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Ngonidzashe Chiutsi Agriculture Correspondent THE Agricultural and Rural Development Authority (Arda) has introduced new drought tolerant seed maize varieties suitable for dry regions like Matabeleland, the parastatal’s agronomist Mr Jimmy Mukiwa has said. ...

Farming Issues  Mhlupheki Dube IN my extensive travels especially within the rural districts of Matabeleland South, North and Midlands provinces, I always come across farmers who once they recognise me as a farming columnist of this paper they advance the same passionate plea about unfair livestock buying ...

Business Reporter THE Grain Marketing Board needs more than $2 million to start operations at its stock feeds manufacturing plant in Norton. ...

Ngonidzashe Chiutsi Agriculture Correspondent THE Agricultural and Rural Development Authority (Arda) says there was a positive response by companies to a tender floated inviting businesses for joint ventures at some of its estates ...

Cattle being dipped at a diptank Roberta Katunga in Binga THE workforce at Bulawayo Kraal Irrigation Scheme in Binga has been reduced drastically from about 60 employees to 15 due to financial constraints despite construction being at ...

Farming Issues Mhlupheki Dube I HAD an opportunity to visit Gokwe dairy farmers and I left the area with a full conviction that given adequate support, smallholder dairy farming can contribute significantly both to ...

It is feared that most farmers in Matabeleland are likely to boycott winter wheat and barley cropping due to lack of resources Farming Reporter THE area to be put under wheat crop in Matabeleland region is likely to decline drastically this season as farmers are struggling to raise adequate funds to purchase inputs. ...

Dumisani Nsingo Farming Reporter THE Government will soon enact a legal instrument that guides parties on contract farming as part of measures to deal with inherent disputes that have been associated with the ...

Ngonidzashe Chiutsi Agriculture Correspondent A 21-MEMBER group of sack potato farmers in Sizinda, Bulawayo, was left stunned after harvesting a paltry four packets of potatoes against anticipated yields of 200 packets after planting seed in 500 sacks. ...

 Mhlupeki Dube  Farming Issues ONE question that has continuously dogged my mind with respect to beef prices is why are the price changes felt only by the producers and not the consumers? ...