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Government to sideline farmers who have not paid their debts

Chris Mahove  Government says it will review its contract agreements with farmers for this cropping season and will not finance those that have not paid their debts from last season. In a statement,  Minister of Lands,...
Water Irrigation

ARDA set to revive rural irrigation schemes

Chris Mahove HARARE – The Agriculture and Rural Development Agency {ARDA} is set to revive all the 450 rural irrigation schemes across the country as part of its rebranding exercise. Early this year, government gave ARDA...

Milk production rises to a record in August: (Download)

HARARE - The country's raw milk production rose to its highest in recent times in August supported by improved milk supply development programmes and favourable weather and ensured that the sector maintains monthly gains...
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Timber sales generate US$37.5m in 2020

MUTARE - Timber production racked in up to US$37.5 million from both local and export sales in 2020. Statistics gathered from the Timbers Producers Federation (TPF) indicated that a total of ZWL$1.1 billion (US$13.4m) was...
Tobacco

No love lost between farmers and tobacco contractors

Talkmore Gandiwa With pale faces carved with visible marks of sorrow, tobacco farmers sit patiently outside one of Zimbabwe’s tobacco auction floors in Harare, the capital city. In their minds, all they are consumed with are...
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Zim sets US$5bln revenue target for tobacco by 2025

Tadiwa Musiyiwa  Government has approved the Tobacco Value Chain Transformation Plan aimed at transforming the tobacco value chain into a US$5 billion industry by 2025 through localisation of tobacco financing, increased production and productivity and exports...
More than 50 000 hectares will be put under tobacco on contract basis this coming farming season

Tobacco prices 12% firmer in 2021 compared to last year

Staff Writer Tobacco prices during the 2021 marketing season firmed by 12 percent compared to last year with at least 200 tonnes being sold this year. This was revealed by Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister...
About US$1 million, provided through the India-UN Development Partnership Fund, is expected to assist more than 5 200 smallholder farmers in Chiredzi and Mangwe districts

India extends US$1 million for Climate Resilient Agriculture in Zimbabwe

HARARE – The Indian government has contributed almost US$1 million to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Zimbabwe to help affected populations tackle climate shocks. The contribution, provided through the India-UN Development Partnership...
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CFI pushing for Vic Foods JM exit as Q3 revenue rises 88%

HARARE - An increase in demand particularly bolstered by the good summer and tobacco seasons, saw CFI Holdings report an 88% increase in revenue in the third quarter to June 30, 2021. Of that revenue,...

Mnangagwa launches oxygen plant, boost for health, agriculture

MUTARE – President Emmerson Mnangagwa launched an oxygen plant that will have positive impact in various value chains in the health and agriculture sector. Mnangagwa launched an Air Separation Unit plant with an installed daily...

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