Category: Agriculture

Sanctions affect credit lines

herbertmurerwa.jpgLands and Rural Resettlement Minister, Dr Herbert Murerwa says the Western imposed sanctions are hindering the country’s efforts to secure international credit lines.

Dr Murerwa said this while officially opening the Zimbabwe Commercial Farmers Union (ZCFU) Annual Congress.

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Support new farmers, banks urged

joseph made  04-08-10 edd.jpgThe Minister of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development, Cde Joseph Made says it is high time fertiliser companies and the banking sector show confidence in the new crop of Zimbabwean farmers.

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Wheat farmers lament low producer price

winter wheat.jpgWheat farmers whose crop is ready for harvest say there is need to adjust the wheat producer price upwards in order for them to remain viable in the farming business.

Most farmers say the US$466 per tonne wheat producer price announced by government for this year’s winter wheat farming season should be reviewed upwards.

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Vet department in livestock vaccination drive

cattle 01.09.10.jpgThe veterinary services department says its vaccination programme is on course with locally manufactured vaccines and dipping chemicals readily available ahead of the rainy season which is normally characterised by outbreaks of various livestock diseases.

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