Rains improve availability of food in the Covid-19 era

By ZBC Reporter COMMUNAL farmers in Gwanda say the summer season has come with a change of fortune in the food situation at a time when most families were facing…

Small holder farmers begin soybean production

Small holder farmers have for the first time ventured into soybean production and planted over 12 thousand hectares so far, a development expected to contribute significantly to the national output.…

Maize hectarage surpasses 1.5 million target

An initial maize production reduction report indicates that the country surpassed the set target of 1.5 million hectares for this summer cropping season, because of the Pfumvudza/Intswasa and Command Agriculture…

Govt to capacitate small scale irrigation schemes

By Tamuka Charakupa The Government says it is working on promoting small scale irrigation schemes across the country to achieve national food security. The Minister the Lands, Agriculture, Water and…

Dr Masuka calls for urgent reforms at GMB

Government has challenged the board of directors at the Grain Marketing Board (GMB) to reform the parastatal and ensure it becomes an active participant in driving the country’s economic growth…

Prospects of grain surplus high this summer cropping season

By Owen MandovhaThe implementation of the Agriculture and Food Systems Transformation Strategy is showing encouraging progress, with the Government indicating that Zimbabwe is likely to record a grain surplus for…

Armyworm outbreak hits Zim

An outbreak of the fall armyworm has been reported in various parts of the country with farmers being called upon to work with Agritex Officers to contain the devastating pests.…

Hope for farmers in drought prone Gwanda

Small holder farmers in Gwanda have expressed hope of a better 2020 /2021 summer cropping season, as rains continue to pound various parts of the country. It had been a…

2020 in Agriculture: A historic year

Tendai Munengwa Year 2020 will be remembered as historic when the launch of the Agriculture Recovery Plan by President Emmerson Mnangagwa has paid dividends towards a record wheat crop while…

Bubi launches tillage programme

By Mhlomuli Ncube Matabeleland North Province has officially launched the 2021 Agricultural season tillage programme in Bubi District. Officially launching the programme whose target is to promote food security, the…