Monday, January 20, 2020

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The world has come a long way towards ensuring food security. However, all the good work of the past has the potential to be...

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Automated machine learning leads to faster model building while democratizing use and increasing implementation. Expert Mike Gualtieri answers major questions about the rising tech. Data...

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

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Side Bar Two
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...
Interested in growing your business? There are a variety of ways to do so; but how do you know which strategy is right for your venture? A market product grid helps companies plot out their growth strategy and visualize the risks associated with expansion. It can help key leaders make decisions around product development, distribution, marketing, and even hiring. The...
Most farmers in the country have planted their summer crops and today we invite an Agricura agronomist to walk with us on the use of post-germination or post-emergent herbicides for groundnuts post-emergent herbicide combination. Agil 0.5 - 2 liters per hectare + Bentazone/Basagran 3 liters per hectare, mix these two herbicides with 200 liters of water, do not spray during...