Presidential rural horticulture programme transforms Mangwe

By Providence Maraneli THE recently established Jinjika garden in Mangwe district under the presidential rural horticulture scheme has started transforming the lives of most villagers who are now eking a…

Cotton farmers optimistic of a bumper harvest

By Mercy Bofu THE cotton crop planted under the Pfumvudza programme is doing well in Masvingo, with farmers optimistic of a bumper harvest on the back of good rains the…

43 cattle die from suspected theileriosis in Gwatemba

By Providence Maraneli A theileriosis outbreak scare has hit Matabeleland South Province following the death of 43 cattle in Gwatemba and Lancaster areas in Insiza district. The disease that decimated…

Over ZWL$4 billion raised from AFC Holdings agro-bills

By Tendai Munengwa THE establishment of AFC Holdings is yielding intended results, with the institution having raised over four billion Zimbabwe dollars to finance the agriculture sector this summer cropping…

Intwasa transforms Matabeleland South Province

By Providence Maraneli THE transformation of the usually dry Matabeleland South province into an agriculture success story is on course with farmers confident of a bumper harvest this summer cropping…

National milk production projected to increase by 15% this year

By Kenias Chivuzhe MILK production is expected to go up by at least 15 percent this year on the back of massive government support to the dairy sector. Lamour farm…

ARDA rolls out sunflower production across the country

By Tafara Chikumira STATE entity, Agricultural and Rural Development Authority (ARDA) has rolled out massive sunflower production across the country as part of government efforts to enhance import substitution on…

Mash West: Cotton farmers buoyant

By Regis Mhako COTTON farmers from Makonde District who were a cut above the rest last season are optimistic of good yields this year, despite the late onset of rains.…

Bulk of wheat farmers repay their command agriculture loans

By Tendai Munengwa WHEAT farmers who benefited under Command Agriculture last year have received a thumbs up after 85 percent of them repaid their loans. In a move expected to…

Government pins rural industrialisation on agriculture

By Wellington Makonese THE agricultural sector is on an upward trajectory, with government revealing plans for further expansion through an initiative dubbed the Rural Agriculture Development Plan to spur rural…