Freedom Mutanda Post Correspondent A Middle Sabi farmer, Mr Lucky Mhlanga, has joined thousands of farmers who are set to reap rich rewards from their involvement in the much vaunted Command Agriculture that is set to change the face of industry and the economy this year.
Samuel Kadungure Senior Farming Reporter SMALL-SCALE tobacco growers must book in their crop before delivery if normalcy is to return at the auction floors as this will give the system an estimated volume of the golden leaf to be supplied and inform the respective banks of monetary equivalence each farmer may require after transacting.
Blessing Rwizi Farming Correspondent HONEY farmers in Ward Four of Chipinge District are facing threats from ants that colonised their beehives, prior to the beginning of the rainy season.
Senior Reporter THE Zimbabwe National Water Authority has started disconnecting thousands of defaulting irrigators, among other defaulting clients, in a move that will compromise productivity at farms and irrigation schemes countrywide.
Samuel Kadungure Senior Reporter THE multi-million tobacco industry – whose 2017 marketing season opened on Wednesday with everything pointing to a fantastic year – is set to release about 215 million kilogrammes with potential to rake in $700 million which will go a long way to improve the foreign currency situation in the country.
Blessing Rwizi Post Correspondent UNAVAILABILITY of groundnuts locally has compromised production of peanut butter, a situation which has led local producers resorting to importing the nuts from regional countries.
Samuel Kadungure Senior Reporter BOOKINGS of tobacco bales at auction floors in readiness for the 2017 tobacco selling season which opens next Wednesday have started with Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board unveiling an e-marketing system that allows growers to “deliver the crop and go” instead of spending days and nights at the floors.
Samuel Kadungure Senior Reporter BENEFICIAL rains fell in portions ensuring a wet and favourable 2016-17 growing season across Zimbabwe, but the brightest smiles are on inhabitants of abnormally dry regions where successive seasons of failed rains led to food, water shortages and massive livestock deaths which undermined their livelihoods.
Blessing Rwizi Post Correspondent ZIMBABWE Farmers’ Union has partnered with Econet to offer funeral cover and other farming related services to farmers as individuals or groups.