Agric preps begin

Government will start moving agricultural inputs for Command Agriculture to several parts of the country this week as it pushes farmers to plant early to maximise on imminent rains.Logistical arrangem...

By Staff reporter | Published: 06 October 2019


Command Agriculture facing financial challenges

LAST week, the Government of Zimbabwe announced that its Command Agriculture programme shall look to be financed by the banking sector. The country's planting season is already upon us. Field preparat...

By Chris Chenga | Published: 30 September 2019


Mohadi to open Victoria Falls Agric Show

ACTING President, Kembo Mohadi, is set to officiate at the 2019 Victoria Falls Agricultural Show, which begins here on Thursday. Organisers of the exhibition target to go international by 2021, riding...

By Staff reporter | Published: 24 September 2019


Zimnat and THI bring agricultural innovation to ADMA Agrishow

Zimnat and THI Insurance, which earlier this year entered into an underwriting management agency agreement with Zimnat General Insurance, are jointly participating in this year's Agricultural Dealers'...

By Staff reporter | Published: 11 June 2019


Zimbabwe strikes US$2m agric deal with Japan

Zimbabwe has entered into a US$2 million agreement with Japan, targetted at smallholder agriculture as part of efforts to revive the sector.The Zimbabwe Smallholder Horticulture Empowerment and Promot...

By Staff reporter | Published: 03 May 2019


New funding model for Zimbabwe agriculture

Zimbabwe is prepared to provide guarantees to banks that will be financing agriculture to help plug the funding gap to the sector, according to Finance and Economic Development Minister Mthuli Ncube. ...

By Business Weekly | Published: 30 November 2018


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Zimbabwe's first agricultural investment platform

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

By Agencies | Published: 05 June 2018


$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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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