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Agricultural News

  • Foot and Mouth outbreak hits Mvuma

    Foot and Mouth outbreak hits Mvuma December 15, 2017 Local NewsDLANDS &a&ORTH-WEST cadia Mavhudzi Herald correspondentoot-and-mouth disease outbreak has hit Mvuma District in the Midlands Province and might spread if urgent action is not taken. An official with the Midlands Veterinary…

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  • Big producer woes spur Fairhill Chickens’ growth

    Big producer woes spur Fairhill Chickens’ growth   emore Zigara, Midlands CorrespondentRU-based poultry producer Fairhill Chickens has recorded a steady growth in sales due to increased demand of its products. Fairhill Chickens produces about 30 000 birds per week and has a hu…

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  • Met office warns of thunderstorms(1)

    Met office warns of thunderstorms   Pamela Shumba, Senior ReporterTHE Meteorological Services Department (MSD) has warned of scattered violent thunderstorms that may be accompanied by lightning and strong winds in some parts of the country today. The department urged people to t…

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  • Indebted farmers abandon fields

    Indebted farmers abandon fields December 14, 2017 MASVINGO &&SOUTH-WEST Tawanda Mangoma in ChiredziSome sugarcane farmers here have reportedly abandoned their fields after failing to settle debts with various service providers and input suppliers, with debts accrued reaching as much as $100…

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  • Moving beyond the green revolution

    Moving beyond the green revolution December 14, 2017 Features, Opinion &&Analysis Conflict, poverty, environmental disruptions and a growing population all contribute to the region’s inability to feed itself. To tackle hunger, the continent needs to find new, integrated approaches e…

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  • Tobacco firms get nod to decentralise

    Tobacco firms get nod to decentralise December 14, 2017 Business Dr Matibiri Martin Kadzere Senior Business Reportermbabwe’s tobacco auction companies have been given the green light to decentralise their operations during the next marketing season starting in March next year in a m…

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  • Govt targets 350 000t of wheat

    Govt targets 350 000t of wheat December 14, 2017 Business Minister Chinamasa Livingstone Marufu Business ReporterVERNMENT is targeting 350 000 tonnes of wheat in the next three years to guarantee sufficient domestic wheat supplies and to reduce reliance on imports. Zimbabwe needs ab…

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  • Erratic rains affect tobacco transplanting

    Erratic rains affect tobacco transplanting December 14, 2017 Local NewsSH WEST &a&ASH CENTRAL rtunate Gora Mashonaland West CorrespondentATIC rains being experienced in most parts of Mashonaland West Province have affected planting of the dry land tobacco crop. Seed beds planted in…

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  • Mutasa records highest rainfall

    Mutasa records highest rainfall December 14, 2017 Local NewsNICALAND &a&ASH EAST ert Chifamba Manicaland BureauASA Weather Station tops the list of areas in Manicaland Province that have received the highest accumulated rainfall to date, with 262mm, followed by Mayo with 248mm and Nya…

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  • Mash East sets maize target

    Mash East sets maize target December 14, 2017 Local NewsNICALAND &a&ASH EAST tendo Rori Mash East Correspondenthonaland East Province has set a target to put close to 230 000 hectares under maize this season, of which 55 000 hectares will be under Command Agriculture. In an intervie…

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