughts experienced in 2015 to 2016 ...