‘Embrace index insurance to combat climate change’

According to the World Food Programme (WFP), at least 70% of the population in the country depends on rain-fed agriculture with the majority of farmers having minimal productivity.
By Talent Kasu Nov. 20, 2022
Farmer’s project expansion raises environmental concern
Farmer’s project expansion raises environmental concern
Ukraine is one of the largest grain producing nations but has been humstrung in its endeavor to trade cereals due to the war.
By The Standard Sep. 25, 2022
Millers fret over grain deliveries
“The GMAZ would like to denounce the on-going side marketing of maize by unscrupulous buyers,” Musarara said.
By Harriet Chikandiwa Sep. 4, 2022
Climate financing boon for Zim agriculture

The transformation of agriculture entails developing a robust sector that has mainstreamed mechanisms of reducing vulnerability of, and maintaining and increasing the resilience of farmers and farming systems to negative climate change impacts.

By The Standard Jan. 23, 2022
DeMbare delight at fan boost

[ad_1] Ndiraya says the support of the fans will have a huge impact on how the teams will perform this weekend. The post DeMbare delight at fan boost appeared first on NewsDay Zimbabwe. [ad_2] Source link

By The Standard Oct. 30, 2021
2021/22 PSL fixtures out – NewsDay Zimbabwe

[ad_1] BY FORTUNE MBELE THE 2021/22 Castle Lager Premier Soccer League (PSL) season fixtures were released yesterday with matches set to kick off on Saturday. Giants Dynamos will host Yadah on Match Day 1 while champions FC Platinum will also be home to new boys Tenax as Highlanders hit the road for a date with […]

By The Standard Oct. 30, 2021
Bosso get double boost

[ad_1] Mhango was at FC Platinum for five years before joining Zambian side Kabwe Warriors in 2019 and returned home to link up with Highlanders at the end of last year. The post Bosso get double boost appeared first on NewsDay Zimbabwe. [ad_2] Source link

By The Standard Oct. 30, 2021
PSL season to roll next week

[ad_1] BY Kevin MapasureCASTLE Lager Premier Soccer League (PSL) football is set to return after a two-year absence with the 2021-22 edition set to kick-off next week and run until November next year. PSL is set to unveil a calendar which will see the league running six or seven-game weeks before year end and take […]

By The Standard Oct. 29, 2021
Bosso confident of digging out Platinum

[ad_1] BY FORTUNE MBELEHIGHLANDERS coach Mandla “Lulu” Mpofu is confident that his strikers will return to form against FC Platinum in tomorrow afternoon’s Chibuku Super Cup quarter-finals clash at Baobab Stadium. While odds favour FC Platinum, Mpofu says he is confident that his side will eliminate the Zvishavane-based miners from the tournament. He admitted that […]

By The Standard Oct. 29, 2021
Mapeza knocks on Bonne’s door

[ad_1] BY HENRY MHARAWARRIORS coach Norman Mapeza has opened the door for Macauley Bonne to play for the national team with reports suggesting that the striker has been included in the squad for next month’s World Cup qualifiers against South Africa and Ethiopia. Zimbabwe, who are out of the race for a ticket to the […]

By The Standard Oct. 29, 2021
Xavi favourite to replace sacked Koeman at Barca

[ad_1] Barcelona are looking for a new coach after they sacked Ronald Koeman with the Spanish giants ninth in La Liga and third in their Champions League group. A dire financial situation has hung over the club in recent months, causing Lionel Messi to join Paris Saint-Germain in August. Barcelona are 1.35 billion euros in […]

By The Standard Oct. 28, 2021
Christmas turkey shortage likely, farmers warn

[ad_1] The government has assured consumers that turkeys will be available for the festive season. Ministers are pinning their hopes on overseas workers brought in on temporary visas to “save Christmas”. But Graeme Dear, from the British Poultry Council, told MPs the scheme had come too late. “We have been given access through the seasonal […]

By The Standard Oct. 26, 2021
20 meat and dairy firms emit more greenhouse gas than Germany, Britain or France

[ad_1] Twenty livestock companies are responsible for more greenhouse gas emissions than either Germany, Britain or France – and are receiving billions of dollars in financial backing to do so, according to a new report by environmental campaigners. Raising livestock contributes significantly to carbon emissions, with animal agriculture accounting for 14.5% of the world’s greenhouse […]

By The Standard Sep. 7, 2021
The South African farm turning flies into food for pets – and maybe people

[ad_1] There is a burgeoning demand for insects as a source of protein in pet food. Photographer Tommy Trenchard visited a fly farm in Cape Town, South Africa, that is hoping to benefit. Launched in 2018 on an industrial estate on the edge of the city, the Maltento farm feels a long way from its […]

By The Standard Sep. 7, 2021
How eating millet can cut diabetes risks

[ad_1] A millet-based diet could lower the risk of diabetes, a rapidly growing problem in Sub-Saharan Africa, a study suggests. The finding offers the potential for nutritionists to design appropriate meals for people with diabetes as well as others without the disease as a preventive approach. The study, published August in the journal Frontiers in Nutrition, analyses millet consumption and its […]

By The Standard Sep. 4, 2021
India releases US$1m for vulnerable Zimbos

[ad_1] By Freeman MakopaIndia has availed US$1 million to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Zimbabwe as relief for affected populations to tackle climate shocks. The money, which was availed through India-UN Development Partnership Fund, will be used to assist more than 5200 smallholder farmers in Chiredzi and Mangwe districts. Working alongside partners, […]

By The Standard Aug. 24, 2021
SA dagga producer to explore magic mushrooms, plans JSE listing

[ad_1] Cilo Cybin Pharmaceutical is considering an initial public offering in the next 12 months after becoming the first South African company to win the right to grow, process and package cannabis products. The firm, named after the psychoactive substance in magic mushrooms, received the required certification from the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority. […]

By The Standard Aug. 24, 2021
Rooibos industry receives Protection Designation of Origin certificate

[ad_1] The European Union (EU) Ambassador to South Africa has handed over a certificate to the Rooibos industry recognising its registration for Protection Designation of Origin (PDO) in the EU. Rooibos is the first African product to receive this designation, meaning that it will have the same protection that Champagne or Port wine has. A […]

By The Standard Aug. 24, 2021
Tobacco surpasses expectations, but farmers need better deal

[ad_1] BY FIDELITY MHLANGA Zimbabwe has this year enjoyed one of its most productive tobacco seasons, but poor payment models for the farmers caused by the currency volatility left many farmers at the mercy of contract buyers. The selling season commenced on 7th April 2021, and is coming to an end but the uncertainty over […]

By The Standard Aug. 23, 2021
Sapro Recalls Tiger Brand ‘Koo’ Canned Products in Australia

[ad_1] Sapro Australia is recalling Koo brand vegetable products for a canning failure that may cause microbial contamination and if consumed, could lead to illness. Tiger Brands, parent company of Koo, identified some cans with defective side seams at one of its South African sites through internal testing and quality assurance processes. As a result, […]

By The Standard Aug. 12, 2021
China agricultural product wholesale prices edge up

[ad_1] The wholesale prices of China’s agricultural products edged up Thursday, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs. The latest China agricultural product wholesale price index came in at 114.2, up 0.3 points from the previous working day. By 2 p.m. Thursday, the average wholesale price of pork, a staple meat in China, […]

By The Standard Aug. 5, 2021
China imports first dried chili peppers from Africa

[ad_1] China has imported its first dried chili peppers from Africa, with 200 kg of these products shipped from Rwanda to the central Chinese city of Changsha, local customs said Wednesday. On Wednesday, customs authorities in Changsha, capital of Hunan Province, issued an inspection and quarantine certificate for the batch of imports. “The imported 200 […]

By The Standard Aug. 5, 2021
UZ eyes value addition to agric produce  

[ad_1] By Donald NyandoroThe University of Zimbabwe (UZ) is eyeing cooking oil production and value addition to most of their produce following projections of a bumper harvest, an official has said. Through its Agro-Industrial Park which was officially opened by President Emmerson Mnangagwa early this year, the country’s oldest learning institution said it will be […]

By The Standard Aug. 2, 2021
Leveraging Space Technologies to Achieve SDG 2 – Zero Hunger

[ad_1] In 2015, the United Nations embraced a global call to action to protect the environment with a robust framework for global sustainable development. This motion birthed the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a collection of 17 interwoven global goals carefully designed to balance social, economic, and environmentally sustainable development across the world by 2030. The SDGs […]

By The Standard Aug. 2, 2021
Satellite Data- A Solution for African Farmers

[ad_1] When rockets blasted off the launch pads of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in the USA, French Guiana in the Caribbeans or Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the effort and relevance of such space missions were seen as affairs of the United States, European Union, Russia, or other developed countries. However, in the late 21st century, […]

By The Standard Aug. 2, 2021
Big irrigation projects in Africa have failed to deliver. What’s needed next

[ad_1] In 1938, French colonial authorities in what is today Mali started on an ambitious infrastructure plan to transform the desert into an area of agricultural production. Water was diverted from the Niger River through a canal system to enable irrigation on over one million hectares of fertile land. Eventually covering over 100,000 hectares, this […]

By The Standard Aug. 2, 2021
Tracing the history of farming across Africa gives clues to low production outputs

[ad_1] Agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa is under-performing, leaving 30% of people in the region food insecure. Food insecurity means that not all people, at all times, have physical, social, and economic access to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food that meets their food preferences and dietary needs. Many reasons have been put forward for this state […]

By The Standard Aug. 2, 2021
Research and development are key to resilient food systems in Africa

[ad_1] What will it take to build sustainable, resilient food systems in African countries? This was among the questions considered at the 2021 United Nations Food Systems Pre-Summit in late July. The summit, the first of its kind in this century, aims to identify bold, innovative actions, with measurable outcomes. These actions are needed to […]

By The Standard Aug. 2, 2021