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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...
The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations has said the humanitarian situation in Zimbabwe is fragile and requires close and continued attention and is seeking to raise US$20m to fight perceived food insecurities in the country.

Agric ministry launches digital platforms for farmers, students

Rhys Balicholo  The Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Fisheries, Water and Rural Resettlement has launched three digital platforms that will offer training, specialised information and agricultural solutions as part of efforts to boost productivity in the...
Almost 48 million people in Southern Africa are food insecure with the situation expected to worsen between November this and March 2021

48 million people food insecure – SADC

Sydney Kawadza At least 47.6 million people in Southern Africa are food insecure with rural food insecurity expected to peak between November 2021 and March next year. According to the SADC’s Synthesis Report on the State...
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Zimbabwe braces for another cold spell

Talkmore Gandiwa Zimbabwe is headed for another chilly weekend with the Met Department saying cold and dry south-westerly airflow is expected in the country through the southern province of Matebeleland. According to the Meteorological Service Department...
Zimbabwe is expectind approximately 2.7 million tonnes of maize which is way above the 1.7 million tonnes needed for the the country's Strategic Grain Reserves

Zim’s low cereal producing areas to face food deficits – FEWSNET

Sydney Kawadza Some areas in Zimbabwe are likely to face acute food shortages from October going into the new year despite the country receiving above normal rain during the 2020/2021 agricultural season, the Famine Early...
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Value add tobacco to tap into the US$800b global market

Tadiwa Musiyiwa and Rhys Balicholo HARARE – Limited value addition of tobacco has seen Zimbabwe earn an insignificant portion from the global tobacco industry, which is valued at over US$800 billion, the Tobacco Industry and...
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Govt increases shareholding in Cottco, Silo Foods

HARARE - Government says it has increased its shareholding in Cottco to 51% which is in tandem with its contribution to the company. Information Minister Monica Mutsvangwa told a media briefing that due to continued...

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