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Villagers fight climate change through smart agric

In Mwenezi district, some farmers are harvesting water during the rainy season using plastic tanks connected to the roof of their houses.
By Mthandazo Nyoni 21h ago
TelOne picks EOS Data for agric platform
TelOne picks EOS Data for agric platform
TelOne Crop Monitoring will allow farmers to subscribe to the service and map their field by inputting co-ordinates, the company says.
By NewZwire Sep. 22, 2022
TRB urges tobacco farmers to choose recommended varieties
Tobacco seedling transplantation began two weeks ago, ahead of the 2022/23 farming season beginning next month.
By Harriet Chikandiwa Sep. 21, 2022
Ama revives cattle auction system
Ama chief executive Clever Isaya said the revival of the initiative was expected to uplift the livelihoods of farmers specialising in beef production.
By Freeman Makopa Sep. 20, 2022
Govt to distribute grain as hunger stalks millions
In total, the joint programme will target all the 60 rural districts.
By Freeman Makopa Sep. 19, 2022
Call for farmers to clean tobacco barns
This is because for pest infestations to grow and establish they need optimum conditions which include, among others, suitable food sources and undisturbed shelter.
By Harriet Chikandiwa Sep. 16, 2022
Zim hit by grain shortage
Owing to a farming season characterised by irregular rainfall, grain output has been significantly low in different parts of the country for the 2021/22 farming season.
By Tatira Zwinoira Sep. 15, 2022
IDC targets 300 000t limestone output
IDC chairperson Winston Makamure told NewsDay Farming that the country had enough deposits, adding that Rushinga district in Mashonaland Central province now has a fully-fledged plant.
By Freeman Makopa Sep. 14, 2022
15% Africa’s GDP lost to climate change
The bank found that the continent needs about US$1,6 trillion between 2022 and 2030 to meet its nationally determined contributions.
By Business Reporter Sep. 14, 2022
Dairibord aims to boost exports
The long-term benefits are expected to be competitive local milk prices, import substitution for milk powders and opportunities for export growth.
By Melody Chikono Sep. 13, 2022
Ama tightens noose on cotton side marketing
In an interview with NewsDay Farming, Ama chief executive Clever Isaya said initiatives had been implemented to curb side marketing.
By Freeman Makopa Sep. 12, 2022
'Horticulture Fund a catalyst for investment'
The facility was part of a US$650 billion injection released to global economies to help them recover from the effects of COVID-19 lockdowns.
By Kudzai Kuwaza Sep. 9, 2022
Information key to climate change mitigation: FAO
Climate change has seen floods destroying infrastructure in parts of Manicaland province in the past years.
By Moreblessings Nyoni Sep. 9, 2022
Tobacco sales slide 1,7
Tobacco sales slide 1,7%
By Tapfumanei Muchabaiwa Sep. 8, 2022
Crop price liberalisation on cards
Government has all along been setting producer prices for commodities, which has left many farmers vulnerable.
By Melody Chikono Sep. 8, 2022
IDC lines up new fertiliser plant
The IDC executes its fertiliser production operations through Zimbabwe Phosphate Industries (ZimPhos).
By Freeman Makopa Sep. 7, 2022
'We've enough maize seed for 202223 season'
ZSA vice-chairperson John MacRobert told NewsDay Farming that approximately 40 000 tonnes of seed maize are in stock, enough to meet local demand.
By Freeman Makopa Sep. 6, 2022
Cotton output seen falling 41 to 116 521mt
There has been growing resistance by farmers to sign for contract farming deals in Zimbabwe.
By Freeman Makopa Sep. 5, 2022
Zim deploys IMF windfall to horticulture
The facility was part of a US$650 billion injection released to the world to help economies recover from the effects of COVID-19 lockdowns.
By Tatira Zwinoira Sep. 1, 2022
Land tenure insecurity stalling production: EU
“Zimbabwe produces agricultural products which Europeans want,” said Olkkonen.
By Miriam Mangwaya Sep. 1, 2022
New calls for fresh land reform emerge
CERD’s comments came after government revealed that there are more than 260 000 individuals on the waiting list for land.
By Sharon Buwerimwe Sep. 1, 2022
Maize side marketing threatens food security: Millers
Tafadzwa Musarara said third parties importing maize were now disrupting the contract farming arrangement financed by government.
By Methembe Sibanda Sep. 1, 2022
Tribunal to settle sugar milling dispute
The country’s largest sugar milling firm is believed to have entered into an agreement with farmers that allowed the growers to either collect the molasses or get paid for it.
By Freeman Makopa Aug. 31, 2022
Financial inclusion critical for African agriculture success
Nzenza said African farmers face difficulties in accessing credit, leading to a lack of investment in agricultural technologies.
By Freeman Makopa Aug. 31, 2022
Cotton seed sales fall

Farmers across several agricultural subsectors have also reported falling output during the 2021/22 agricultural season due to erratic rains.

By The NewsDay Aug. 30, 2022
Africa adopts strategy for better synergy between sectors

Nearly a quarter of all deaths in Africa are reportedly due to environmental causes, including the impacts of climate change, the ministers acknowledged in the document. They adopted it at the 72nd session of the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Committee for Africa in Lomé, Togo.

By The NewsDay Aug. 30, 2022
Apiculture under threat from deforestation

Addressing delegates at a symposium on pollinators at Gwebi Agricultural College last week, Savannah Delights executive director Selina Chitapi warned that human negligence could have a devastating impact on the bee population in the country. 

By The NewsDay Aug. 29, 2022
Cottco pumps US$9,9m into paying cotton farmers

“Farmer payments have been progressing well with US$9,9 million and $1 billion having been disbursed to farmers to date. Ginning is in progress with lint allocations to local and export customers having commenced,” Cottco said.

By The NewsDay Aug. 26, 2022