Agriculture

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 ...

5 months ago | September 23, 2018

Choosing between dry season calving and summer calving

Mhlupheki Dube THE calving season for most farmers is here. Animals have begun to drop calves and there is no pleasant ...

Villagers hail EC aquaculture project

Dumisani Nsingo, Senior Farming Reporter VILLAGERS in Zhulube, Insiza District in Matabeleland South Province have ...

5 months ago | September 16, 2018

Free range chicken production low

Dumisani Nsingo, Senior Farming Reporter THE country’s free-range poultry farmers are failing to meet the demand as the ...

Investment in improved poultry houses, a well come move

Mhlupheki Dube LAST week, we carried a story of poultry farmers who have taken a giant step and are investing in massive ...

Banks partner URL in soya bean contract farming

Precious Maphosa, Business Reporter AT least four financial institutions have committed to partnering United Refineries ...

5 months ago | September 9, 2018

Big Josh’s words inspire farmer

Dumisani Nsingo, Senior Farming Reporter KHULUMAUSENZA is a name of a village in Mapulubusi area in Tsholotsho district ...

Command Foot and Mouth Disease control needed

Mhlupheki Dube FOOT and Mouth Disease (FMD) continues to be a headache for both livestock farmers and Government with a ...

6 months ago | September 2, 2018

Two abattoirs open in Matabeleland North

Fairness Moyana, Hwange Correspondent THE Department of Veterinary Services has approved the setting up of two abattoirs ...

Agriculture should drive provincial economic revival efforts

Mhlupheki Dube ONE of the fulfilments that one gets from being a columnist is to witness your ideas and opinions getting ...

6 months ago | August 26, 2018

A standards regulatory is body needed in livestock production

Mhlupheki Dube I HAVE had discussions with a number of farmers who have presented complaints about being short-changed ...

6 months ago | August 19, 2018

City NGO introduces modern greenhouse

Judith Phiri, Farming Reporter A BULAWAYO-BASED non-governmental organisation, Green Tunnel has introduced a modern ...

Agricultural shows need new thinking trajectory and vision

Mhlupheki Dube WE are in the season of agricultural shows in the country with some districts and provinces having held ...

6 months ago | August 12, 2018

Smallholder livestock offtake needs stimulating

Mhlupheki Dube ONE of the challenges one faces when trying to inculcate a commercial mindset among smallholder livestock ...