Over 77 million kg Zim tobacco exported

HARARE – Zimbabwe has so far exported 77, 7 million kg of tobacco, up from 59,1 million kg exported in the corresponding period last year, statistics that the industry regulator released show.
Posted On 17 Aug 2017

Baking industry targets farming

HARARE – The local baking industry is negotiating with Government for land to be put under wheat as they seek to ramp up production of the cereal.
Posted On 17 Aug 2017

Milk production up

HARARE – Milk production for the month of July rose 6,2 percent to 5 810 176 litres compared to 5 471 113 litres in the period a year ago. This is the highest milk production achieved so far as the sector is beginning to recover from the first quarter of 2017 in which...
Posted On 16 Aug 2017

92pc exhibition space taken up at Harare Agric Show

HARARE – At least 92 percent of the  exhibition space for the 2017 edition of the Harare Agricultural Show  has been taken up by exhibitors, Zimbabwe Agricultural Society (ZAS)  chief executive Dr Anxious Masuka said on Tuesday.
Posted On 09 Aug 2017

Tobacco sales hit $547, 4 million

Harare – Zimbabwean farmers have so far sold 83,5 million kilogrammes of tobacco worth $547, 4 million, statistics  released by the industry regulator show.
Posted On 08 Aug 2017

Zim culls 215 000 chickens

Harare – Zimbabwe has culled 215 000 chickens to stop the spread of the highly contagious bird flu virus, the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) said on Thursday.
Posted On 04 Aug 2017

Brazil to avail second phase of agricultural equipment

Harare – Zimbabwe has engaged Brazil to release the second batch of agricultural equipment under the South American country’s More Food for Africa Program, an envoy said on Wednesday.
Posted On 03 Aug 2017

Farmers buy 700 kg tobacco seed

HARARE – Zimbabwean farmers have bought about 706,6 kilogrammes of tobacco seed ahead of the 2017/18 cropping season, up from 553,6 kilogrammes during the comparable period last year, statistics released by the industry regulator show.
Posted On 02 Aug 2017

CZI, ZEPARU initiate study on soya-bean value chain

HARARE – The Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries in conjunction with the Zimbabwe Economic Policy Analysis and Research Unit have begun a study on soya value chain that is expected to ascertain the linkages within the sector and its ultimate revival.
Posted On 01 Aug 2017

Potato growers bemoan high production costs

HARARE – Potato growers on Thursday raised concern over the high cost of producing the crop which stands at $12 000 per hectare saying it is inhibiting growth of the sector.
Posted On 21 Jul 2017