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Government is pinning it's hope of enhanced agricultural production on 2.2 million families trained under the Pfumvudza programme

Youth participation in Pfumvunza too low – Machakaire

Tawanda Marwizi Youth in Zimbabwe should participate in the government initiated farming scheme, Pfumvudza, as a way of reducing poverty in communities while avoiding drug-related crimes due to idleness,...
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COVID-19 exposes weak food systems – FAO

Farai Mabeza The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a wakeup call for the radical transformation of food systems, the Food and Agriculture Organisation has said. According to...
Tobacco Zimbabwe

TIMB moves to address tobacco payment delays

Farai Mabeza The Tobacco and Industry Marketing Board has expressed concern at the continued payment delays and reluctance to release farmers from their contracts by various contractors. 
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OP-ED: A journey across the global South, sharing and exchanging sustainable development solutions

Beth Bechdol Have you ever wondered how key development solutions between and among countries of the Global South are conceived, exchanged and shared? The answer is: South-South cooperation.
Wheat

Currency volatility a concern for wheat farmers

Sydney Kawadza The new wheat producer prices announced by government recently, though welcome by many farmers, could be under threat from a volatile economic situation in Zimbabwe with ...
THunderstorm

Normal rains relief for Zim but…

Farai Mabeza Good news is what Zimbabweans farmers would want to hear and reports of normal to above normal rains starting next month is a welcome relief for many...
Locust

Locusts threatens Zim, neighbours food security

Farai Mabeza A possible African Migratory Locust outbreak is threatening food security and livelihoods in Zimbabwe and some of its Southern Africa neighbours, the Food and Agriculture Organization of...
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ED responds as land debate rages on

Sydney Kawadza President Mnangagwa has reiterated that Zimbabwe’s land reform programme, estimated to have benefited 300 000 Zimbabweans, was irreversible, a direct reaction to queries raised by a recent...
Perence Shiri

Perrance Shiri dies

Lands, Agriculture and Rural Settlement Minister Perrance Shiri has died. He was 65. Shiri died in the early hours of Wednesday from suspected coronavirus....
LIMURU TEA PLC

Ariston Holdings revenue grows 15% in 9 months to June

Farai Mabeza Agriculture and horticulture group Ariston Holdings’ revenue for the nine months up to 30 June, 2020 grew by 15% in inflation adjusted terms compared to the prior...

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