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Villagers in Mudzi have hailed a new technological innovation that is expected to help them harvest their harvesting processes

New harvesting technology brings relief for communal farmers

Herzel Mushayabasa and Sharon Chikwanha Villagers in Mudzi district in Mashonaland East province have adopted a new thrashing technology that ensures improved yields while overcoming challenges associated with traditional harvesting procedures. The new threshing methods, using...
Milk production has continued to decline across Zimbabwe despite a favourable rainy season that improved pastures across the country

Decreasing milk, chicks and egg production dampens agric season

Staff Writer Zimbabwe could be bubbling with enthusiasm over high prospects of record crop yields but the same cannot be said about other areas of the agricultural sector with milk and poultry on the decline. The...
Production of maize and other grains increase by more than 100 percent during the 2020/2021 agricultural season with high prospects of a rise in production during the winter season

African countries commit to double agricultural productivity

Davison Kaiyo HARARE – Seventeen African heads of state signed on to the commitment to boost agricultural production by doubling current productivity levels through the scaling up of agro-technologies. This will include investing in access...
Production of maize and other grains increase by more than 100 percent during the 2020/2021 agricultural season with high prospects of a rise in production during the winter season

Maize production increases by 200% – Government

Staff Writer Maize production across Zimbabwe during the 2020/2021 agricultural season increased by 199 percent compared to the previous season. Lands, Agriculture, Fisheries, Water and Rural Resettlement Minister Anxious Masuka presented the 2021 Second Round Crop...
The District Development Fund has lost close to 90 percent of its vital equipment and has failed to deliver on it mandate to the rural communities in Zimbabwe

Authorities bemoan rot at DDF

Staff Writer The District Development Fund has lost approximately 90 percent of its tractor units affecting its vital tillage services to resettled farmers. The DDF’s mandate includes providing and maintaining sustainable rural development infrastructure, resettlement tillage,...
Industry and Commerce Minister Sekai Nzenza

Gvt turns to private sector to improve Agro-Processing Chain

Nyasha Kunyiswa Government is turning to the private sector to improve Zimbabwe’s Agro-Processing Chain which has been decimated by a number of challenges include the COVID-19 pandemic. The initiative seeks to integrate, align policies, strategies, programmes,...
Water Irrigation

Zimbabwe plans to put 350 000ha under irrigation

Harare – Zimbabwe plans to put 350 000 ha under irrigation in the next three seasons as part of the Accelerated Irrigation Rehabilitation and Development Plan. This was revealed by the Minister of Lands, Agriculture,...
Veld fires remain a major environmental and socio-economic threat to Zimbabwe as the country continues to lose considerable amount of land to veld fires each year

Extreme veld fire risk in Zimbabwe

Sydney Kawadza The favourable 2020/2021 agricultural season, while ensuring food security in Zimbabwe, has also increased the country’s veld fires risk which has been classified as extreme. Zimbabwe is targeting to achieve the 25 percent reduction...
Zimbabwe is losing its forests due to logging, fuelwood harvesting, unsustainable agricultural activities, mining, urbanization, timber production and forest fires

Zim losing 260 000ha of forests annually – Minister

Edson Mapani Zimbabwe is losing at least 260 000 hectares of forests annually amid concern from government which has called on for the curtailing of the destruction. Addressing the 2021 graduation ceremony at the Forest Industry...
Over 12 000 Shangaan families to make way for a white-owned commercial dairy operation, while white commercial farmer on land protected by a bilateral agreement with Italy subjected to forcible removal on a Friday night.

Be warned: No more land invasions, except for …

Cathy Buckle Heading north-east on the highway a few days after the easing of the latest COVID-19 lockdown it was a joy to be able to see our beautiful Zimbabwe again. How I had missed...

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