‘Allow more firms to import hatching eggs to revive poultry industry’

HARARE – Zimbabwe’s Avian Influenza-ravaged poultry can be revived if Government allows more suppliers to import hatching eggs, players in the sector have said.
Posted On 18 Oct 2017

Gvt expands command agriculture to soya beans

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.
Posted On 11 Oct 2017

Zim grosses $4 billion

Zimbabwe grossed $4 billion during the first nine months of this year through exports and foreign currency inflows from mostly Diaspora remittances, the central bank said on Wednesday.
Posted On 04 Oct 2017

Govt withdraws offer letters targeting BIPPA farms

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.
Posted On 03 Oct 2017

Met Department to conduct cloud seeding

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.
Posted On 21 Sep 2017

Govt may approach private sector over wheat storage

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.
Posted On 20 Sep 2017

‘Involve smallholder farmers in seed production’

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.
Posted On 20 Sep 2017

Tobacco sales hit $558m

HARARE-Farmers have sold $558,8 million worth of tobacco since the start of the 2017 tobacco marketing season, a 6,7 decline compared to the same period last year.
Posted On 19 Sep 2017

ZFMA wants ban on finished fertilizer imports

BH24 Reporter — HARARE – The Zimbabwe Fertiliser Manufacturers Association says Government should ban finished fertilizer imports as manufacturers can produce enough to meet demand if  fully supported.
Posted On 18 Sep 2017

Agriseeds to develop pasture seed varieties

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.
Posted On 06 Sep 2017