Sustainable financial models needed to shore up agric sector: Govt

Speaking to NewsDay Farming, Basera said the foundation had been laid through agricultural investment frameworks and policies.
By Freeman Makopa May. 30, 2023

Govt moves to mechanise agric sector

He added that government will facilitate the importation of equipment from several sources for onward distribution to farmers by commercial banks.
By Freeman Makopa May. 16, 2023

Silage production project pays off: Govt

Agriculture has been identified as one of the critical sectors in enhancing and propelling government’s Vision 2030 development agenda.
By Freeman Makopa May. 8, 2023

Tobacco sales rake in US$258m

Tobacco is one of Zimbabwe’s foreign currency earners. It contributed about US$782 million in the 2020 farming season, according to the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board.
By Freeman Makopa May. 1, 2023

Sweden avails US$4m for dairy, horticulture

Speaking at the launch of the project, Lands, Agriculture, Fisheries, Water and Rural Resettlement secretary John Basera commended the Swedish government for its support.
By Donald Nyandoro Apr. 24, 2023

Govt guns for maximum land utilisation

“Over 15 000 farmers benefit from the private sector-fronted NEAPS annually, while over 2,3 million small-holder farmers benefit from the productive social protection schemes annually,” he said.
By Freeman Makopa Apr. 20, 2023

‘Agric sector supplying 60% of industrial raw materials’

According to statistics from the Agriculture ministry, in 2021 Zimbabwe’s economy grew by 7,8% largely as a result of the 36,4% growth recorded in the agricultural sector.
By Freeman Makopa Apr. 18, 2023

Horticulture exports gaining traction

HORTICULTURE exporters are starting to reap benefits from the establishment of the US$30 million Horticulture Export Revolving Fund (HERF)
By Freeman Makopa Feb. 27, 2023

‘US$2 billion pumped into irrigation revamp’

During the period, private sector players established the Food Crops Contractors Association, which has been credited for underpinning the sector’s growth.
By Freeman Makopa Feb. 24, 2023