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Agricultural News

  • Grain imports reach $201,4m

    Grain imports reach $201,4m August 16, 2017 in sinessZIMBABWE imported grain worth $201,4 million in the first half of the year, an indication the nation was still a net importer of agricultural products despite the land redistribution programme, latest trade data from Zimbabwe National Statist…

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  • Overcoming limitations of membership-based organisations

    Overcoming limitations of membership-based organisations August 16, 2017 in sinessLike other arrangements that make sense on the surface, African agriculture and rural development efforts are characterised by membership-based organisations. These range from farmer unions and diverse sizes of…

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  • Vet dept faces challenges in vaccinating cattle for FMD

    Vet dept faces challenges in vaccinating cattle for FMD Elita Chikwati, Harare Bureau The Department of Livestock and Veterinary Services is experiencing challenges in vaccinating cattle for Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) due to shortage of vaccines. The department’s principal director, Dr Unes…

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  • 2017 tobacco season ends

    2017 tobacco season ends August 10, 2017By Paul Nyakazeya, Online Editor Ethical Holdings Tobacco chief executive officer, David Machingaidze THE 2017 tobacco marketing season is expected to close on August 11 after 103 days. The government’s output forecast for the current season was

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  • Govt targets 225 000 tonnes wheat output

    Govt targets 225 000 tonnes wheat output Livingstone Marufu Business Reporter ZIMBABWE’S winter wheat output is expected to reach 225 000 tonnes after over 45 000 hectares was put under the crop, a senior Government official has said. High yields are expected in the season driven by adequate and…

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  • 540 000 tonnes of maize delivered as GMB silos fill up

    540 000 tonnes of maize delivered as GMB silos fill up Grain Marketing Board silos  George Maponga in Masvingo Grain deliveries to the Grain Marketing Board have hit 540 000 tonnes with an additional 100 satellite depots having been opened countrywide to stock grain from the bumper harvest re…

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  • Wheat board pleads with govt over rising costs

    Wheat board pleads with govt over rising costs August 9, 2017 in sinessTHE Zimbabwe Wheat Board (ZWB) has pleaded with government to intervene over the soaring costs of wheat production. TATIRA ZWINOIRA Emmerson Mnangagwa The ZWB yesterday met acting President Emmerson Mnangagwa (p…

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  • Recommended tobacco transplanting agronomic practices

    Recommended tobacco transplanting agronomic practices Farmers are encouraged to transplant ideal seedlings which would have been hardened in the seedbed to prepare them for the anticipated harsh field conditions Buhle Nkomo Correspondent September 1 is the earliest legislative date for transp…

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  • Making a difference through agriculture

    Making a difference through agriculture August 9, 2017 in sinessWhile a lot of resources continue to go into African agriculture, those supporting the sector are still to figure out at what point they will be sure to have made a difference through agriculture. To what extent can increasing yiel…

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  • Time to revive communal areas wetland rice farming

    Time to revive communal areas wetland rice farming Obert  Chifamba Agri-Insight e Sunday Mail of August 6, 2017, carried a story about a massive rice project that’s set to be rolled out by a local firm, Life Brand Agricultural Services in Masvingo Province. This project will be done on 10 000ha…

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