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Forex crisis weighs on Zimbabwe's command agriculture

THE deepening foreign currency crisis in Zimbabwe is hampering government's efforts to mechanise the agro sector through the Command Agriculture programme, the Office of the President and Cabinet said...

By Staff reporter | Published: 06 September 2018

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Agribank secures $30 million for agriculture

AGRIBANK has obtained a $30 million line of credit from the Industrial Development Corporation South Africa (IDCSA) to support the agriculture sector.The facility is favourably priced at Libor +8,9 pe...

By Staff reporter | Published: 22 July 2018

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Agribank disburses $80m to agric

Agribank has so far disbursed over US$80 million to the agriculture sector as it seeks to boost productivity and foreign currency generation.The bank, which has been directed by Government to focus on...

By Staff reporter | Published: 22 July 2018

POLITICS

Govt warns against agric inputs abuse

MIDLANDS Provincial Affairs minister Owen Ncube has warned farmers against the temptation of selling off inputs availed to them under the Presidential Inputs Support Scheme, as that would attract pros...

By Staff reporter | Published: 19 July 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Shiri takes a swipe at agricultural authority

Minister of Lands, Agriculture and Rural Resettlement Perence Shiri, has taken a swipe at the Agricultural and Marketing Authority for weak regulatory enforcement in cotton marketing, warning drastic ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 13 July 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Gweru Agric show postponed

THE Midlands Show Society has postponed the Gweru Agricultural Show, which was scheduled to run from July 26 to 29, to next month as the initial dates were too close to the July 30 general elections.T...

By Staff reporter | Published: 12 July 2018

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Agribank secures $10m for agric

AGRIBANK has secured $10 million from the Egypt-based African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), which will be channelled towards capacitating agricultural exporters and value addition.The bank's chief...

By Staff reporter | Published: 03 July 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Give us land, agric graduates lobby Govt

GRADUATES from agricultural colleges have come together to form a coalition that seeks to tap into their technical expertise and help develop Zimbabwe's agriculture sector. Aptly named the Coalition o...

By Staff reporter | Published: 28 June 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Mnangagwa challenges Old Mutual to invest in agric

President Mnangagwa yesterday challenged Old Mutual Limited to consider investing in the country's agricultural sector and help fund commercial infrastructure in line with global trends and developmen...

By Staff reporter | Published: 27 June 2018

POLITICS

Command Agriculture not permanent, says Shiri

Zimbabwe's successful agro-import substitution programme, Command Agriculture, will not be a permanent feature and will be phased out once Government is convinced farmers can now mobilise own funding,...

By Staff reporter | Published: 08 June 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Zimbabwe's first agricultural investment platform

UK based Mitah Group Ltd owned by Zimbabwean born entrepreneur Mr Michael Matope launches www.Farmvest.biz . Farmvest.biz - is Zimbabwe's first Agricultural investment Platform, it aims revolutionize ...

By Agencies | Published: 05 June 2018

POLITICS

$500m for Agriculture

Close to half a billion dollars has been secured for the 2018/2019 summer cropping season, as Government works towards food security and ensuring that the country's agro-based economy gets back on the...

By Staff reporter | Published: 04 June 2018

LANDS & AGRICULTURE

Forex shortages bite agric firm

A Gweru-based firm, Linfield Farm, which is in the business of exporting peas and other horticultural products to Europe, is failing to expand its operations due to foreign currency shortages.The firm...

By Staff reporter | Published: 31 May 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Command Agriculture requires $1,3 billion

Zimbabwe's main agro-import substitution programme, commonly referred to as Command Agriculture, requires close to $1,3 billion to take off as the country steps up efforts to raise local production an...

By Staff reporter | Published: 28 May 2018

LANDS & AGRICULTURE

Chamisa to cancel Mnangagwa's command agric

The president of the MDC Alliance Advocate Nelson Chamisa has criticised the Mnangagwa's command agriculture programme saying his government will do away with the scheme and adopt new technologies of ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 26 May 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Zim imports grain despite command agric 'success'

ZIMBABWE is still importing grain despite claims by the government that it had stopped doing so in February last year following a bumper harvest from the command agriculture programme.The government, ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 17 May 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Bulawayo Agric show grosses $200 000

THE annual Bulawayo Agricultural Show which ran concurrently with the just ended Zimbabwe International Trade Fair attracted 186 show steers to the fatstock show with this year's turnover coming to $2...

By Staff reporter | Published: 11 May 2018

LANDS & AGRICULTURE

Command Livestock Scheme gets rolling

VICE President Constantino Chiwenga yesterday handed over the first batch of 200 heifers to 66 cattle farmers from two provinces of Matabeleland North and South under the $300 million Command Livestoc...

By Staff reporter | Published: 27 April 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Dangote eyes Zimbabwe's agric sector

Africa's richest man, Aliko Dangote has renewed his interest in investing in Zimbabwe, but seems to have moved away from his first love - cement - and is now considering investing in the country's agr...

By Staff reporter | Published: 13 April 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Mnangagwa govt talks tough on Command Agric

GOVERNMENT has called on all farmers under Command Agriculture to repay their obligations to ensure the continuity of the programme and increase productivity on farms.This comes at a time when the Gov...

By Staff reporter | Published: 01 April 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Mnangagwa govt talks tough on Command Agric

GOVERNMENT has called on all farmers under Command Agriculture to repay their obligations to ensure the continuity of the programme and increase productivity on farms.This comes at a time when the Gov...

By Staff reporter | Published: 01 April 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

$1.5 billion agric deal to create 630 000 jobs

Government has signed a $1,5 billion deal with the Financial and Commodities Ecosystem (FinComEco) to develop a range of platforms, projects and initiatives in the agricultural commodity markets secto...

By Staff reporter | Published: 27 March 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Tobacco now under Command Agriculture

The 2018 tobacco season started yesterday with Acting President Retired General Constantino Chiwenga indicating that tobacco will now be covered under the Command Agriculture Programme. "I am elated t...

By Staff reporter | Published: 22 March 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

'More resources for agricultural mechanisation'

LANDS and Agriculture minister, Perrance Shiri has said government will pour more resources to mechanise agriculture in order to boost productivity.Speaking at a SeedCo field day at Arnold Rattray Res...

By Staff reporter | Published: 22 March 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Wet spell brings relief to agric sector

LATE rains have breathed a new lease of life for farmers across the country as a prolonged dry spell, which ended in January was threatening output.The late December to January dry spell had ignited f...

By Staff reporter | Published: 05 March 2018
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