Thursday, January 23, 2020

Competitive fish farming

Zimbabwe Fish Producers Association (ZFPA) stated that the country’s aquaculture sector can produce “20 000 metric tonnes of fish, creating 10 000 direct jobs...

Tropical Race 4 A Threat to Global Banana Production

Tropical Race 4 (TR4) strain of Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. cubense is one of the main threats facing producers and workers in the banana industry....

Mozambique: Government sets this year’s elephant hunting quota at 25 animals – A Verdade

The government has determined that 25 pachyderms may be legally shot in Mozambique by the end this year. Environmentalists complain to @Verdade that the criteria...

Operation Pollinator is helping growers in China improve their kiwi fruit yields and quality...

In the kiwi fruit orchards of Sichuan province, China, plant pollination used to be done by hand, and was time-consuming, labor-intensive and costly. Because...

The desert: hot, dry, and perfect for fish production

Groundwater extracted from arid areas is often unsuitable for irrigation, but it would be ideal for aquaculture. The desert: hot, dry, and perfect for fish...

AI Ventures Into Wildlife, Some Fascinating Stories

Artificial Intelligence (AI) when combined with any existing form of technology, amplifies the entire experience and performance of the same. Keeping this in mind,...

Assessment of Forest Opening Up with Multi-criteria Analysis

This paper examines the compatibility of the opening-up forest works with the natural environment of the public forest of Krousion and evaluates the contribution...

Kenyan government sets aside US $103,404 for fish processing plant

The Kenya government, through the Nakuru County government, has set aside US $103,404 for setting up a fish processing plant. The plant will be...

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Midlands Command Agriculture Grain Production Package Unveiled for the 2019-20 Season

The government has unveiled an integrated Command Agriculture support for farmers to till 20 000 to boost local food production and guarantee food security...
Side Bar Two
As buttressed in the Transitional Stabilization Program(TSP),Agriculture is one of the key drivers for socio-economic growth, poverty reduction and food security. In Midlands almost all of the communal people are dependent on agriculture however we are in the face of climate change therefore there is a shift focus towards Irrigation agriculture-the new frontier in the agricultural system which is...
It is green and known to be healthy: broccoli. In Europe, the Netherlands ranks among its most important exporting countries. The Gebr. Hoff en Zonen company cultivates in Andijk in Western Frisia. Freshly harvested, the broccoli finds its way to the packing hall to get prepared for delivery to supermarkets. The packing plant has been developed by Tegra Systems,...
The Centre for Conflict Management and Transformation, (CCMT) has been instrumental in enhancing the management of Irrigation Schemes in the Midlands Province. The organisation assists farmers manage productive challenges between farmers and between the farmers and other institutions and stakeholders. The organisation has assisted farmers work together as teams in purchasing Agro-inputs, securing markets for their produce and decision making...
Insukamini Irrigation Scheme is the winner of the coveted National Irrigation Competition 2019 as part of the Zimbabwe Government integrated programme to increase investment on rehabilitation of irrigation infrastructure; increase food output from irrigated areas as well as establishment of new irrigation infrastructure. It has grown very evident that irrigation has become the most important productivity determinant in light of...
Rain fed agriculture has proved to be very unreliable and noncompetitive considering rising climate change impacts and vulnerability among smallholder and rural farmers in the country. To respond to the worsening food and nutrition insecurity in the country arising from an unreliable rain season, the Minister of Agriculture, lands, Water  and Rural Resettlement, Retired Chief Air Marshal Perrence Shiri, speaking...