POLITICS

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

LANDS & AGRICULTURE

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

BUSINESS NEWS

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

LANDS & AGRICULTURE

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

LANDS & AGRICULTURE

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

LANDS & AGRICULTURE

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

BUSINESS NEWS

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

BUSINESS NEWS

'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

BUSINESS NEWS

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

LANDS & AGRICULTURE

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

POLITICS

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

LANDS & AGRICULTURE

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

POLITICS

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

LANDS & AGRICULTURE

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

LANDS & AGRICULTURE

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

LANDS & AGRICULTURE

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

POLITICS

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

BUSINESS NEWS

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

POLITICS

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

BUSINESS NEWS

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

POLITICS

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

BUSINESS NEWS

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

LANDS & AGRICULTURE

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

FINANCIAL SERVICES

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

LANDS & AGRICULTURE

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
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