Invest in crop diversification to ensure food security

By ZBC Reporter THE Department of Extension Services in the Ministry of Land, Agriculture, Water and Rural Resettlement has called on farmers to invest in crop diversification as an instrument…

Over 40 000 hectares of vegetation lost in Mash-Central Province annually

By ZBC Reporter MASHONALAND central Province loses vegetation averaging 40 000 hectares annually due to tobacco curing. The Forestry Commission this Friday launched a tree planting initiative dubbed “Tobacco Wood…

John Deere tractor deal: 525 tractors arrival imminent

By ZBC Reporter GOVERNMENT will in the next few days start receiving agriculture equipment under the 50 million United States dollar deal signed with global tractor manufacturer, John Deere. What…

Govt moves in to avert the spread of African fall army worm

By ZBC Reporter GOVERNMENT has deployed experts and distributed chemicals in Midlands Province to contain the spread of the African fall army worm. The African fall army worm detected in…

Govt engages investor to grow Lucerne grass

By ZBC Reporter THE government has engaged a private investor to grow Lucerne grass in Chiredzi, a development that will boost livestock production in the Lowveld and earn the country…

Every citizen will have access to food: VP Mohadi

By ZBC Reporter The government will marshal all its resources to ensure that no one dies of hunger. This was said by Vice President, Kembo Mohadi after meeting United Nations…

Farming inputs delayed

By ZBC Reporter Several farmers who have signed up for the agro-yield schemes being facilitated by a local bank are yet to receive fertilisers resulting in long queues at the…

China’s farmers reap rich harvest through video-sharing apps

“DO you want a piece?” beekeeper Ma Gongzuo says, looking into the camera of a friend’s smartphone before biting into the dripping comb of amber-coloured honey. The clip goes out…

Mash East benefits from DDF free tillage Programme

THE PEOPLE of Wedza in Mashonaland East province have welcomed the District Development Fund (DDF) free tillage programme after many villagers lost their cattle due to the El Nino-induced drought…

Agritex calls for increased production

THE DEPARTMENT of Agricultural Extension Services(Agritex) in the Ministry Of Lands, Agriculture, Water and Rural Resettlement in Mashonaland East has emphasized on the need to increase productivity to improve food…