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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...

TIMB licences Cavendish Tobacco to support Shisha production

By Talkmore Gandiwa The Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB) has licensed Cavendish Lloyd Tobacco to contract and support shisha tobacco production in Zimbabwe. Shisha is a type of combustible tobacco that has low nicotine...
The Zimbabwe Red Cross Society partnership with the Japanese government is targeted to assist more than 6 000 families in Gokwe to ensure food security

Crisis outcomes expected due to erratic rainfall: Fewsnet

Tadiwa Musiyiwa  Crisis outcomes are expected to persist in most typical deficit-producing areas through March due to non-availability of own-produced food stocks, reductions in agricultural labour opportunities and income, and limited access to food and...
The Grain Marketing Board is expecting farmers to deliver at least 2.7 million tonnes of maize and other grains to satisfy Zimbabwe's needs for the Strategic Grain Reserves

GMB pre-planting prices discouraging: ZICFU

Christopher Mahove HARARE - The pre-planting producer prices announced by the Grain Marketing Board (GMB) last week are unsustainable and discouraging to farmers, the Zimbabwe Integrated Commercial Farmers Union (ZICFU) has said. The GMB last week...

500 farmers have 99-Year Leases out of the 23 000

Minister of Lands, Agriculture, Water, Climate and Rural Resettlement Dr Anxious Masuka has revealed that 500 farmers out of the 23 000 have received 99-year leases from the government. He was responding to a question...

Govt sets new wheat record

By Talkmore Gandiwa The government is targeting 624,000 tonnes of wheat this year against the annual national requirement target of 360,000 tonnes. This will surpass the highest wheat production recorded in 1996. This comes after the...

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...

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...
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...

Parly Summons Masuka & Mthuli Over Late Wheat Payments

Parliament has summoned Minister of Lands, Agriculture, Water and Rural Resettlement Dr Anxious Jongwe Masuka  and Minister of Finance and Economic Development Prof Mthuli Ncube  to come up with a ministerial statement over the delay in payment of wheat farmers   Rising on a matter...

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