Agriculture

2 months ago | December 30, 2018

Value added calf management programme important for smallholder ...

Mhlupheki Dube LAST week we discussed on the bovine respiratory disease in calves, focusing on the causative factors and ...

2 months ago | December 23, 2018

Agriculture experts call on Government intervention on cattle deaths

Dumisani Nsingo, Senior Farming Reporter FARMING experts are calling on the Government and non-governmental ...

Farmers bemoan high bank interest rates

Thandeka Matebesi, Business Reporter FARMERS are saying the interest rates being charged by banks are stifling the ...

Bovine respiratory disease in calves

Mhlupheki Dube MORTALITIES of two calves reported to me by farmers in Bubi and Bulilima districts inspired this week’s ...

Call for speedy distribution of small grains

Dumisani Nsingo, Senior Farming Reporter THE Department of Crop and Livestock Production has called on farmers to ...

2 months ago | December 16, 2018

Modern livestock marketing model important

Mhlupheki Dube ONE component of the livestock value chain, which is very important but often misunderstood by farmers, ...

2 months ago | December 9, 2018

Farmers should adopt other forms of draught power to preserve ...

Mhlupheki Dube ONE of the painful things I meet as a livestock farmer and advisor during this time of the year is the ...

Cattle poverty deaths go up

Dumisani Nsingo, Senior Farming Reporter THE prolonged dry spell prevailing in the country has culminated in a number of ...

3 months ago | December 2, 2018

Arda steps up plantations drive

Dumisani Nsingo, Senior Farming Reporter THE Agricultural and Rural Development Authority (Arda) has stepped up efforts ...

Livestock farmers need disaster risk preparedness training

  Mhlupheki Dube THIS past week and perhaps the preceding one unfolded with horror stories for most smallholder ...

Esigodini fruit processing plant in need of funding

Dumisani Nsingo, Senior Business Reporter THE establishment of the state-of-the-art fruit processing and canning plant ...

3 months ago | November 30, 2018

International Fund for Agricultural Development headed for Zim

Dumisani Nsingo THE President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Mr Gilbert Houngbo will ...

3 months ago | November 25, 2018

Farmers use sickles to harvest wheat

Dumisani Nsingo, Senior Farming Reporter COMMUNAL farmers at Valley Irrigation Scheme in Matobo District, Matabeleland ...

Farmer practical exposure a critical training tool

  Mhlupheki Dube A DISCUSSION with some feedlot farmers after they sold their animals during the past week opened ...