‘Maize crop a total write-off’

Swaths of maize crops had wilted, with farmers saying most of the affected crop would not recover even if rains returned.
By Tinashe Kairiza and Tafadzwa Mhlanga Mar. 1, 2024

Rains coming, but...

Zimbabwe Farmers Union secretary-general, Paul Zakariya, said the rains would do little to save wilting crops.
By Sharon Buwerimwe Feb. 29, 2024

Govt summons Cottco over US$6,8 million debt

Agriculture minister Anxious Masuka told legislators during Parliament’s question and answer session that Cottco has promised to pay farmers.
By Harriet Chikandiwa Nov. 13, 2023

Farmers union calls for rethink on free inputs

Zakariya said the fact that farmers did not stand to lose anything whether they planted late or early using the free inputs was proving detrimental to the agricultural sector.
By Melody Chikono Dec. 19, 2022

GMB, wheat farmers in standoff over payment

This has dented hopes of a successful summer cropping season.
By Tinashe Kairiza Dec. 9, 2022

Farmers fume over power outages

Farmers told Newsday Farming that Zesa has been switching off debtors, thus affecting irrigation programmes.
By Lorraine Muromo Nov. 29, 2022

Farmers call for insurance subsidy

Official data indicates that Zimbabwe has been losing on average 7,3% of its agriculture gross domestic product to drought annually.
By Melody Chikono Nov. 9, 2022

ZFU frets over 2% money transfer tax

In its 2023 budget submissions, the ZFU said the 2% tax significantly reduced the income of farmers since most payments are received via electronic transfers.
By Melody Chikono Nov. 8, 2022

High inputs prices worry farmers

Zimbabwe Farmers Union (ZFU) president Abdul Nyathi said: “We are worried that prices of farming inputs remain on the high side as we face the summer season.
By Obert Siamilandu Sep. 28, 2022