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Dumisani Nsingo, Senior Farming Reporter A GUARANTEED market for fresh vegetables has managed to enable most horticulture farmers in Matabeleland North to sustain the viability of their agricultural enterprises in the wake of the prevailing cash crunch in the country. ...

Nhlalwenhle Ngwenya, Business Correspondent THE local poultry industry is slowly recovering from the impact of avian chicken flu outbreak which affected major chicken breeders, leading to a shortage of table eggs and day-old chicks. ...

Walter in Masvingo MASVINGO province is set to plant 10 million lemon fruit trees as the demand for lemon fruit, a raw material used by Schweppes Limited, has been increasing. ...

Mhlupheki Dube WHEN driving along most of the national highways, it is common to come across livestock grazing on the edges of the road and this obviously may lead to traffic accidents. ...

Wilson Dakwa, Business Reporter FARMERS should research on markets, form clusters and acquire internationally recognised certification prior to engaging in exports, an expert has said. ...

Loveness Mpofu, Sunday News Reporter AT LEAST 5 000 tonnes of maize are expected to be harvested at Bulawayo Kraal Irrigation Scheme in Binga which planted its first crop this year after the intervention of First Lady Dr Grace Mugabe. ...

Mhlupheki Dube THIS week we look at management of goat kids or lambs in sheep. ...

The Pot Bury Irrigation Scheme wheat crop under threat Dumisani Nsingo, Senior Farming Reporter MEMBERS of Pot Bury Irrigation Scheme in the Mbalabala area of Umzingwane District, Matabeleland South are in despair as their prospects of salvaging anything from their wheat crop have all but vanished after thieves stole electricity cables in the area, cutting power supplies...

Mhlupheki Dube I ATTENDED a meeting in Lupane for a beef and leather value chain development project. ...

Mhlupheki Dube ONE of the contentious issues in almost all agriculture-based value chains is the buying price offered to producers of various agricultural commodities. Producers always complain that buyers are offering below optimum prices for their commodities while buyers complain that farmers demand prices which are not viable for businesspeople. ...