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FAO boost for horticultural development

Farai Mabeza THE Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has availed office equipment and a 4 X 4 vehicle to the Horticulture Development Council (HDC) under the AgriInvest initiative. AgriInvest is a regional programme to support host...
Most councils in Zimbabwe are struggling to provide water to their residents and government plans to promote roof-top water harvesting to ease the challenge

Enough water for urban centres, but…

Staff Writer Zimbabwe’s major cities Harare and Bulawayo have a combined 39 months’ supply of water that could ease shortages that have hit the urban centres for years. Land, Agriculture, Fisheries, Water, Climate and Rural Resettlement...

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...
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, Youths, Sport, Arts and Culture Deputy...
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Government suspends duty on bulk fertiliser imports

Chris Mahove  The government has suspended duty on the importation of certain quantities of fertiliser for the 2021/2021 cropping season. According to a government gazette published this week, Urea fertiliser, whether or not in aqueous solution...
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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.
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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...
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...

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,...
AfDB staff meet with women smallholder farmers in Zimbabwe

Food security and AfCTA crucial for Africa’s post-COVID-19 recovery – African Economic Conference

Staff Writer Food security, agriculture and the African Continental Free Trade Area are the key sectors that will anchor Africa’s post-COVID-19 recovery, a senior AfDB official has said. Addressing a virtual press conference on the opening...

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