Piggery Project launched in Chinhoyi

By ZBC Reporter THE Deputy Minister of Women Affairs, Community, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Cde Jennifer Mhlanga has launched a Piggery Project in Mashonaland West Province. Speaking during the…

Nutrition gardens boost food security in Mbire

By ZBC Reporter EFFORTS to improve food security in semi-arid areas are gaining traction in Mbire with 10 000 villagers having received vegetable seeds for their nutrition gardens. Mbire experiences…

Decentralisation of tobacco auction floors embraced by farmers

By ZBC Reporter THE Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB) Covid-19 regulations which demand decentralisation of tobacco auction floors for the current season have come as a blessing in disguise…

Maize farmers appeal for payment in foreign currency

By ZBC Reporter MAIZE farmers in Goromonzi are appealing to the government to consider paying part of the producer price in foreign currency as is done with tobacco. Speaking to…

Agriculture equipment from Belarus arrives

By ZBC Reporter THE country has received the first batch of agriculture equipment from Belarus procured under an inter-governmental agreement worth 51 million United States dollars, as the government steps…

Masvingo targets over 300k winter maize production

By ZBC Reporter MASVINGO province is targeting more than 300 000 hectares for winter maize production in Chiredzi as the country moves towards ensuring food security. This comes at a…

Govt moves to replace obsolete equipment at agriculture research stations

By ZBC Reporter THE Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Water and Climate has acquired mechanisation equipment for its research stations in a move meant to improve the capacity of the important…

Low cost harvester unveiled in Seke

By Tendai Munengwa Farmers in Seke district got a shot in the arm following the unveiling of a new version of small harvester which shells maize and soya bean at…

Rich pickings for tobacco farmers

By Tendai Munengwa TOBACCO contract sales have kicked off in Harare with the best quality golden leaf fetching high prices ranging between US$4.85 up to US$5.10 per kilogram. The tobacco…

Zhove greenbelt project takes shape

By Innocent Nxumalo THE government’s vision of having a greenbelt from Zhove to Beitbridge is finally shaping up as private players come on board to maximise a huge under-utilised water…