Thursday, January 23, 2020

Evaluating the success of the Livestock Identification and Traceability System in Zimbabwe

The Livestock Identification and Traceability System, (LITS) in Zimbabwe has been an efficient, invaluable and powerful central animal database to identify livestock owners, monitor...

Livestock diseases cost SADC millions:FAO

THE Food and Agriculture Organization says livestock diseases are depriving communities of substantial income in the Southern Africa region and curtailing entry into lucrative...

Biosecurity: your first line of defence against disease

According to Dr Fambies van Biljon, effective biosecurity entails preventing, as far as possible, contact between an existing flock of chickens and anything that...

Tips for better chicken house heating and ventilation

To raise healthy and uniform birds in a chicken house, it is essential to maintain optimal heating and ventilation at all times. Sonét Roux,...

How to manage brucellosis on your farm – tips from top vets

A widespread problem in sub-Saharan Africa, bovine brucellosis can cripple a cattle or dairy farming operation. As no cure is available, all infected animals...

New dairy breed

A recently introduced German dual purpose breed Fleckvieh became a darling of local dairy farmers.They have been seeking information on how they can introduce...

Swift action contains swine fever outbreak

The African swine fever outbreak on a game farm in North West does not pose any risks for South Africa’s commercial pig producers, according...

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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...