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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...

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....

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...

Forex woes hamper irrigation development

Farai Mabeza Government has blamed foreign exchange woes for its failure to develop adequate irrigation infrastructure in the face of consecutive droughts experienced in Zimbabwe. In the Annual Budget and Economic Review for the 2019 fiscal...

Zim farmers shift focus to sesame plant production

Shamiso Ngwena & Cynthia Chitombi Zimbabwean farmers, struggling with traditional crops such as maize, have shifted focus to the sesame plant targeting at least 100 000 tonnes of the crop during the 2020/2021 agricultural season. Agricultural...

Tobacco deliveries slower than expected: TIMB

Farai Mabeza Tobacco deliveries are slower than expected because farmers are not happy with the fixed exchange rate of 1:25 under which they are required to surrender 50 percent of their foreign currency earnings, it...

Zimbabwe maize yields at 0.57t/ha in 2019/20, faces cereal deficit of 1.16m tonnes

HARARE - The country's maize production is estimated to have risen 17% in the 2019/20 season, but the biggest concern remains the poor yields, which averaged 0.57 tonnes per hectare. According to the Second...

Kasukuwere appeals to Sheriff to enforce farm High Court order

Farai Mabeza Former cabinet minister and Zanu-PF political commissar Saviour Kasusukuwere has approached the Sherriff to execute a High Court order recently granted in his favour to evict some war veterans who invaded his Mazowe...

GMB to pay maize producers $16k after 30% incentive

Tawanda Marwizi Farmers who deliver their maize and other traditional grains will now enjoy the 30 percent incentive after the Grain Marketing Board directed all its depots to start paying the money. Cabinet recently approved the...

Tobacco sales total US$59m in the first 15 days

HARARE - At least 26.4 million kilograms of tobacco worth US$59m have been sold so far since the start of tobacco selling season, statistics from the industry regulator show. The sales figure is 278.27%...
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