Category: Agriculture

Tobacco sales update

tobacco hassien.jpgTobacco farmers have so far delivered nearly six million kilogrammes of the golden leaf valued at over US$21 million since the beginning of the selling season.

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Wheat shortage looms

winter wheat.jpgPreparations for this year’s winter wheat crop are in disarray with farmers said to be wallowing in debt accrued from last season, while government and the GMB have not yet come up with plans for the forthcoming season.

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Drought looms

maize.jpgFarmer organisations have predicted a low harvest this season compared to the 2011/12 season due to inadequate rains in natural regions 3, 4 and 5 which has seen most of the crop under cultivation being written off.

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