HARARE - The Zimbabwe government has expanded command agriculture to include soya beans with the aim of stopping the importation of the crop, which is used for a number of purposes in the country, an official has said.
HARARE - The Government on Friday said it was withdrawing 64 offer letters covering nearly 10 000 hectares of land that had been allocated to local farmers on plantations protected under the Bilateral Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (BIPPA) in Manicaland province.
By Elita Chikwati HARARE – The Meteorological Services Department says it will conduct cloud seeding early this year so that farmers in region two and three will not be affected by late rains during the first half of the season.
HARARE – Government is considering approaching the private sector to assist with storage facilities for wheat as the country’s silos will filled with grain harvested during the 2016/17 summer cropping season, a senior official has said.
By Sifelani Tsiko recently in Mudzi The involvement of smallholder farmers in seed production could help improve livelihoods and the conservation of indigenous seed varieties, a veteran agronomist and development expert says.
LOCAL seed manufacturer, Agriseeds, owned by South Africa’s ZAD Investment Limited, intends to avail new seed varieties for pastures to complement Government’s Command Livestock Programme, recently approved by Cabinet.