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Zimbabwe | 24 July 2018
Zimbabwe's Zanu-PF courts white farmers for general election

Zimbabwe’s ruling party, Zanu-PF, is trying to rally support from white communities it has oppressed for nearly two decades ahead of this month’s general election, which is shaping up to be a close co...


Zimbabwe | 23 July 2018
Zimbabwe tells white farmers their land is safe

President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Saturday assured Zimbabwe's white farmers that their land will not be taken, calling on them to work together with the government ahead of landmark elections on July 30...


Zimbabwe | 26 April 2018
Zimbabwe's new government pushes to strengthen agriculture

The new government in Zimbabwe has unveiled new plans including a land tenure review plan and agricultural crop subsidies to scale up farm production, which could significantly boost demand for seed, ...


Zimbabwe | 23 April 2018
Illegal gold miners invade Grace Mugabe's farm amid legal dispute

A farm owned by Robert Mugabe’s wife Grace is at the centre of a legal dispute after hundreds of illegal gold miners invaded parts of the property and started mining gold. A Reuters photographer sa...


Zimbabwe | 2 April 2018
Grace Mugabe's farm invaded by Zimbabwe gold diggers

Illegal workers have invaded the farm of former Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe to mine for gold. Reporters from the Zimbabwean newspaper Newsday found them uprooting lemon trees, digging shafts...


Zimbabwe | 26 March 2018
Ten priorities for getting agriculture moving in Zimbabwe

Agriculture is taking centre stage in plans for the revival of Zimbabwe’s ailing economy under the leadership of Emmerson Mnangagwa. Getting agriculture moving in Zimbabwe is a big task. The radica...


Zimbabwe | 4 February 2018
Exiled white farmers urged to return home as Zimbabwe agriculture struggles

The government's message to exiled farmers is clear. Come home. It is offering land leases to commercial farmers in an effort to re-start the nation's agricultural industry. Basil Nyabadza from ...


Zimbabwe | 24 January 2018
Ten priorities for getting agriculture moving in Zimbabwe

Agriculture is taking centre stage in plans for the revival of Zimbabwe’s ailing economy under the new leadership of Emmerson Mnangagwa. Getting agriculture moving in Zimbabwe is a big task. The ra...


Zimbabwe | 23 January 2018
Getting agriculture moving in Zimbabwe 'is a big task'

Agriculture is taking centre stage in plans for the revival of Zimbabwe’s ailing economy under the new leadership of Emmerson Mnangagwa. Getting agriculture moving in Zimbabwe is a big task. The ra...


Zimbabwe | 8 January 2018
Cleansing ceremony at returning white farmer's farm

Spirit mediums and traditional leaders yesterday led a cleansing ceremony at Lesbury farm in Rusape as Robert Smart and his family made a grand return to the farm over six months after they were evict...


Zimbabwe | 27 December 2017
Zimbabwe's farmers brace for return of destructive new pests

Farmers in Zimbabwe are anxiously watching their crops, fearing the return of a plethora of new pests that recently spread to the southern African nation and devastated harvests this year. Many can...


Zimbabwe | 25 December 2017
Evicted Zimbabwe white farmer handed back his land

A white Zimbabwean farmer forced from his land as part of controversial mass evictions became this week the first to return to his property under a new government bid to reverse illegal land seizures...


Zimbabwe | 8 December 2017
New regime in Zimbabwe hands back land to evicted white farmer

The Zimbabwe government is overseeing the return of a white farmer to land that was seized from him at gunpoint, in what it hailed as a sign of the new president's "inclusiveness". Rob Smart, 71, w...


Zimbabwe | 3 October 2017
Zimbabwe agricultural sector gets $7 million from EU

Zimbabwe's ailing agricultural sector has received a timely boost after the European Union (EU) availed over $7 million towards funding the training of agricultural extension workers, as part of effor...


Zimbabwe | 9 July 2017
Zimbabwe's budget deficit to increase due to maize subsidy

Zimbabwe’s budget deficit will increase by nearly $120 million this year due to a maize subsidy, Reuters calculations show, in a scheme critics of President Robert Mugabe say will be open to abuse and...


Zimbabwe | 27 June 2017
Zimbabwe secures $478 million funding for agriculture-state newspaper

Zimbabwe's government has signed a $478 million agreement with an energy company and three banks to finance the 2017/18 summer farming season in a push to improve food security, a state-owned newspape...


Zimbabwe | 13 April 2017
Zimbabwe could soon use livestock as loan security

Zimbabwean entrepreneurs could soon use movable assets -- including livestock and vehicles -- to secure loans from banks, according to a bill brought before the country's Parliament this week. The ...


Zimbabwe | 31 March 2017
Zimbabwe: Let's avoid invisible competition in agriculture

One of the unintended consequences of knowledge sharing is an increase in the number of people doing the same agricultural activity. This leads to congested niches where particular value chains rapidl...


Zimbabwe | 15 February 2017
Armyworm invasion threatening southern Africa's crops

An invasion of armyworms is stripping southern Africa of key food crops and could spread to other parts of the continent, experts warned Tuesday at an emergency meeting of 16 African nations. South...


Zimbabwe | 2 February 2017
Heavy rains damage crops after drought in Zimbabwe

Heavy rains have battered crops in Zimbabwe, threatening its food staple, maize, and its cash tobacco crops just months after the worst drought in a quarter century, the head of the commercial farmers...


Zimbabwe | 11 November 2016
New initiative to aid Zimbabwe's struggling agriculture

The Zimbabwean government has given more than 19,600 farmers agricultural inputs under a command agriculture facility designed to boost food security. Home Affairs Minister Ignatius Chombo told jou...


Zimbabwe | 3 October 2016
Resilience earns dairy farmers praise

Government has commended the dairy sector for showing dynamism and innovativeness in the face of economic challenges and the El Nino-induced drought that has caused food shortages. The sector recor...


Zimbabwe | 3 October 2016
Government open to innovative ideas to boost farming

Government is open to new and innovative ideas to boost agricultural production and enhance national food security, a senior official has said. Opening a high-level stakeholder validation workshop ...


Zimbabwe | 14 September 2016
Farmers object to GMB maize price

Farmers have raised concern over Government’s intention to align the Grain Marketing Board floor price with the landing cost of imported maize starting from the 2016 /17 agricultural marketing season....


Zimbabwe | 2 August 2016
Zimbabwe may charge farmers rent for working land seized from whites

Zimbabwe is considering charging rent to black subsistence farmers who settled on large-scale commercial farms confiscated mainly from white owners during state-backed invasions and may repossess land...


Zimbabwe | 11 July 2016
Chinese know-how boosts Zimbabwe's farms

Zimbabwean farmers and students are benefiting from the China-Aid Agricultural Technology Demonstration Center, 27 km north-west of Harare, where they are getting knowledge on how to improve their yie...


Zimbabwe | 7 July 2016
Zimbabwe’s agriculture can be competitive internationally

Ambassador Philippe Van Damme told government officials that despite the strained relationship between EU and Zimbabwe, trade could be boosted if the African nation finalises the pending land ownershi...


Zimbabwe | 5 July 2016
Zimbabwe's agriculture can be competitive internationally

Zimbabwe' agricultural produce has vast potential not only to compete favourably in European (EU) Union markets, but to reach high levels of international competitiveness, although some conditions hav...


Zimbabwe | 23 March 2016
We can't pay - Zimbabwe farmers resist compensating evicted white landowners

Zimbabwe's plan to win back international funding by paying compensation to white farmers forced off their land faces a major snag: the black farmers expected to stump up the cash say they don't have ...


Zimbabwe | 4 March 2016
Grace agro-equipment looted, say farmers

Government officials also reneged on a promise to install the irrigation equipment since last October, resulting in farmers losing their crops as a severe drought hit the country. The equipment is ...



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