Agriculture

3 months ago | November 11, 2018

Agricultural production important for stimulating economic revival

Mhlupheki Dube WHILE the economy is self-correcting and trying to find an equilibrium as economists tell us, it is ...

BCC to lease two farms

Charleen Ndlovu, Farming Reporter THE Bulawayo City Council (BCC) is leasing out its two farms, Aisleby and Good Hope to ...

NGOs call for indigenous chickens

Thandeka Matebese, Farming Reporter A BULAWAYO-BASED farmers’ organisation, Matabeleland Goat Sheep Poultry Trust ...

3 months ago | November 4, 2018

Keeping service dates for your cows as a management tool

Mhlupheki  Dube I OFTEN discuss with smallholder farmers on the importance of keeping and using records for their beef ...

4 months ago | October 28, 2018

Zinwa rakes in $60 million turnover

Munyaradzi Musiiwa , Midlands Correspondent THE Zimbabwe National Water Authority made a turnover of about $60 million ...

Lifting of an important ban for selected commodities, good for ...

 Mhlupheki Dube THE continuation of increases in prices of commodities has not spared the agricultural sector which has ...

4 months ago | October 21, 2018

Price asymmetry between producer and retail prices a cause for concern

Mhlupheki Dube THE fluctuations of the rates on the money markets have not only brought a headache in the general ...

FAO, Government finalising agricultural policy

Dumisani Nsingo , Senior Farming Reporter THE Government working with the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), an ...

4 months ago | October 14, 2018

Farmers deliver 1,1m tonnes of maize to GMB

Munyaradzi Musiiwa , Midlands Correspondent FARMERS have so far delivered 1,1 million tonnes of maize to the Strategic ...

Farming Issues:Tips on how to improve fertility of your herd

  Mhlupheki Dube AFTER reading and seeing pictures of one proud farmer sharing details of his newly-born calves and ...

4 months ago | October 7, 2018

Farming issues. . .Livestock farmers should guard against being ...

  Mhlupheki Dube THE mismatch between exchange rates of the various forms of money used in the country has resulted ...

URL Soya bean programme uptake low

Dumisani Nsingo, Senior Farming Reporter UPTAKE of United Refineries Limited (URL)’s Soya Bean Outgrowers Alliance ...

Farmer loses 18 beasts

Sukulwenkosi Dube-Matutu, Gwanda Correspondent THE Matabeleland South Veterinary Services Department has shot and burnt ...

5 months ago | September 30, 2018

Veld fires: a weak legislation or poor enforcement

Mhlupheki Dube WE are deep into the dry season and this can be a stressful time for smallholder communal farmers. The ...