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Villagers want Govt to resize Gokwe game parks

Tawanda Marwizi The Simchembu area in Gokwe North is tucked between Chizarira and Chirisa Game Parks. Situated about 40 kilometers from the popular Gokwe growth point Chitekete, it has 36 wards and harbors a growing population...

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...
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GMAZ fails to account for US$27m wheat facility

Almot Maqolo HARARE – Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) had a torrid time in parliament as it failed to provide concrete evidence on how the US$27 million facility meant for importing wheat and refurbishing...
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A look into Conservation Agriculture and China’s model

Farai Mabeza CONSERVATION agriculture is built on three principles – minimum soil disturbance, permanent soil cover and crop rotation – that are known to reduce erosion, improve soil quality, conserve water, reduce fuel costs and,...

GMB maintains producer prices as it readies for better harvest

HARARE - GMB said it does not generate foreign currency as it announced that it will pay farmers in Zimbabwean dollars for their produce amid fears by farmers that the local currency might depreciate....
AfDB staff meet with women smallholder farmers in Zimbabwe

Women form backbone of Africa’s economy

Dr. Jennifer Blanke, Vice President for Agriculture, Human and Social Development takes stock and answers three questions about African women and agriculture and gives us results from the ground in Zambia, Zimbabwe and Sudan ...
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Takura to acquire Interfresh Limited

HARARE - The Competition and Tariff Commission Zimbabwe has approved the acquisition of the majority shareholding in Interfresh Limited by Takura Ventures. The transaction is however still to be finalised. Under the deal, Takura is targeting...
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CBZ Bank issues US$50m and ZW$500M bonds for agric inputs

HARARE (FinX) - CBZ Bank is seeking to raise US$50 million and ZWL500 million through the issuance of a series of 270-day bond instruments to finance the procurement of farming inputs for maize and...

Zimbabwe prepares for bumper harvest

Sydney Kawadza Zimbabwe is expected to harvest more than double its grain requirements for the Strategic Grain Reserves with Cabinet announcing an estimated 2.8 million tonnes of maize from the 2020/2021 agricultural season. Zimbabwe requires at...
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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.  In two different memos addressed to the contractors and...

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