Category: Agriculture

Fertiliser imports begin

fertilizer.jpgImports of fertiliser to meet demand for the 2010/2011 summer cropping season have begun after government through the State Procurement Board awarded tenders to 2 fertiliser companies and 10 seed houses to supply farming inputs under a US$30 million agriculture facility.

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Farmers call for subsidies on inputs

seed.jpgIn a fortnight, the first rains marking the beginning of the 2010//11 agricultural season are expected but farmers are not adequately prepared owing to financial challenges at a time when inputs such as fertilisers and seed are available on the market.

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