Over ZWL$4 billion raised from AFC Holdings agro-bills

By Tendai Munengwa THE establishment of AFC Holdings is yielding intended results, with the institution having raised over four billion Zimbabwe dollars to finance the agriculture sector this summer cropping…

National milk production projected to increase by 15% this year

By Kenias Chivuzhe MILK production is expected to go up by at least 15 percent this year on the back of massive government support to the dairy sector. Lamour farm…

Cottco speaks on side marketers

By Tichaona Kurewa THE Cotton Company of Zimbabwe (Cottco) has allayed fears of side-marketing of cotton, whose production is being funded by the government. The recent announcement of pre-planting cotton…

President commissions a fruit and vegetable processing plant in Mutoko

By ZBC Reporter VALUE addition is taking root in the fresh produce sector, with President Emmerson Mnangagwa commissioning a fruit and vegetable processing plant in Mutoko this afternoon. President Mnangagwa…

More private sector entities eye agriculture financing schemes

By Stanley James ZIMBABWE’s effort to ensure a private sector driven agriculture economy is on track as more companies target financing  the summer cropping season. Three firms in the telecommunications,…

Women excel in growing quality tobacco  

By Josephine Nugiyo WOMEN in the farming sector excelled at the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board competition where farmers were exhibiting their 2021 samples at the Zimbabwe Agricultural Show.  With…

Platinum mining giant’s investment augments national dairy and beef herd

By Owen Mandovha The 2021 Mining and Agriculture Conference held at the ongoing Zimbabwe Agricultural show in Harare has demonstrated that investments by mining companies into the agriculture sector could…

Locally funded capital projects to ease Zim’s external debt pressures

By Stanely James Business Editor EXPERTS have described efforts by the Second Republic to locally fund infrastructure development projects as key to easing external debt pressures. Strengthening debt governance in…

Agriculture show to be partially virtual

By Tendai Munengwa THIS year’s Zimbabwe Agriculture Show will be partly virtual as organisers seek to reach out to local, regional and international business partners who cannot attend the annual…

Cotton deliveries surge

By Tapiwa Machemedze Cotton deliveries have surged in Muzarabani in line with the peak period of the marketing season while payments.  Mountains of cotton bales characterise Cottco’s Muzarabani depot. In…