Zimbabwe: ‘Produce more garlic for export’ – ZimTrade urges farmers

Zimtrade, a national trade development and promotion organisation in Zimbabwe, has charged farmers to capitalise on the global market by targeting massive exportation. According to the agency, the global market has expanded to about $2.48 billion from $500 million, in … Continue reading Zimbabwe: ‘Produce more garlic for export’ – ZimTrade urges farmers

Zimbabwe: Bees are being saved from extinction by an innovative project

Climate change, pesticides, habitat loss and poor bee colony management are pushing Zimbabwe’s honey bees to extinction. The species provides nutrition and income directly to more than 50,000 beekeepers across the country. Many small-scale farmers in Zimbabwe are turning to beekeeping … Continue reading Zimbabwe: Bees are being saved from extinction by an innovative project

Zimbabwean farmers cultivate 138,000ha of maize under scheme

Farmers under the Pfumvudza programme have so far cultivated 138,000 hectares of maize with the early crop at tasseling stage, as the 2020/21 planting season advances. This, however, did not meet the proposed 216,000 hectares target that was set for the scheme. Although more farmers are said to be cultivating, even as the rains delay. Pfumvudza adopts conservation farming techniques, utilisation of small pieces of land as well as the application of good agronomic practices for higher returns. The concept which has been applied to maize, traditional grains and soya beans farming aims at commercialising smallholder agriculture. Speaking on the … Continue reading Zimbabwean farmers cultivate 138,000ha of maize under scheme

Smallholder garlic farmers in Zimbabwe aim for international market

Smallholder garlic farmers in Gutu Central Constituency of Zimbabwe have partnered with ZimTrade and local seed houses to boost their yields. The partnership is expected to help the farmers in exporting their produce to international markets. Minister of Mines and … Continue reading Smallholder garlic farmers in Zimbabwe aim for international market

Zimbabwean president says Africa’s independence incomplete without full ownership of natural resources

Africa’s freedom and political independence remains incomplete until the continent has total control of its rich natural resources, Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa said Thursday. “The epoch we are now at as Africa is the story of full ownership and utilization … Continue reading Zimbabwean president says Africa’s independence incomplete without full ownership of natural resources

Why a Zimbabwean farming project failed: lessons for rural innovation

Many countries in sub-Saharan Africa commit resources to promote agricultural innovations. This is based on the assumption that rural livelihoods are mainly agricultural and that the innovations will increase agricultural production and household income. As resources come under pressure from … Continue reading Why a Zimbabwean farming project failed: lessons for rural innovation