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Dumisani Nsingo, Senior Farming Reporter PROSPECTS of a bumper harvest have further been brightened as the area under maize crop increased by 500 000 hectares in February alone, as some farmers only planted after realising the country was receiving good rains, a Cabinet Minister has said. ...

ONE of the key aspects of good animal husbandry practice is animal health management. ...

Dumisani Nsingo, Senior Farming Reporter BULAWAYO-BASED women and girl child empowering non-governmental organisation, Upfumi Kumadzimai-Inotho Kubomama will soon rollout an extensive free range chicken programme aimed at improving livelihoods in poverty-stricken communities. ...

Busisa Moyo Dumisani Nsingo, Senior Business Reporter AGRO-PROCESSING firm, United Refineries Limited is still to utilise its state-of-the-art stockfeed manufacturing plant it acquired from India about three years ago due to an acute shortage of soya beans and cotton in the country. ...

Dickson Mangena, Business Reporter THE Zimbabwe Grain Millers’ Association (GMAZ) has committed to purchasing more than 800 000 tonnes of maize directly from farmers this season as part of supporting Government efforts to absorb farm yields following a successful farming season. ...

Dr Joseph Made Robin Muchetu, Senior Reporter THE Government through Arda will resume cotton growing at the Antelope Estate at Maphisa Growth Point to reposition the farm as the hub of cotton growing in Matabeleland South. ...

Zimbabwe Agricultural Society chief executive officer Dr Anxious Masuka Dumisani Nsingo, Senior Farming Reporter PLANS are underway to form a National Association of Agricultural Society, a move aimed creating a platform to enhance the country’s agricultural sector through active participation by stakeholders. ...

Dumisani Nsingo, Senior Business Reporter THE Government has started disbursing funds to the Grain Marketing Board (GMB) to acquire critical grain storage resources in anticipation of improved deliveries following the heavy rains received throughout the country that have since increased prospects for improved yields. ...

IN my interactions with a number of smallholder livestock farmers across most parts of the Matabeleland region, I find one common thing concerning their enterprise. ...

Andrew Langa Nozibelo Maphosa, Sunday News Reporter A Non-Governmental Organisation, the Zimbabwe Project Trust (ZimPro) on Friday handed over an irrigation scheme to the community in Filabusi, Matabeleland South, that was completed in February. ...