Monday, January 20, 2020

Violence takes a toll on farmers – agri associations

The scenes of widespread violence seen across South Africa in recent weeks have raised alarm among organised agricultural organisations. Agri SA and the African...

USAID-funded Feed the Future Zimbabwe Livestock Development Programme Boost Smallholder Dairy Production

The Feed the Future Zimbabwe Livestock Development Programme is working with 7,000 smallholder beef and dairy farmers to boost beef and dairy production, family...

Markets: Missing link for smallholder farmers

He could see men and women working in the fields, little moving dots against the bright green of maize plants. Mariga felt at peace...

How, why transacting is small part of market linkages

Reducing market linkages to transactions is one of the major reasons why efforts to integrate smallholder farmers into value chains have failed to transform...

Mozambique considers retaliating against SA, Zimbabwe and Malawi for blocking national exports

South Africa and Zimbabwe have created administrative difficulties preventing Mozambican companies from exporting their products under the SADC Protocol, Minister Ragendra de Sousa told...

Zimbabwe Introduces Export Diversification as a Strategy for Closing the Trade Deficit

The Zimbabwe export promotion agency, ZimTrade has lined up a number of export development and promotion activities that will contribute to the reversal of...

SAZ Ensuring Exports Standards & Certification Competitiveness

The Zimbabwe Standards Association, ZAS, has developed integrated conformity assessment services, certification, calibration, surveillance, inspection, auditing and registration services systems to promote exports quality...

Zim acts on agriculture equipment deficit

Zimbabwe, with a deficit of 33 000 tractors, 500 000 combine harvesters and 10 000 planters, is courting Belarus and John Deere for the...

Pioneering green bond fund to focus on emerging markets

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) and HSBC Global Asset Management announced the establishment of the first global green bond fund targeting “real economy” issuers...

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...

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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
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...