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5 days ago | November 17, 2019

Lupane women adopt climate smart agriculture

Nkosilathi Sibanda in Lupane WOMEN farmers in Lupane’s Simunyu Village have committed to adopt climate smart agriculture ...

Seeking professional help an important herd management practice

 Mhlupheki Dube PASSING by one farm in Mangwe District I came across some villagers struggling with a recumbent cow.  A ...

2 weeks ago | November 10, 2019

Tobacco industry challenged on auction facilities

Chrispen Gumunyu in Karoi, Business Reporter  THE Government has urged the Tobacco Industry Marketing Board to invest in ...

Managing the drought transition period for your livestock

Mhlupheki Dube  WE are approaching mid-November and conversations are getting desperate because the country has largely ...

3 weeks ago | November 3, 2019

Land preps begin . . . As farmers start dry planting

Mollet Ndebele and Sinokuthaba Dube, Farming Reporters FARMERS, both commercial and rural have started preparations for ...

Livestock poverty deaths, serious cause for concern in the industry

Mhlupheki Dube  LAST week we carried a sad but very common story about cattle dying of starvation in Matabeleland South. ...

4 weeks ago | October 27, 2019

The 2019 annual beef school, a few take home lessons

Mhlupheki Dube THE annual beef school has come and gone, this time in Bulawayo.  As expected, it lived to its usual top ...

1 month ago | October 20, 2019

Government in irrigation devices efficiency drive

Chrispen Gumunyu, Business Reporter THE Government is set to install more devices to measure moisture in the soil at ...

Planned human settlement important for rangeland management in ...

Mhlupheki Dube AFTER having a conversation with some smallholder communal livestock farmers in various parts of the ...

1 month ago | October 13, 2019

Peas top fresh produce exports

Dumisani Nsingo, Senior Farming Reporter PEAS production is continuously catapulting the growth of the country’s ...

Conviction of livestock thieves is not enough justice for farmers

Mhlupheki Dube  THIS is one article which I should begin with a disclaimer because I am in a territory in which I am ...

Youth in Agriculture seek funding

Costa Mataga, Farming Reporter AN organisation representing young farmers, Youth In Agriculture has appealed to the ...

2 months ago | October 6, 2019

‘Fund farmers with proven track record’

Dumisani Nsingo, Senior Farming Reporter  ONE of Matabeleland region’s renowned livestock farmers and Agricultural and ...

Revival of formal district livestock markets important for animal ...

Mhlupheki Dube ONE common feature in livestock marketing circles across most districts is the near collapse of the ...