Agric research underfunded

HARARE – The government is not funding  agriculture research, a situation that is affecting acquisition of new  knowledge on crops and livestock, Parliament heard on Tuesday.
Posted On 28 Jun 2017

At least 38 000 hectares put under winter wheat

HARARE – At least 38 000 hectares have been  put under winter wheat so far amid concerns more land could have been  made available had farmers been able to harvest their summer crops  early, a senior government official said on Tuesday.
Posted On 28 Jun 2017

ZFU targets $200m in horticulture exports

HARARE – The Zimbabwe Farmers’ Union is targeting nearly $200 million worth of exports from the horticulture industry by 2020 as it targets growing the sector into the second biggest export earner in agriculture, after tobacco.
Posted On 27 Jun 2017

Government urged to fund agric research

Harare – The Government has been urged to fund agriculture research to ensure that new knowledge on crops is found to increase production.
Posted On 22 Jun 2017

Zim earns $470m from tobacco to date

HARARE – Zimbabwe has earned $470 million from the sale of 161 million kilograms of tobacco sold at both auction and contract sales floors since the 2017 marketing season opened in March this year.
Posted On 19 Jun 2017

Government embarks on command fish farming

NEW YORK – Government has embarked on command  fish farming, largely targeting rural communities, to take full  advantage of the country’s abundant water resources, a Cabinet Minister  told a United Nations marine conference here on Wednesday.
Posted On 08 Jun 2017

Ariston narrows HY loss

HARARE – Listed agri-business firm Ariston Holdings reduced its losses for the half-year to March 31, 2017 to $1,9 million from $2,1 million in the prior comparable period, despite revenue weakening during the period.
Posted On 08 Jun 2017

Hippo Valley Estates doubles net income

HARARE – Listed sugar producer Hippo Valley Estates’ operating profit more than doubled to $13, 4 million for the year to March 31, 2017 from $6, 5 million previously on the back of improved deliveries and higher revenue.
Posted On 08 Jun 2017

147 million kg of tobacco sold

HARARE – Zimbabwe has earned $426,4 million from the sale of 147,6 million kilograms of tobacco sold at both auction and contract sales floors since the 2017 marketing season opened on March 15 this year.
Posted On 06 Jun 2017

Tobacco exports yield $222m

HARARE – More than 47 million kilogrammes of the flue cured tobacco worth $222 million has been exported since the beginning of the year.
Posted On 02 Jun 2017