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Zimbabwe’s agri-loans headache

As the planting season approached last year, Zimbabwe's Agriculture Ministry declared that there were limitless loans available for farmers to upscale their food production. Outlining ...

20 Feb 2024 · 5 min read

A billion-dollar bet for Zimbabwe’s green exports

Last year Zimbabwe emerged as a major player in the global production of horticulture produce, despite faltering in other agriculture sectors. For years Zimbabwe has staked its ...

20 Feb 2024 · 4 min read

Will Russian fertiliser change Zimbabwe’s fortunes?

Farmers in Zimbabwe have for years received free fertiliser from government schemes as part of efforts to boost grain production. The Ministry of Agriculture has targeted maize growers ...

14 Feb 2024 · 4 min read

Zimbabwe cattle auctions slow down, but the numbers need to grow

Cattle auctions have historically been big business in Zimbabwe's low rainfall southwest, where cattle ranching formed a large part of the country's agri-economy. Commercial farmers who ...

13 Feb 2024 · 4 min read

Southern Africa small-scale farming success featuring individual success story

Incubation eliminates entry barriers for small-scale farmers: Access to loan financing is a game changer. Access to loan financing and the lack of skills to manage cash flow in small ...

28 Nov 2023 · 7 min read

Business

A billion-dollar bet for Zimbabwe’s green exports

Last year Zimbabwe emerged as a major player in the global production of horticulture produce, despite faltering in other agriculture sectors. For years Zimbabwe has staked its ...

20 Feb 2024 · 4 min read

Trademore Petroleum

Founded in 1997 by a group of visionary traders and the esteemed dr Barney Hurwitz, Trademore emerged as a leader in the petroleum industry. Today, the company continues to thrive under the ...

6 Nov 2023 · 2 min read

Power cuts cripple homes, businesses hard in Zimbabwe

Electricity outages have escalated in Zimbabwe, with the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (Zesa) citing vandalism of its infrastructure, but experts say power generation is being ...

9 Jan 2023 · 7 min read

At the helm of the tobacco industry

The pioneers of commercial tobacco production, The British South Africa Company, could not have fathomed that what seemingly began as a production option to growing food crops and raising ...

17 Aug 2022 · 5 min read

Markets for small holder farmers

In the agriculture sector, there are a few achievements that can be done on your own. Success requires an aggregated proactive approach from individuals, companies, governments and ...

17 Jun 2022 · 4 min read

Innovation

Honey I’m home: Turning wild bees into cash in Zimbabwe

Unemployed women in Zimbabwe’s second city are turning to nature to earn a living as they collect wild honey to sell in the country’s major cities. Honey has proved to be popular ...

18 Sep 2023 · 3 min read

Zimbabwe city women upscale urban farming

At a time when food insecurity is also affecting urban residents in Zimbabwe, some women are turning pieces of land into thriving agriculture plots, growing anything from maize to ...

18 Sep 2023 · 3 min read

Zimbabwe’s urban farmers use social media to share advice

 Zimbabwe’s urban farmers who lack access to extension officers for farming advice are using social media to share tips and advice. Issues to be found among the discus­sions range ...

15 Sep 2023 · 2 min read

As seed prices soar, smallholders in Zimbabwe turn to old ways

With prices of fertiliser and the staple maize seed soaring amid runaway inflation, some smallholder farmers in Zimbabwe are resorting to preserving maize seeds from previous harvests for ...

7 Jul 2023 · 3 min read

A lady’s touch in urban farming

For most people, suburban life represents an escape from the hustle and bustle of high-rise buildings, traffic jams, parking fees and high food costs in central business districts and town ...

17 Aug 2022 · 4 min read
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