Samuel Kadungure Senior Reporter BLAZING temperatures and the dry spell characterising Manicaland have caused untold anguish among farmers, as growth has stalled in crops, forcing some farmers to suspend field operations.
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Luthando Mapepa Chipinge Correspondent THE prevailing extreme high temperatures affecting most parts of the country are negatively impacting on macadamia yields in Chipinge District. Macadamia harvesting is expected to commence next month, but a number of farmers have seen their yields dwindling due to the high temperatures which are affecting both the quality and quantity […]
Blessing Rwizi Post Correspondent CHIMANIMANI-BASED permaculturist, Mr Julious Piti, has called on smallholder farmers to refrain from applying toxic chemicals on their land. Speaking during the 2017 International Permaculture Convergence (IPC) which was recently held in Hyderabad, India, Mr Piti, said toxic chemicals were a menace to soil, plants, animal and human lives.
Blessing Rwizi Farming Correspondent LOW banana prices are having a toll on farmers in Honde Valley as they are being forced to part with their perishable produce for a song. Farmers used to sale their bananas for 35 cents per kilogramme, but prices have dropped to 25 cents despite the high production costs.
Blessing Rwizi Post Correspondent SMALL and Medium Enterprises players in Mutare on Wednesday staged a peaceful demonstration against the management of Manicaland Agricultural Show Society for trying to elbow one tenant in support of a Harare businessman.
Blessing Rwizi Farming Correspondent HONDE Valley tea growers have called for a review of prices of their produce on the market citing high production costs. Most farmers are also blaming the cash crisis for the low market prices. Tea picking started this month with more than 1 000 farmers dotted across Zindi, Chikomba, Chavhanga, Samutete, […]
Arthur Marara Motivation for Success “We are what we repeatedly do; excellence then is not an act but a habit.” — Aristotle. This is an amazing truth that Aristotle shared thousands of years ago. He was in essence calling upon people to practice one principle, consistency. If we do things consistently, they become a part […]
Rumbidzayi Zinyuke Senior Reporter The value of transactions processed through the National Payment System (NPS) registered a 4 percent decline in the second week of October to $1,9 billion from $1,98 billion in the previous week on the back of a continued decline in Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) transactions. According to the latest weekly […]