Govt avails tractors and implements to DDF

By ZBC Reporter GOVERNMENT has handed over a consignment of tractors and implements to recapitalise the District Development Fund to assist farmers with tillage in the next summer cropping season.…

Government increases strategic grain reserves to 1.5 million

By Tendai Munengwa Government has increased Strategic Grain Reserves from 500 000 metric tonnes to 1.5 million, underpinned by this year’s bumper harvest and planning ahead for the next summer…

New Agric Curricula launched:Aims to transform rural households

By ZBC Reporter GOVERNMENT has launched the Agricultural Education for Development 5.0 Curricula which is expected to transform farming ventures into viable commercial entities. The new Curricula launched virtually by…

Philippines approves GMO ‘golden rice’ for commercial production

THE Philippines became the world’s first country Friday to approve the commercial production of genetically modified “golden rice” that experts hope will combat childhood blindness and save lives in the…

Farmers commend govt for availing more rural inputs schemes

By Tendai Munengwa Farmers have welcomed the move to ensure that the country is well prepared for the next summer cropping season with government having availed more input schemes to…

Govt starts paying cotton farmers

By Idah Mhetu and John Nhandara Lands, Agriculture, Fisheries, Water and Rural Resettlement Minister, Dr Anxious Masuka, says government has started paying the outstanding payments of $1.5 billion owed to…

Chimhanda Irrigation Scheme: 145 farmers benefit

By Wellington Makonese Government’s small-scale community irrigation scheme drive is reaping rewards, with the Chimhanda community of Rushinga attesting to socio-economic transformation in their constituency. Chimhanda Irrigation Scheme is now…

Soil conditioning blitz programme gathers momentum

ZBC Reporter The Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Fisheries, Water and Rural Resettlement’s soil conditioning blitz is progressing well, with the Department of Chemistry and Soil Research Institute done with six…

Wheat hectarage increases

By Wellington Makonese The winter wheat planting season has come to an end with the country recording a significant increase in terms of the targeted hectarage. A total of 65…

Cotton deliveries surge

By Tapiwa Machemedze Cotton deliveries have surged in Muzarabani in line with the peak period of the marketing season while payments.  Mountains of cotton bales characterise Cottco’s Muzarabani depot. In…