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One of the beneficiaries of Greenfield Garden project Ms Theresia Jubane (58) waters her garden at Emganwini suburb on Wednesday Dumisani Nsingo, Senior Farming Reporter RESIDENTS from the high-density suburb of Emganwini in Bulawayo have turned a 3,5 hectare piece of land into a thriving urban market garden which has begun to transform livelihoods of a number of impoverished...

Munyaradzi Musiiwa, Midlands Correspondent STAKEHOLDERS have been urged to prioritise production at Mundi-Mataga Irrigation scheme and stop the bickering which has over the years halted the transformation of the scheme which has the potential to uplift rural Mberengwa and turn Mataga Growth Point into a thriving modern settlement. ...

Mrs Mainah Ndlovu of Banda Village at Menyezwa ward in Lupane District, Matabeleland North Province shows two of three heifers under Government’s ongoing Special Livestock, Fisheries and Wildlife Programme at her homestead’s kraal on Wednesday Dumisani Nsingo, Senior Farming Reporter IT’S a chilly Wednesday and the sun is setting and Mrs Mainah Ndlovu stands a stone’s...

Mhlupheki Dube THE consequence of the much justified reduction of the number of road blocks is among other things now contributing to the increase in incidents of stock theft. ...

Dumisani Nsingo, Senior Farming Reporter THE distribution of cattle under Government’s  Special Livestock, Fisheries and Wildlife Programme is in full swing with a number of farmers in Matabeleland region having received their animals. ...

  Mhlupheki Dube A DISCUSSION with players in the livestock sector, specifically the beef industry in the past week revealed that there is already a short supply of cattle in the market. ...

Judith Phiri, Farming Reporter THE Government has vowed not to license the donkey abattoir in Bulawayo as slaughtering of the animals is unlawful in the country, an official said. ...

Dumisani Nsingo, Farming Reporter THE Government’s artificial insemination (AI) project for the rural livestock revitalisation programme is set to play an integral role towards enhancing the genetics of the country’s cattle herd as it moves to resume beef exports. ...

Farming Issues with Mhlupheki Dube THE ongoing reintegration of the departments of the Ministry of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development should be commended for the singular positive effect this streamline will bring back to the ministry. ...

Mhlupheki Dube WE are now into the dry season and most farmers like to wean their calves around this time of the year. Their reason is that the dry season is the period when animals are under a lot of nutritional stress due to the dwindling and deteriorating pastures. Therefore, to lessen the nutritional drain burden on lactating cows farmers opt for early wean. This...