Agriculture

3 months ago | November 29, 2019

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 ...

3 months ago | November 22, 2019

Cyclone cripples agric sector

The country’s agriculture sector took a heavy knock from cyclone induced floods and drought that saw the country ...

‘SA unprepared for drought’

A number of leading stakeholders in various agricultural sectors in South Africa joined forces for the first time on ...

Importance of closing knowledge gaps in African agric

Efforts to modernise African agriculture continue to focus on the supply-side at the expense of the demand side.

3 months ago | November 15, 2019

Kilimanjaro to grow Masvingo

 President Mnangagwa last Saturday launched the much awaited Kilimanjaro Sugarcane project that is being spearheaded by ...

4 months 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 months 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 ...

5 months 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 ...

5 months 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.

5 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 ...

5 months ago | September 20, 2019

How to grow cucumbers

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

5 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”. ...

6 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 ...