Cde Webster Shamu

Livestock boost for Chegutu farmers

Elita Chikwati Senior Agriculture Reporter Chegutu farmers have welcomed the programme of Artificial Insemination (AI) of cows being spearheaded by Government as it will boost livestock production.

Abundant rains, good harvests

Obert Chifamba Agri-Insight AS we splashed and squelched our way through a season in which heaven’s flood-gates seemed to have been opened and no-one was there to shut them back, we still knew that t...

Embrace plastic money, farmers urged

Elita Chikwati Senior Agriculture Reporter Farmers’ unions have urged tobacco farmers to embrace plastic money and trade with dealers with point of sale machines to reduce the negative impact of cash...

Cottco seeks to curb side marketing

Martin Kadzere Senior Business Reporter THE Cotton Company of Zimbabwe has more than doubled its buying points ahead of the start of the 2017 marketing season in response to the expected bumper harve...
Learning from other farmers who are doing it well

Field days: Practical tool for extension

John Basera and Dr Gorden Mabuyaye The major role of field days is to introduce farmers, agricultural professionals, extension workers, grain end users, local leaders, and even school children to new...
VP Mnangagwa

$500m maize scheme on cards

Felex Share Senior Reporter Government is working on a $500 million command agricultural programme to ensure maize self-sufficiency starting from the next summer cropping season.