Category: Agriculture

Rains have been erratic: Made

dr joseph made 31-01-11.jpgPreliminary results of the 2011-2012 crop assessment have shown that crops in some parts of the country have been heavily affected by the erratic rains leading to a total write off in certain areas, whilst an average crop is still in a fair state in the 10 provinces of the country.

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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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