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


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


CSC revival brings hope to livestock farmers

PLAYERS in the livestock industry have hailed efforts by the Government to revive ailing meat processor and marketer, Cold Storage Company (CSC), describing them as a major stride towards enhancing th...

By Staff reporter | Published: 20 July 2018


Zim farmers urged to grow sesame seeds

Local farmers have been urged to grow sesame seeds for export with indications that global imports of the oldest oilseed crop raked in $2,2 billion in 2017.Sesame seed is one of the oldest oilseed cro...

By Staff reporter | Published: 19 July 2018


Mnangagwa tells white farmers 'You are part of us'

President Emmerson Mnangagwa today had an interactive meeting with farmers and stole the hearts of white commercial farmers after telling them they are a part of the Zimbabwean family and should play ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 17 July 2018


Agritex, farmers clash over over tobacco stalks

TOBACCO farmers have been urged to take heed of expert advice and destroy tobacco stalks on time in order to safeguard future high yields. In an interview with The Herald recently, an Agritex officer ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 16 July 2018


Chamisa to empower resettled farmers

MDC Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa has, in the event of winning this month's crunch national elections, ruled out his government repossessing land from thousands of people who benefitt...

By Staff reporter | Published: 03 July 2018


White farmers pin hopes on compensation talks

Zimbabwe's former commercial white farmers are hoping that a new dialogue with the government over compensation for lost properties will succeed and help send a positive message to foreign investors o...

By Staff reporter | Published: 29 June 2018


Mnangagwa's dispensation is colour blind, white farmers told

White farmers who remained after the fast-track Land Reform Programme should continue with their activities, as the new dispensation treats all Zimbabweans equally. Minister for Manicaland Provincial ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 27 June 2018


Farmers to get inputs early, says Marapira

Government says the Presidential Inputs Support Scheme will be rolled out early this year to give farmers ample time to prepare for the 2018-19 agricultural season. Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Lan...

By Staff reporter | Published: 20 June 2018


Tobacco farmers gross over $500m

Tobacco farmers have grossed $515,1 million from 177,8 million kilogrammes that have been delivered 52 days into the 2018 marketing season, a gain of more than $95 million on revenues realised during ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 12 June 2018


Barclays Zimbabwe gives $70k to young farmers

BARCLAYS Bank Zimbabwe has given the Zimbabwe Farmers' Union (ZFU) $70 000 for the "Fit for Life" programme, which aims to contribute to financial inclusion and food security, up-skill, educate and im...

By Staff reporter | Published: 10 June 2018


Command Poultry excites Chegutu farmers

About 500 farmers in Chegutu District have volunteered to participate in the Government's Command Poultry programme.The programme is part of the Command Livestock initiative being rolled out by Govern...

By Staff reporter | Published: 05 June 2018


Seed Co takes farmers to global expo

Local seed company Seed Co's thought leadership initiatives recently saw 30 farmers being flown to South Africa to join about 80 000 agriculture stakeholders across the globe at the Nampo Park Exhibi...

By Staff reporter | Published: 04 June 2018


Horticulture set to surpass $143m

Zimbabwe Commercial Farmers Union (ZCFU) director Jeremiah Tevera, said surpassing the $143 million mark was achievable given the abundance of resources in the country as well as the industrious labou...

By Staff reporter | Published: 31 May 2018


Tongaat employees clash with resettled farmers

Over 200 Tongaat Huletts Zimbabwe employees here were last week involved in fierce clashes with scores of resettled sugarcane farmers who wanted to take over their houses at Hippo Valley Estates.Riot ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 30 May 2018


Lifeline for white Zimbabwean farmers

WHITE commercial farmers who did not vacate their farms during the fast-track land reform should regularise their stay on those farms to enable them to access 99-year leases.Chairperson of the Zimbabw...

By Staff reporter | Published: 24 May 2018


Legal battle looms as tobacco farmers fleeced

Private tobacco farmers could have been prejudiced nearly $4 million by contractors who fraudulently contracted them and bought their commodity at low prices. This comes after the Zimbabwe Farmers Uni...

By Staff reporter | Published: 18 May 2018


RBZ releases $450k daily for tobacco farmers

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) says it is disbursing $450 000 daily to banks with branches at tobacco auction floors to ensure farmers access cash.This comes following an outcry from farmers who a...

By Staff reporter | Published: 08 May 2018

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