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


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


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


$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


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


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


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


'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


Harare Agricultural Show preps begin

The Zimbabwe Agriculture Society (Zas) is leaving no stone unturned in its quest to make this year's edition of the Harare Agriculture Show, to be held from August 27 to September 1, a success. Zas ch...

By Staff reporter | Published: 26 February 2018


Fresh row over command agriculture

A ROW has erupted between parliament and Sakunda Holdings over a probe into the murky financing of government's command agriculture programme with the fuel supply firm attempting to block the inquiry ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 23 February 2018


Govt tightens Command Agriculture screws

GOVERNMENT is in the process of plugging leakages in the distribution of Command Agriculture and Presidential Agricultural Programmes inputs.The move comes after reports that Command Agriculture inpu...

By Staff reporter | Published: 10 December 2017


Zim govt to re-establish agriculture boards

GOVERNMENT is planning to re-establish agricultural boards, a move likely to result in the restoration of controls that had ended with liberalisation of the economy in the late 1990s.Minister of Agric...

By Staff reporter | Published: 07 September 2017


High risk affects Zimbabwe agriculture funding

HEIGHTENED risk, coupled with the attendant high cost of funds and lack of collateral have resulted in a huge funding gap for Zimbabwe's key agricultural sector, a joint policy brief by government and...

By Staff reporter | Published: 31 August 2017


IMF warns Zimbabwe on Command Agriculture

THE International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned the government on the command agriculture programme, saying excessive public spending, if continued, could exacerbate cash scarcity, further jeopardise...

By Staff reporter | Published: 25 July 2017


More funding for command agriculture

Local fuel dealer, Sakunda Energy, says it is targeting to increase its funding for maize production under the command agriculture scheme to cover at least three million hectares next season.Vice-Pre...

By Staff reporter | Published: 23 July 2017


Command agriculture improves food security

Command agriculture is a more than half a billion dollar agricultural scheme focused on contract maize farming, aimed at ensuring food self-sufficiency.It was introduced at the start of the 2016-2017 ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 23 July 2017


Command Agriculture boosts Delta volumes

Delta Corporation lager volumes have stemmed the declining trend in preceding quarters after they recorded a 12 percent growth in the first quarter to June above the comparative period last year.This ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 20 July 2017

Agriculture Student: Organic Africa

Agriculture Student: Organic AfricaDeadline: 19 July 2017Start date: 24 July 2017Majoring in Crop science, Agronomy or Horticulture.Please send your motivational letter and current CV to Diana Mukuu: ...

By OA | Published: 14 July 2017

Two (2) Project Officers / Agriculture: Action Contre la Faim (ACF)

Two (2) Project Officers / Agriculture: Action Contre la Faim (ACF)Deadline: 18 July 2017ACF is seeking to fill the vacancies of two Project Officers who will be based in Mberengwa for a 5 months cont...

By ACF | Published: 14 July 2017


Lack of funds affecting agriculture operations

THE Ministry of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development only receives 30% in budgetary allocations from Treasury crippling agricultural research service activities, a government official...

By Staff reporter | Published: 04 July 2017


Zim agric sector to grow 7,3%, says World Bank

Zimbabwe's agriculture will recover by 7,3 percent this year, the World Bank has said in its latest country report.It said after a poor 2012\13 season, agriculture is expected to rebound largely on th...

By New Ziana. | Published: 28 April 2014


UAE to invest in Zim agriculture

The United Arab Emirates is willing to invest in agriculture projects in the country to contribute to the revival of the economy and ensure food security.Dubai based Mondore General Trading LLC execut...

By Staff reporter | Published: 17 April 2014


ABC avails $25m facility for agriculture

ABC Holdings Limited has signed an agreement with the Africa Agriculture and Trade Investment Fund (AATIF) that has resulted in a $25 million funded risk sharing facility becoming available to agricul...

By Staff reporter | Published: 08 April 2014

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