Thursday, October 17, 2019

Minister of State Dr. Evelyn Ndlovu Tours Struggling Bannock Burn Irrigation Scheme in Zvishavane

The Minister of State in Vice President Chiwenga’s office, Dr. Evelyn Ndlovu, has expressed outrage at the struggling Bannock Burn irrigation scheme farmers, in...

Zimbabwe Can Produce More Food Through Irrigation

Zimbabwe is blessed with extensive irrigable landmass; several water bodies, perennial riverine systems, swamps, dams, streams and rivulets and even ground water that is...

Pit Beds an Innovative Method to Preserve Nutrients

Farmers can produce heathy, high quality crops in fixed pit beds that ensure that their crops are able to get all required nutrients at...

“I did not expect soil monitoring to provide so many new insights”

Opening and closing the window automatically: it has been done for years by growers who use sensors to monitor and control their greenhouse climate....

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...

Hydroponic dandelions hold the key for a critical resource

In today’s world, natural rubber is a critical component of developed economies — it remains impossible to drive a car, fly a plane or...

Save Money and Grow Your Own Vegetables Hydroponically

Inflation in South Africa is rising continually at about 6.25% per annum, and you only have to go to your local supermarket to verify...

Getting started with hydroponics

NASA plant physiologist Ray Wheeler checks onions being grown using hydroponic techniques. It is hoped that hydroponics can be used to help sustain astronauts during...

ZimFund Water and Sanitation Project receives community praise

In Zimbabwe, ZimFund and the Harare City Council recently held a workshop to exchange knowledge with beneficiaries about projects in their communities, including Urgent...

The difference half a degree of global warming can make

The ‘Global Warming of 1.5˚C’ report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change highlights several climate change impacts that could be avoided by limiting...

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