Agriculture

2 years ago | February 21, 2020

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 ...

2 years 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 ...

2 years 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. 

2 years 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 ...

Industry opposes new turn in land debate

Organised business bodies including Business Unity South Africa (Busa), the Banking Association SA and the South African ...

2 years ago | January 24, 2020

Dam water levels rise 0,88pc

Dam water levels continue on a  steady rise on the back of the rains being received in different parts  of the country ...

Managing Govt agric financing

The land reform in Zimbabwe started sometime back in the early 1980s, but what is more intriguing is the “fast track” ...

Backyard hydroponic farm beats drought

In a backyard in Zimbabwe’s capital, a 50-year-old mother of two is using hydroponics to grow vegetables for some of ...

2 years 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 years 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 years 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 years 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 ...