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‘Agric value chain to economic growth’

ZIMBABWE Agricultural Society (ZAS) has said a special economic zone (SEZ) should be designated for the agricultural sector, as it needs to be looked at as a value chain to the economy.

Culling of broiler parent stocks has led to a shortage of day old chicks

Poultry sector sends SOS to govt

THE poultry industry is faced with chick and egg shortages as one of the big breeders has been hit with bird flu, and the sector was requesting assistance from the government.

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‘Reforms dead in the water’

Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare minister Priscah Mupfumira was recently forced to reinstate thousands of youths who were retrenched, as President Robert Mugabe pulled another trick to curry favour with the electorate ahead of next year’s general elections.

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ZPI feels pinch of economic downturn

Zimre Property Investments Limited (ZPI) is feeling the pinch of the harsh economic environment, as evidenced by the subdued rental income stemming from increasing voids.

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‘Insurance firms should up their game to survive’

Insurance companies need to adjust to the current trends of doing business if they are to ward off competition from new players such as mobile operators that are offering similar services, Insurance Institute of Zimbabwe president Edward Gomba has said.

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Increasing odds of success through characterising value chain actors

A fine-grained view of agricultural opportunities in most developing countries can result from better characterisation of value chain actors such as farmers. In addition to revealing interdependencies between value chain actors, a nuanced understanding of African agriculture can foster dynamic resource allocation. However, accurate farmer characterisation remains a pain in the Palahuru for financiers and […]

GMAZ chairperson Tafadzwa Musarara

Millers besiege ministry over fortification

The Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) is urging the Ministry of Health and Child Care to halt the mandatory fortification programme as foreign currency shortages will make it difficult to import fortificants and machinery.

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Staffers urged to break communication barriers

Finance personnel in companies must communicate with fellow staffers to avoid unnecessary stand-offs, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Zimbabwe (ICAZ) president Martin Makaya has said.

Bianca Swan (left) cuts the ribbon to officially open the sample house at Aspindale Park during opening day in Harare on Saturday

Aspindale Park sets year-end deadline for Phase 2 project

PROPERTY development firm, Aspindale Park, has completed the first phase of its housing project for over 300 housing units and is waiting for title deeds from the City of Harare. Aspindale Park has a total of 1 200 residential stands ranging from 200 up to 350 square metres.

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