Thursday, August 22, 2019

Who will water your plants when you are gone for the weekend?

The demand for ease in the garden is becoming increasingly important among consumers and therefore, more and more pot and containers manufacturers are tapping...

Embrace organic cropping, smallholder farmers urged

Smallholder farmers in Masvingo Province have been urged to embrace organic cropping, which is environment-friendly and also gives them access to global markets. The Permanent...

Growing tomatoes: know the varieties

An advantage of home-grown tomatoes is that they can be vine-ripened. Tomatoes contain lycopene, a potent antioxidant that lowers the risk of chronic diseases....

New department to drive horticulture development

Government is set to come up with a horticulture department to ensure the sector is cushioned through policies and strategies aimed at transforming agriculture...

Growing garlic: a golden opportunity for SA farmers

South Africa imports most of the garlic sold in the country, but the local industry can thrive if farmers work together and produce good-quality...

Tissue-cultured bananas: uniform and high-yielding

Establishing a healthy orchard starts with choosing the correct plant material. In South Africa’s only laboratory of its type, banana plants are cultivated from...

Farming systems, opportunities, challenges, future insights in Zimbabwe

THE nature of farming systems in this country has been transformed over the years and continue to be modelled and re-aligned to the regional...

Zimbabwe fresh produce secures US$8m European market

ZIMBABWEAN companies are exporting an array of fresh produce to the European market after clinching orders amounting to US$8m at the Fruit Logistica Show...

Our commitments to improve the sustainability of agriculture

Equipping farmers with innovative technologies and sustainable practices is essential to creating a more sustainable food system. This view is supported by the recent...

DIY Small Scale Vermiculture

Vermiculture is a very worthwhile home garden and school project. The educational benefit of sharing a worm farm with young children is of inestimable...

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The Zimbabwe Dairy Industry Trust Embarks on a Milk Mapping and...

The Zimbabwe Dairy Industry Trust has embarked on a milk mapping and baseline survey to explore the Zimbabwe milk production competitiveness requirements and to...