RBZ maintains 50% USD retention for tobacco farmers

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe and the Tobacco Industry Marketing Board have announced payment modalities to tobacco farmers although failing to meet all of the demands, which had been put forward by th...

By Staff reporter | Published: 12 March 2020


Zanu-PF youths target Zhuwao farm

ZANU-PF youths have vowed to grab the farm of exiled Generation 40 (G40) kingpin Patrick Zhuwao and redistribute it among themselves. This comes after the self-exiled former Cabinet minister claimed t...

By Staff reporter | Published: 14 October 2019


Bright Matonga's farm equipment goes under the hammer

Former information deputy minister Bright Matonga's farm equipment is going under the hammer on Thursday.The sale comes after the former legislator failed to stop a $280 000 default judgement followin...

By Staff reporter | Published: 09 July 2019


15 000ha farmland for war vets

GOVERNMENT has allocated war veterans 15 000 hectares of farmland in the country's eight agricultural provinces following complaints that the liberation war fighters were excluded from the Land Reform...

By Staff reporter | Published: 04 July 2019


High Court jails 21 Chegutu farmers for contempt of court

At least 21 former Stanely Farms (Pvt) Ltd residents in Chegutu, have been slapped with an effective one year jail term each for contempt of court after refusing to vacate the farm in defiance of a co...

By Staff reporter | Published: 27 June 2019


Tobacco farmers protest against buyer

THERE was mayhem at Agribank Mvurwi and Voedesel Tobacco Company on Wednesday afternoon after tobacco farmers failed to access their hard-earned money supposedly transferred into their bank accounts b...

By Staff reporter | Published: 14 June 2019


White farmers compensation to be done before year end

THE Government has started working on modalities to compensate former white commercial farmers who lost land during the country's agrarian reform programme on improvements they made on the farms with ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 05 May 2019


Mine, farm workers least paid: Zela

Most mining and agriculture sector workers are among the least-paid despite working under hazardous conditions that threaten their lives and health, the Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (Zela) h...

By Staff reporter | Published: 03 May 2019


900 white Zimbabwe farmers register for compensation

AT least 900 white former commercial farmers who lost land during the country's agrarian reform have registered for compensation as Government intensifies efforts to pay them for improvements they mad...

By Staff reporter | Published: 03 May 2019


Johanne Marange ventures into fish farming

Command Agriculture has seen Johanne Marange Apostolic Church in Manicaland venturing into a thriving fish farming project to boost nutrition, rural economic development and income generation. Speakin...

By Staff reporter | Published: 03 May 2019


Zimbabwe govt contracts more wheat farmers

GOVERNMENT is in the process of contracting more wheat farmers for the winter cropping season, an Agritex official has said. Manicaland Agritex Livestock and Crops officer Mr Cephas Mlambo said they w...

By Staff reporter | Published: 02 May 2019


Mnangagwa minister's aide blocked from seizing farm

Terrence Machocho, a director in Manicaland Provincial Affairs minister Ellen Gwaradzimba's office has lost a case in which he was trying to evict a Chipinge farmer from his Stilfontein of Umzila Farm...

By Staff reporter | Published: 29 April 2019


Glitter of golden leaf eludes farmers

Since the beginning of the tobacco marketing season on March 20 this year, the disappointment by expectant farmers continues to grow by the day.A toxic cocktail of low prices - despite an arguably qua...

By Staff reporter | Published: 28 April 2019


200 Zanu-PF youths fight eviction from farm

ABOUT 200 Zanu-PF youths in Wedza have approached both the party leadership and government seeking intervention following an eviction order compelling them to vacate a farm in the area.The youths were...

By Staff reporter | Published: 27 April 2019


Farmers bemoan high bank interest rates

FARMERS are saying the interest rates being charged by banks are stifling the growth of the agricultural sector.Zimbabwe Commercial Farmers' Union (ZCFU) president Mr Wonder Chabikwa said the interest...

By Staff reporter | Published: 23 December 2018


'Extend 20% forex scheme to all farmers'

THE Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) should extend its 20 percent forex payment scheme to all farmers other than cotton and tobacco growers so as to enhance increased agricultural output. In an intervie...

By Staff reporter | Published: 19 December 2018


Mash West farmers counting losses

Farmers in Mashonaland West Province are counting their losses after their early planted crop failed to germinate. As a result, they are being forced to buy more inputs including seed, weed control ch...

By Staff reporter | Published: 19 December 2018


US dollar for tobacco, cotton farmers

Tobacco and cotton growers will be paid 20 percent of their produce in foreign currency in the next marketing season while the Government will retain the remainder to help meet imports of essential co...

By Business Weekly | Published: 07 December 2018


Zimbabwe's white farmers 'getting poorer, sicker' as they await govt compensation

WHITE farmers in Zimbabwe, who were evicted from their properties years ago, have been experiencing a drop in food production, and their hope to get government financial help to compensate any losses ...

By newsweek | Published: 06 December 2018


Adopt good agronomic practices, farmers urged

FARMERS, particularly in dry regions, have been challenged to adopt good agronomic practices in order to reduce the effects of climate change.SeedCo agronomy and extension service manager John Bhasera...

By Staff reporter | Published: 26 November 2018


Mnangagwa join hands with white farmers

White farmers in Zimbabwe, under the ambit of the Commercial Farmers Union (CFU), have expressed interest in working with the Government and contributing towards the success of the country's agricultu...

By Staff reporter | Published: 30 September 2018


Chipanga sued for grabbing farmer's property

One of former Wakefield Estate owners, Andrew Dawson, has petitioned the High Court seeking an order to prohibit former Zanu-PF youth leader Kudzanayi Chipanga from taking over his assets.Dawson and C...

By Staff reporter | Published: 13 September 2018


Nestle backs Zimbabwe coffee farmers

The Swiss food multi-national Nestle is investing $1.25m (£1m) in Zimbabwe to help revive its coffee industry, news agency Bloomberg reports.It is set to buy nearly all the coffee produced by the cou...

By BBC | Published: 06 September 2018


Farm workers get $5 salary increment

FARM workers have been given a salary increment of between $5 and $7 amid concern that union officials who negotiated the adjustments failed to adequately represent the interests of their lowly-paid m...

By Staff reporter | Published: 25 July 2018


Bona Mugabe loses farm

ZANU-PF Mashonaland East political commissar Herbert Shumbamhini has successfully reclaimed his farm, which was grabbed by former President Robert Mugabe's daughter, Bona and his in-laws a few years a...

By Staff reporter | Published: 24 July 2018

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