This was up from 4,2 million during the first week of January, and 1,7 million more than the 2,7 million who had been predicted to be in the hunger queue during this period.
The World Food Programme warns that nearly eight million people in Zimbabwe face hunger, a number that could rise if the rains do not come soon.
Agriculture
By Problem Masau Feb. 19, 2024
Kutsaga said it was very important to manage the temperature and humidity appropriately during the curing process to ensure good leaf quality.
Agriculture
By Mthandazo Nyoni Feb. 15, 2024
In a recent statement, Department of Veterinary Services director Jairus Machakwa said there was a consistent decrease in cases and deaths since 2019
Cottco is projecting to break even for the year ended March 31, 2024, in US dollar terms as it exports the white gold.
Agriculture
By Blessed Ndlovu Feb. 8, 2024
It is imperative that governments, non-governmental organisations, local communities, and the private sector work together to protect and promote biodiversity.
Agriculture
By Lorraine Muromo Feb. 3, 2024
The Fincent Securities report shows that in 2022, Zimbabwe’s agricultural sector had a growth of 4,9%, propelled by increased wheat yields.
Agriculture
By Mthandazo Nyoni Feb. 1, 2024
In line with government’s value addition and beneficiation thrust, a local company, African Medical Cannabis Biotech is extracting hemp oil from the plant.
Agriculture
By Garikai Tunhira Feb. 1, 2024
DAIRY farmers in KwaZulu-Natal are struggling to get their milk to processors due to extreme weather conditions damaging roads.
Talla, however, commended Zimbabwe's efforts in mainstreaming biodiversity in its agricultural policies.
Agriculture
By Sharon Buwerimwe Jan. 30, 2024
Zanu PF Mutasa District Coordination Committee chairperson, Washington Ziwiwi, denied that party officials stole presidential inputs.
Agriculture
By Kenneth Nyangani Jan. 30, 2024
“The GMB will import to augment the available stocks targeting the vulnerable households.”
He said farmers in the lowveld including Chiredzi and Muzarabani, who have access to irrigation facilities, could continue planting.
Agriculture
By Innocent Magondo Jan. 29, 2024
FewsNet is an initiative from the United States Agency for International Development.
Agriculture
By Tatira Zwinoira Jan. 25, 2024
Makombe added that controlling the outbreak could be hampered by several challenges including logistics.
Sixty-eight other winners walked away with a US$300 cash prize each.
The WFP said the January dry spell was also set to affect vegetation across Zimbabwe as the season has been marked with irregular rainfalls.
Agriculture
By BRENT SHAMU Jan. 23, 2024
Ndiya appealed to the government to avail grants and land for women to start agriculture income generating projects.
Agriculture
By Stephen Chadenga Jan. 22, 2024
Zimbabwe exports the bulk of its golden leaf to countries in the Far East including China.
Agriculture
By Mthandazo Nyoni Jan. 11, 2024
GMB chief executive officer Edison Badarai said the strategy would not only promote efficiency but also help to boost transparency.
Agriculture
By Lorraine Muromo Dec. 21, 2023
Nyahoda also said farmers had a role to play in sustaining livestock’s health by providing adequate water.
Agriculture
By Lorraine Muromo Dec. 14, 2023
With increased weather phenomenon such as the El Niño-induced drought, calls for smart farming and climate change adaptation practices in agriculture are being made.
Agriculture
By Melody Chikono Dec. 14, 2023
“(At) household food security level, we emphasise on permanent plots for pfumvudza done on time and lined with manure applied for effective moisture conservation,” Masuka said.
Agriculture
By GRACIOUS DANIEL Dec. 13, 2023
Heading into the 2023/24 agricultural season, the El Nino weather phenomenon was predicted as early forecasts pointed to warm temperatures and normal to below normal rainfall.
This comes after the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) last month reported on the initial impact of the El Niño-induced drought.
Agriculture
By Blessed Ndlovu Dec. 5, 2023
Moyo said the value addition training would help smallholder farmers to effectively come up with strategies to ensure survival in the market, amid fluctuating prices.
Agriculture
By EMMANUEL MPOFU Nov. 30, 2023
The programme, Takunda, will be implemented through the Farmer Field Business School Model with the aid of USAID and Care International.
Agriculture
By ROPAFADZO MAKOSI Nov. 27, 2023
Thus, increased resources to the sector are expected to reduce cotton farmers dependency on these illicit dealers.
Agriculture
By Donald Nyandoro Nov. 23, 2023
Sidar further highlighted that the factors driving the emergence of AMR are complex and multifactorial, therefore, requiring the use of a multidisciplinary approach to address them.
Agriculture
By Lorraine Muromo Nov. 16, 2023
It is providing the seedlings for free at its forest agency centres for Kenyans to plant in designated public areas.
Agriculture
By BBC News Nov. 13, 2023
Further, agriculture employs 70% of the country’s rural population with the sector supplying 60% of raw materials.
Agriculture
By Tatira Zwinoira Nov. 9, 2023
Council chairperson Kudakwashe Chigumo said there was need to engage all tobacco companies operating in the farming town.
Agriculture
By Nhau Mangirazi Nov. 7, 2023
The project, made possible through EU funding, seeks to address one of the major threats to livestock production among smallholder farmers.
Agriculture
By Staff Reporter Nov. 2, 2023
Government introduced the scheme during the 2014/15 agricultural season to help the “white gold” farmers to increase output.
Agriculture
By Blessed Ndlovu Oct. 30, 2023
Guta also said the GMB has started receiving inputs for the Pfumvudza programme but is still behind in terms of payments to transporters.
To address fundamental production issues affecting sustainability and farmer viability, the three organisations have come up with a special coal facility for tobacco farmers.
Mutembwa is currently engaging Treasury, the central bank, and financial institutions aiming to raise US$6,8 million to pay off cotton farmers.
Agriculture
By Blessed Ndlovu Oct. 12, 2023
A seed bank, often called a germplasm bank, is a repository for seeds of various plant species, both natural and engineered.
Agriculture
By Lorraine Muromo Oct. 5, 2023
The dairy sector is saddled by huge overhead costs headlined by stockfeed which accounts for 70% of the bill.
Agriculture
By Donald Nyandoro Oct. 5, 2023
Masuka said the new market price for wheat being proposed is meant to achieve both food and nutrition security and macroeconomic stability. 
The rally in prices to the highest level in nearly 50 years is boosting that trend, which could alleviate the current supply tightness in the global cocoa market.
Agriculture
By Reuters Oct. 2, 2023
Value addition to the sesame seeds can also be profitable as it would cater to the diverse needs of international consumers and command higher prices.
Agriculture
By TAFADZWA MHLANGA Sep. 28, 2023
During the period, TSL cumulatively handled 51,9 million kilogrammes of tobacco, a 125% increase on prior year’s figures.
Agriculture
By Melody Chikono Sep. 21, 2023
Another exhibitor, Tariro Chirewa of House of Moringa said the halal market was a huge opportunity for Zimbabwe.
Agriculture
By Mthandazo Nyoni Sep. 14, 2023
Animal husbandry refers to livestock raising and selective breeding for profit, an enterprise which many farmers in Zimbabwe relies on for sustenance and livelihoods.
Agriculture
By TAFADZWA MHLANGA Sep. 11, 2023
The cotton marketing season came to an end on August 31, 2023.
Agriculture
By Mthandazo Nyoni Sep. 7, 2023
During the 2022/23 season, Mbedzi produced 31 bales weighing approximately 20kg each and he is looking forward to selling the bales just like he did in the previous harvest.
Agriculture
By Mthandazo Nyoni Sep. 7, 2023
These efforts by TIMB are aimed at increasing Zimbabwe tobacco output using minimum resources in an environmentally-friendly manner.
ADRA launched its environment safeguarding and climate action theme by planting 1 000 fruit trees across the country’s 10 provinces.
Agriculture
By Winstone Antonio Aug. 24, 2023
Total industry sugar production for the 2023/24 season forecast stands at 414 773 tonnes, compared to 396 682 tonnes produced last season.
Agriculture
By Melody Chikono Aug. 17, 2023