Farmers urged to embrace soil conservation and testing

By ZBC Reporter Farmers have been challenged to accelerate land preparation ahead of the summer cropping season after weather experts predicted normal to above normal rainfall. Leaching and erosion were…

Government targets rebuilding national herd

By ZBC Reporter THE Government has launched the climate proofed presidential livestock input support scheme in Marondera to boost the depleted national herd. In an effort to rebuild the national…

Farmers to receive pineapple organic certification

By Tamuka Charakupa AT least forty-five smallholder pineapple farmers in Rusitu Valley in Chipinge are set to benefit from an organic certification of their pineapples that will see them tap…

Government imports chemicals from China to deal with quelea birds

By Tafara Chikumira GOVERNMENT has come up with a roadmap to deal with the marauding quelea birds that are wreaking havoc in the Midlands Province. Officials from the Ministry of…

Government to roll out Pfumvudza cotton programme

By ZBC Reporter Government will roll out the climate proof Pfumvudza Programme for cotton farmers during the next summer cropping season, in a move aimed at improving the production of…

SADC predicts normal to above normal rains for the region

The Southern Africa Regional Climate Outlook Forum has predicted that the bulk of the SADC region is likely to receive normal to above-normal rainfall for most of the period October to December…

‘Up-to-date weather forecasts to mitigate climate change’

By Mhlomuli Ncube Regional climate stakeholders converging in Victoria Falls have underscored the need for up to date weather forecasts to mitigate the effects of climate change. As weather patterns…

UK food industry begs government to introduce new visa for workers as labour shortages mount

THE UK food and drink sector has called for a temporary visa class to be established for urgently required workers, such as lorry drivers. A new cross-industry report has urged…

Farmers who default Command Agric terms to face repercussions

By ZBC Reporter The National Enhanced Agriculture Productivity Scheme (NEAPS), commonly known as Command Agriculture, or Special Agriculture Programme for Import Substitution, initiated in 2016, has laid a solid foundation…

Group of elders making a nutritional difference

By Memory Chamisa SENIOR citizens in Harare’s Glenview 1 suburb have defied the odds by growing fresh, nutritious vegetables to supply nearby markets, boosting income and the health of the…